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Clinical Lead Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Community Intravenous Administration Service (CIVAS) is looking for a Clinical Lead. You will work alongside the CIVAS/OPAT Clinical Lead (who works across Leeds Community Healthcare and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust) and have a passion for service development and developing pathways across different Trusts.

The CIVAS service provides intravenous antimicrobials, diuretics, and antivirals to patients across the Leeds district at home and in clinic. The Clinical Lead works closely with partners in the community and secondary care and the ability to build good working relationships is essential.

This is an exciting time to join a growing service. We are looking for someone with a passion for service development and developing others. The service consists of senior nurses, staff nurses, clinical support workers and an operational lead. CIVAS is a 7-day service running from 7:15am to 9:30pm.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside the current Clinical Lead, managing and leading the CIVAS service and Covid Medicines Delivery Unit. You will work closely with the OPAT (Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy) team in LTHT, Community Cardiac Service and Home Ward (Frailty).

Venepuncture and canulation skills are desirable but not essential as full training can be given. You will be expected to provide teaching in these skills once competent.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership skills and a solution focussed attitude.

You will deliver patient care from clinics across Leeds and in patient homes. The role involves lone working and you will be required to travel across the Leeds district. The successful candidate will require a driving licence and access to a car is essential.

You are strongly advised to contact the service before submitting your application.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:

27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme

A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters

Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support

Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes

Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for delivering and leading highly specialist clinical care to their own caseload and service within their speciality area. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. They will be responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other services where appropriate to make improvements.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1.Utilises highly developed specialised knowledge covering a range of procedures and underpinned by relevant broad based knowledge, experience and competence

1.2.Where appropriate to service delivery, demonstrates highly developed physical skills requiring accuracy and dexterity e.g. moving and handling techniques, clinical procedures, diagnostic tests

1.3.Demonstrates independent practice responding to social, scientific, clinical and ethical issues which are encountered

1.4.Makes complex judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options by integrating complex knowledge sources in new and/or unfamiliar contexts

1.5.Responsible for clinical pathways appropriate to field of work

1.6.Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of self care and empowerment

1.7.Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a highly specialist standard

1.8.Prioritises their own workload and that of the wider team within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.9.Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

1.10. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all aspects of role including the management of complaints and compliments.

1.11. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role

2. Leadership

2.1.Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

2.2.Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management team and other key individuals across the organisation.

2.3.Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources e.g. staff, supplies within their own sphere of responsibility.

2.4.Demonstrates leadership and innovation in contexts which are unfamiliar, complex, and unpredictable that require solving problems involving many interacting factors

2.5.Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations

2.6.Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations

2.7.Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement

2.8.Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address

2.9.Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.10. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

Person Specification



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field.
  • Post graduate learning to Masters level or equivalent.
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration NMC.


  • Leadership and management qualification.



  • Experience in the supervision and management of other staff.
  • Experience in the teaching and training of others.
  • Highly developed knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care, ethics and innovation and application in practice.
  • Experience of leading the application of clinical governance and quality measures in practice.


  • Evidence of research projects and / or clinical audits relevant to clinical area.

Skills and Attributes


  • Highly specialist assessment, planning, treatment and evaluation skills.
  • Highly complex analytical and creative problem solving skills in unpredictable situations.
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks and day-to-day team leadership.
  • Advanced verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers and managing conflict when appropriate.
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Reflective practice skills able to give clear and effective feedback and support others to develop.
  • Develop and lead clinical audit within clinical area.
  • Lead / contribute to research activities relevant to clinical area.

Attitude and Behaviour


  • Able to demonstrate clear and inspiring clinical leadership internally and externally behaving as a role model at all times.
  • Displays care, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to other peoples feelings and needs.
  • Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers.
  • Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload managing unpredictable service demands.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner
  • willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches.
  • Highly motivated and reliable.
  • Has a strong degree of personal integrity able to adhere to standards of conduct based on a culture of equality and fairness.


  • Evidence of clinical leadership.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Chapeltown Health Centre

Spencer Place



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