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0-19 Clinical Lead

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and focused professional lead for the 0-19 service in Hillingdon.

You will provide excellent leadership and management to a team of Health Visitors, School nurses, community staff nurses and nursery nurses, and lead the operational delivery of the commissioned Healthy Child Programme in Hillingdon.

Background to the Hillingdon 0-19 service

The CNWL 0-19 Service in Hillingdon is led by Health visitors and school nurses who are specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). They are supported by a skill mix within the teams, including community staff nurses, nursery nurses and school nursing assistants. We are commissioned by the London borough of Hillingdon and work closely with our early years' colleagues.

Health visitors take the leading role with the 0 to 5year old's elements of the Healthy Child Programme and School nurses the 5 to 19year old's element. Both the health visiting and school nursing service offer year-round support for children and young people in a range of settings including families' own homes, local community or primary care settings and local schools.

The Healthy Child Programme is a universal prevention, health promotion and early intervention initiative available to all families supporting the aim to ensure every child has the \best start in life.

In a recent survey 100% of our 0-19 staff would recommend Hillingdon as a place to work.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • Provide professional leadership and management to the clinical team, providing support in the delivery of high- quality services.
  • Make and contribute to key decisions to contribute to service delivery and service planning, ensuring the continuation of a skilled and motivated workforce and supporting the needs of the local community.
  • Contribute to wider Public Health, Local Authority and ICB outcomes.
  • Provide clinical expertise in direct service provision and provide support and clinical supervision and appraisal to staff.
  • Be creative, supporting and leading change management. Monitor and deliver service performance against agreed targets.
  • Develop effective relationships with partner agencies, service users and communities.
  • To ensure locality services are delivered in a highly professional and clinically safe manner, in conjunction with the business support team and in accordance with local and national policies and procedures, including compliance with Care Quality Commission standards.
  • To be responsible for the delegated budget and resource management in line with standing financial instruction

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

We can offer you
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust Benefits: You can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries, and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks
  • Buy & Sell Annual Leave
  • An attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits for dependants; ill health retirement benefits; and life assurance cover
  • Employee Assistance programme: a free and confidential service to help with personal life
  • Staying Well at Work service for tailored employment related support to staff with severe and long-term mental health problems.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take responsibility on behalf of the Clinical Service Manager for the operational management and continuity of childrens 0-19 services.
  • Provide leadership to and be responsible for team leaders in the day to day running of the teams, promoting multidisciplinary working and ensuring organisational and divisional barriers do not prevent the development and functioning of integrated care pathways and high quality patient care.
  • Undertake regular audit of adherence to associated local and national policies, guidance (e.g. NICE) and standards of care
  • Contribute to the achievement of standards within the areas of responsibility, working effectively with other service managers and clinical staff to ensure agreed standards are maintained
  • Prepare and deliver service reviews as agreed, reporting on the performance of services within area of responsibility.
  • Support service and team leads to ensure effective leadership and management of resources, including budgetary responsibilities
  • Investigate and respond to complaints and incidents/serious incidents within a specified timeframe, analysing and monitoring data collected and collated from each service area to ensure that action is taken to correct and prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure escalation processes are understood and embedded within operational teams.
  • Lead the NBBS screening service, responding in a timely manner to any incidents and supporting the NBBS screener
  • Be responsible, in conjunction with the Clinical Service Manager and Finance lead, for ensuring the budget remains in balance, efficient use is made of service resources and the Trusts Standing Financial Instructions are adhered to.
  • Take responsibility for performance management and achievement in the service, including management of effective clinical governance and enhancing patient safety.

Person Specification



  • Clinical qualification to first degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development
  • Knowledge and expertise in management acquired through in- depth experience or theoretical study, equivalent to post graduate level.

Areas of Experience and Knowledge


  • Significant experience in an NHS Clinical Service management/leadership role.
  • Experience of working with different professional disciplines
  • Evidence of management and leadership in complex & changing organisation circumstances.
  • Implementing strategies to meet changing organisational needs including the ability to translate this into key operational objectives
  • Strategic development experience, including working across organisational boundaries and planning and implementing joint projects.
  • Planning and performance management skills and techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS and social care policy and directives (as relevant)
  • Knowledge and experience of governance systems and processes
  • Experience of leading change in a NHS setting.
  • Intellectual flexibility to be able to work between strategic and operational priorities
  • Working knowledge of electronic patient record system.
  • Knowledge of current safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience and commitment to involve patients and service users in the design and development of service provision


  • oExcellent communication skills both oral and written, including the ability to liaise and negotiate oKnowledge of barriers to understanding & ability to explain complex issues simply. oExcellent group presentation skills

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