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Lead Clinical Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS pro-rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The community treatment team (CTT) works with adults in the community with an acute physical need who could potentially be treated at home, rather than attend the Emergency Department (ED).The aim of the service is to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for those people who are experiencing an acute, physical health crisis, for example: a suspected infection,falls without injuries, or an exacerbation of along-term condition such as COPD. The service consists of Doctors, nurses, Health care assistants,Occupational therapists, Social workers, Advance Care practitioners, Pharmacists and Physiotherapists who work with primary care, community services and healthcare partners at Queen's Hospitals so that people can receive medical, nursing and therapy interventions in their own homes wherever possible, without need for hospital admission. The post holder should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse leader, who is passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate care and who is equipped with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. If you think you have the right skills, attitude, and enthusiasm that you can bring to this exuberant team, we would really love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Professional Leadership - providing highly specialist expert advice and knowledge in relation to Nursing and AHP delivery of CTT Services across the London Boroughs of Barking, Havering and Redbridge.

Strategic Planning/Policy and Development Education and Training - develop and deliver specialist educational programmes to meet the needs of practitioners and other relevant stakeholders. This shall be achieved by leading in the identification of educational needs working in partnership with the Education and training directorate in investment planning and developing a framework to meet these educational requirements within the area of responsibility.

Quality improvement- To lead Quality improvement initiatives to support CTT colleagues and other partners to feel confident and competent in their roles to deliver individualised care and outcomes.

Research and Development -be a member of the relevant audit/research steering groups developing and working with relevant stakeholders to undertake research, proposals, and evaluate. The prime driver shall be the attainment of excellence in clinical practice with the ultimate aim of achieving individual patients & carers wishes and outcomes. Provide expert leadership in implementation of CTT Service Objectives, participating in audits, teaching and developing the workforce by monitoring progress and embedding learning.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application. Please ensure you meet the person specifications and have the relevant qualifications required for the role.

We are seeking an experienced registered Nurse/AHP with strong clinical and leadership background to join our inspiring service on a full-time basis.

We require a forward-thinking Nurse/AHP with drive, initiative and determination linked to a breadth and depth of knowledge of the community, the management of medically unwell patients and the development of staff to work alongside the CTT Manager and AHP Lead. The post holder will provide strategic direction and leadership for CTT across the BHR London Boroughs in NELFT with the aim to improve patient outcomes and reduce inequalities.

The post may closed before the scheduled closing date depending on the volume of applications.

Person Specification



  • First degree or equivalent experience
  • Professional registered Nurse/AHP/Pharmacist
  • MSC in appropriate clinical field or working towards it
  • Extended or supplementary prescribing


  • Teaching qualification



  • Experience working within adult services
  • 5 years experience in relevant setting
  • Facilitating groups/meetings
  • Facilitating projects
  • Providing support and supervision to clinicians



  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills


  • Project management skills including the development of project plans



  • Access to car and full UK driving licence
  • Aware and demonstrate trust values


  • Consistency between application form and interview

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


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