Clinical Practice Lead Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum Inc HCA
Closing date
31 Jul 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health is a Mental Health Hospital based at Homerton Hospital that provides assessment and treatment for male and female individuals experiencing acute mental health difficulties who are aged under 65. The service sets out to provide effective mental health care to help service users recover from a mental health crisis, and support their rehabilitation to get back on track with their lives.

An opportunity has arisen within our in-patient wards for enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 - Clinical Practice Lead Nurses to join our busy and motivated team across all inpatient wards. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead on continuous development and improvement of nursing in providing high quality care for service users. It also calls for visible and inclusive leadership as part of a multi-disciplinary team and other teams across the service.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be enthusiastic, forward thinking and have a keen interest in working with patients being nursed in acute mental health wards. Our expectation is that you will be highly motivated and dynamic and able to demonstrate quality therapeutic interactions with service users.

You will work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team to offer recovery focused individual and group work with service users with a wide range of needs.

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision. In addition, supporting junior staff in delivery of care provision.

To manage and organise work as required.

Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice for service users with complex needs, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.

Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.

Effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.

To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.

To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.

To provide clinical leadership and supervision to the staff group in order to promote and develop excellence in practice.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Mentorship certification
  • Completion of Preceptorship



  • Significant experience at band 5 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care


  • Supporting and supervising students and junior staff

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to work systematically and objectively in an environment with patients who can present high risk behaviours
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognize and manage stress, in self and others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk


  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices processes

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