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Clinical Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust for a passionate and highly motivatedClinical Lead (Band 7)from either aMental Health Nursing, Occupational TherapyorSocial Workbackground to join our team

The EIP service in Nottinghamshire is delivered through a multidisciplinary team of practitioners who provide comprehensive assessments and evidence-based treatments for people aged 14-65 who are experiencing a First Episode Psychosis (FEP) or an At Risk Mental State (ARMS) for the development of psychosis.

Working in collaboration with the Team Leader, the post holder will be responsible for leading, monitoring and evaluating the clinical practice of the team driving towards clinical excellence. You will provide and oversee clinical supervision and support the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high quality and safe patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a defined level of specialist assessment (CAARMS) and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health problems
  • The post holder will be expected to be part of the EIP management team and the senior hub groupthat will lead and continually review and develop the EIP pathways of care across the AMH community mental health teams, inpatient and crisis services. Will haveoversight over ongoing governance of interventions, access times and evidence-based practice in correlation with access and waiting time standard and measured as part of the NCAP audit
  • To lead on service transformation, evolution of FEP and ARMS pathway, interventions (for example Feeling Safe Programme), support and lead the development of EIP pathway of care across the inpatient and community mental health teams to embed and implement new ways of working.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To maintain clinical expertise in practice through managing a small caseload and undertake and gain required skills and knowledge to facilitate on-going development of the post.
  • To offer and support induction, preceptorship, coaching and mentorship to clinical staff to enhance clinical assessment, formulation and care planning to promote a learning culture, enabling others to develop their full potential.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of clinical research findings and make proposals for changes to clinical practice in light of these
  • To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records.
  • On going professional leadership within the multi-disciplinary team creating and supporting a culture of learning and development.
  • To provide clinical and managerial supervision within the team to maintain competency, ensure performance targets are achieved and deliver best quality care to patients and their families
  • To support clinical staff in offering training and consultation to services

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Flexible Working
    • Enhanced rates of pay for unsocial hours
    • Generous NHS pension scheme
    • Enhanced Maternity and Sick pay
    • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
    • Commitment to career development
    • Wide range of training and development opportunities
    • Working in a supportive environment
    • Retail Discounts
    • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
    • Clinical Supervision
    • Preceptorship Programme
    • Health and Wellbeing Services

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current professional registration
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Trained in a psychological informed practice/ intervention ( Feeling safe Programme, BFT)



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Training in CAARMS



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • IT skills


  • A high level of emotional intelligence



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the CQC 6 C's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • Knowledge of management theories

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