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Clinical Team Leader

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,161 to £44,629 a year Includes 5% high cost area supplement
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Calling band 5 & 6 mental health nurses!

Do you enjoy fast-paced, varied work?

Would you like to be part of a dynamic, supportive team?

Would you like to become a Clinical Team Leader on Victoria Ward?

We are looking for Band 6 Clinical Team Leaders on our Friendly Ward.

Situated in Farnham Road Hospital in Guilford; Victoria ward is an acute assessment and treatment ward specialising in the care of Older Adults with functional mental health issues.

We are a 20-bedded inpatient ward and we have an experienced and dedicated team which is passionate about giving high-quality, person-centred care. We are looking for a confident nurse to help lead our team in the clinical aspects of delivering excellent care to maintain our high standards

You will need to have strong clinical skills as well as good organisational skills and we will support you to develop/strengthen your Leadership skills

The post involves role modelling excellent nursing care, maintaining high standards of care, and developing junior staff including students.

Excellent communication skills and confident use of IT are key to this role.

We are committed to continuous learning and development

Main duties of the job

1. Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.

2. Be a Clinical Team Leader with evidence of detailed professional development and clinical knowledge.

3. Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/ improvements.

4. Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.

5. Work with the Ward Manager/Deputy Ward Manager undertaking delegated tasks in team management.

6. Act as a role model for colleagues and others in relation to professional and personal conduct and practice.

7. Ensure all policies and procedures relevant to the role are implemented and complied with.

8. Be expected to participate fully in quality assurance initiatives.

9. Ensure that regard is given to dignity, choice, self-esteem and well-being of people accessing services and carers.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities:

The post-holder will:

1. Have a wide base of clinical skills, knowledge and experience appropriate to the needs of individual patients over the age of 65 years presenting with mental health needs.

2. Demonstrate a high standard of record keeping and documentation with adherence to trust policy and an understanding of professional guidelinesand application of confidentiality.

3. Work with colleagues to develop and promote the philosophy of integrated care, framework of care delivery and strategic objectives, taking responsibility for specific areas of policy and strategy delivery.

4. Deliver care that is evidence based, reflecting current best practice and research.

5. Actively participate in structured regular management supervision provided by designated line manager in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

6. Demonstrate clinical excellence and high standards of nursing practice to other colleagues.

7. Will be expected to work flexibly in line with the hours of operation.

8. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the legal and ethical issues in caring for people in ill-being with mental health conditions. In particular, demonstrating sound understanding of the Mental Health Act (2007), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Act (2014) and DoLS.

9. Demonstrate a sound understanding of legal and ethical issues in advance care planning.

10. Be responsible for their own nursing practice in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council Guidelines and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain their professional competence and revalidation.

Person Specification



  • Experience required:
  • 1 year post qualification experience working with people within a mental health setting i.e. acute inpatient ward


  • Experience required:
  • 1 year post qualification experience working with people within a mental health setting i.e. acute inpatient ward



  • A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent - RMN
  • Membership of a professional body (NMC)


  • A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent - RMN
  • Membership of a professional body (NMC)

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