Adult Learning Disability Service Team Coordinator
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Would you like to be at the forefront of exciting new developments within Adult Learning Disability services? Do you have a passion to work within specialist learning disability services? Do you want to contribute your experience and skills to new ways of working across an integrated care system (ICS)?
There is an exciting opportunity within Lincolnshire's adult learning disability service to lead the learning disability west hub. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can provide safe and effective day to day management and leadership of the team.
LPFT's adult learning disability service, provides specialist health support to people with learning disabilities who require assessment and/or treatment for their physical and mental health, including support with behaviours of concern. The adult learning disability service operates from three multi-disciplinary hubs, across Lincolnshire, which delivers a range of specialist provision as well as a county-wide community home assessment and treatment team.
For further information prior to submitting an application please contact Laura Copus, Adult LD service manager firstname.lastname@example.org 07976 424191.
Main duties of the job
The post would suit a motivated individual who has the ability to develop and motivate others, have a progressive mind-set and be able to build positive working relationships within the adult learning disability service and with partner agencies, whilst demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills.
You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well evidencing a commitment to continuous quality improvement. You will have a strong sense of initiative, excellent team working ability and be an excellent communicator. A willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.
You will provide support, leadership, management, performance monitoring and strategic direction for the team and will report to the Service Manager.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.
This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.
- Provide a high standard of clinical care in ones own practice and the teams practice.
- Work flexibly across a 7-day-a-week service.
- Coordinate, and prioritise, the workload of the team and ensure that all aspects of clinical and administrative are adequately resourced within the limitations of the available staffing resources.
- To delegate aspects of the role to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for team delivery.
- Ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of members of the Learning Disabilities Team is of a high standard and in line with best practice.
- To manage case-loads and service delivery in accordance with, and in order to contribute towards, the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.
- Ensure all staff within their service work within Trust policies, service protocols, and in line with the Trusts values and vision.
- Ensure that all staff within their team, including themselves, receive supervision, appraisal and mandatory training in line with LPFTs policies.
- Ensure that staffs CPD needs are identified in line with the strategic requirement of the service and that staff develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of clinical delivery, identifying to the Service Manager where there may be a skills deficit or lack of access to training required.
- Support the development of the professional practice in the service, ensuring the provision of clinical supervision.
- Act as a delegated budget holder for their team and work within the financial constraints of the budget highlighting any risk of overspends to the Service Manager.
- Implement financial planning as agreed by the Service Manager or Divisional Manager, including management of overspends and implementation of Cost Improvement Programmes (CIPs).
- Act as the authorised signature for the teams budget and authorise payments for supplies and expenses with budgetary rules and other financial policies.
- Contribute to, and where requested, lead on the development of Service protocols.
- To undertake serious incident and complaint investigations on behalf of the wider Trust as requested by the Divisional Manager or The Quality Lead.
- Undertake Audit of the teams performance and compliance to national and local standards
- Implement service development and action plans within their team and ensure that lessons learnt from investigations are embedded within their teams practice.
- Ensure that information from Service and Trust meetings are passed to the team as appropriate and also that team views are represented at Service and Trust meetings.
- To deputise for the Service Manager when requested to do so.
- Ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place for all service users in line with LPFTs policies and national best practice are in place for all service users.
- Work with individuals and their carers to identify their healthcare need and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.
- Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.
- Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.
- Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.
- To contribute to the development of the service, participating in management discussions and decision making through attendance at individual briefing sessions and group management meetings as required.
- Receive and, where appropriate participate in staff development and performance appraisals.
- To recruit to posts within their locality.
- Keep up to date on current practices in mental health and learning disabilities, including participation in departmental training programmes and professional development education.
- To attend relevant regional and national contributing professional development activities to maintain up-to-date skills and knowledge in meeting the needs of service users.
- Assist the Service Manager by monitoring performance and activity targets.
- Promote equality and ease of access to Services.
- Support the development and use of systems to monitor and review the Service Provision against national and local standards as a means of initiating and implementing change and ongoing improvement in services content, quality and delivery.
- Play an active role in relevant professional and service improvement groups, within the service and Trust-wide.
- Attend countywide groups for service area in health and/or social care and other agencies and to support their activities and the development of integrated and inclusive provision to ensure effective pathways of care.
- Develop and deliver information to enhance professional awareness of issues related to the emotional, behavioural and mental needs of service users in other services and/or agencies.
- Support the development of new ways working within the service and the Trust.
- To advise the Service Manager, or Divisional Manager, of any undue occurrence reported or witnessed or complaint received.
- To observe and oversee adherence to all Health and Safety at work policies and contribute towards safe working practices.
- Be aware of, understand and comply with the relevant professionals guidelines. The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation at all times. Conform to the organisational Clinical Governance and Patients Charter Standards.
- Promote and support the participation of service users, and their carers, in developing local services, information and guidelines through effective communication, consultation and to promote opportunities for service users and their families to contribute at all levels.
- Support practitioners within the LD service and beyond in assessing Mental Capacity and Best interest for service users.
- Promote best practice and. ensure adherence to Safeguarding policies and procedures across services
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