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Senior Team Leader | Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 31 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 June 2024
Location: Wirral, CH63 4JY
Company: Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6327954/408-24-594


An amazing opportunity has arisen within Children and young peoples continuing care team. The service offers home based based care and community support to clients who have complex medical needs.

As a Senior Team Leader you will be involved in the clinical supervision and ongoing support of our team of Senior Clinical Support Workers and Band 5 nurse colleagues. The role will involve supervision and training and therefore requires a good level of clinical experience.

Responsibilities also include planning, implementation and evaluating care in conjunction with parents, carers and other allied health, education and social care professionals. You will be expected to case manage a designated group of clients. Therefore the role requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will be working with children and young people with various levels of dependency. All the children/young people you will be working with have complex health issues/severe disabilities. The service provides bespoke care for a wide range of conditions which range from ventilator dependent young people, terminally ill children and others with severe disabilities/additional complex health problems.

This can be a very challenging, yet extremely rewarding role. You must have a genuine interest in the welfare of children, a common sense approach and display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

1. Identify children with complex health needs and undertake assessments under guidance of the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.

2. work in collaboration with children and young people and families to understand their preferences in regard to care.

3. Lead on holistic assessment of the child/young person and the family.

4. Act as the Lead Health professional to correlate reports/risk assessments from the MDT in respect of bespoke packages of care.

5. Convene and lead Multi-Disciplinary Meetings to plan care and ensure the needs of vulnerable children/families are met. Ensure continuity of care by appropriate sharing and transfer of information.

6. Act as Health Assessor in completion of the Decision to Support Tool.

7. Attend Children’s Commissioning panel and make recommendations around funding arrangements.

8. Participate in safeguarding meetings in accordance with Trust and local Safeguarding Children’s procedures, policies and guidance.

9. Be actively involved in the training process for parents, carers and other professionals to ensure competency and evidence-based practice.

10. Participate in common assessment framework CAF/Team Around the Child TAC process following integrated working guidelines.

11. Participate in the development of evidence-based services.

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Senior Team Leader position available at WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a standard/enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month. As this vacancy is within the division of Women’s and Children’s, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is £13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

This advert closes on Friday 14 Jun 2024

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