Clinical Team Leader
Ref: CYG07362

  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • £16.64 - £17.52 per hour + enhancements dependent on experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 12/12/2019
  • We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to join us at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath as a Clinical Team Leader.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week, based at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath on Tyler ward.

    Tyler ward is a 15 bed Male PICU unit for detained service users who are referred for a variety of reasons based around levels of risk to themselves or others. The unit has a full MDT who work collaboratively with service users to identify their reasons for admission to a PICU.

    This will include identifying and understanding how they have come to be within our service and how they can do things differently going forward to prevent future admissions to hospital, looking at their support networks in the community and enabling them to make positive choices about their mental health.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness.  

    Your day-to-day…

    • Supervise the smooth running of a shift and take leadership responsibility for the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager.
    • Act as a role model to all staff in clinical areas, helping to maintain a motivated positive work force.
    • Participate in the manager’s on-call system to provide the first point of contact for ward based staff, outside of normal working hours.
    • Take an active role in clinical audit on the ward and in the hospital.
    • Actively coach and mentor staff to improve practice on the ward.
    • Take a lead role in working with the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate and effective care plans which meet the physical & emotional needs of the service users in a caring and empathic manner.
    • Participate in training and development of staff.
    • Follow and ensure others implement Cygnet Health Care Policy and Procedures and maintain level of service, which meets the standard for the hospital
    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…
    • £16.64 - £17.52 per hour + enhancements dependent on experience.
    • + £4,000 Location Allowance
    • Enhancement rates;
    10% of basic Salary for Night shifts
    20% of basic salary for weekend shifts
    30% of basic rate for nights on the weekend
    66% of basic rate for bank holidays
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Plus many more.
     You will have…
    • Experience as a Senior Registered Nurse Mental Health / RMN with a current Pin Number.
    • The ability to maintain documentation and undertake audits.
    • A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 & latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage & reduce risk
    • Dedication to empower & support service user independence
    • Experience working on PICU/ Acute wards
    • Compassion, integrity, honesty and resilience
    • Nurses with interests in leadership, research & risk assessment.
    • Able to deputise in the absence of the ward manager

    Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services more than 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath accept urgent admissions from all over the country for people in acute psychiatric distress and can assess and transfer urgent prison referrals swiftly. We also provide an intensive programme of recovery in our low secure mental health ward, developing a personal therapeutic timetable to meet the needs of service users whatever their stage of recovery.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath is part of our integrated male care pathway of services in south-east London that also includes our ‘step down’ mental health rehabilitation service at Cygnet Lodge Lewisham.

    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.

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