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Clinical Team Leader - Lavender Walk

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAs + additional ( R&R Bonus)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Welcome to CNWL Mental Health Inpatient Services for Children and Young People. Lavender Walk is an inpatient unit looking after children and young people aged 13 -18. We are looking to recruit Clinical Team Leaders from all nursing backgrounds to broaden and develop the experience and skill mix available to young people at Lavender Walk.

We need innovative, dynamic people interested in developing their leadership skills in a supportive and highly skilled team. There will be opportunities to develop your therapeutic skills with our psychology, family therapy and occupational therapy leads.

Set in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Lavender Walk is a Tier 4 Adolescent Unit which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment package, for young people with mental health conditions whose level of need can no longer be met safely in the community. We work in a collaboratively with the patients, their family and carers, and local voluntary services.

We appreciate that not everyone has provided care for young people, but if you're a Registered Paediatric, General, Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse, with experience of working on a ward, we'd love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We're passionate about young people's mental health outcomes, and strive to deliver first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care. Here at Lavender Walk you will be supporting young people to build a resilience, better coping strategies and healthy relationships.

Who are we?

The team consists of two consultant child and adolescent psychiatrists, junior doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, family therapists, support workers, a ward manager and matron. We also have a fantastic on-site school with an outstanding team of teachers and visiting tutors for music, art therapy and drama therapy.

What do we do?

We work closely with young people and their families to understand their problems, provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment plan to allow for them to return to their homes safely as quickly as possible. We treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses such as psychosis, mania, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. We don't currently treat young people with primary eating disorders or those requiring naso-gastric tubes.

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

About us

CNWL have a pioneering history improving health outcomes in people's lives, by providing physical and mental health services at GPs, clinics, hospitals, and in the community. To find out more about CAMHS inpatients pleaseCLICK HERE.

Staff are the heartbeat of our organisation and we offer a�2,000 Joining Bonus, followed by �1,000 paid 12 months later.

We understand that staff are the heartbeat of our organisation, and offer substantial range of benefits locally, in addition to the standard NHS discounts.

For inpatient Nurses we offer a relocation scheme of up to �8,000 to any qualified Nurse in the UK moving to London. We have several providers who support with finding key worker rental properties at 80% Market Rent. You'll have direct liaison with our Professional Nurse Educator to develop your career. You'll receive monthly supervision to support bespoke training, development offers, and our leadership and development programme, see the Staff rewards and wellbeing handbook for more details.

We take flexible working seriously, and will always be open to discussion to meet our workforces competing work life demands.

Our base is in the Chelsea area, next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Thanks to the heavy NHS influence many local cafes, restaurants and bars give discounts at 10-20% to all NHS staff.As well as Better Gym offering a 50% discount to all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Typical tasks for this role?
  • To support the ward manager in leading day-to-day running of the ward.
  • To lead on nursing feedback in ward round and other professional meetings
  • To take on the Primary Nurse role for individual young people.
  • To assist in the development of junior staff and act as a role model to them.
  • To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence-based nursing care for the children, young people (CYP) and their families at all times.
  • To put children, young people, their families and carers at the centre of everything we do.
  • To ensure the provision of a welcoming, caring, clean and safe environment for the CYP and their families.
  • Recognising escalation in behaviour or shift in ward dynamics and proactively address this with staff or young people.
  • Monitoring observations and ensuring safe practice and act appropriately and in line with unit procedure.
  • Supervising junior staff and students to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications:


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse at degree or diploma level.
  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child) (or Registered Nurse) relevant to area of practice CAMHS Mental Health


  • Degree level qualification
  • NVQ D32/33 Assessors course



  • Teaching, supervision and managerial experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Knowledge of mental disorder, child development, mental health law and legislation and the nursing process
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's and mental health nursing.
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Handling safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Understating or evidence of fulfilling PREP requirements for Revalidation Awareness of equality and diversity


  • Experience of working in a mental health setting postregistration
  • Basic counselling skills

Special Aptitudes/Abilities:


  • Demonstrates an understanding of and empathy to the needs of children & young people
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, young people and their parents
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other professionals, in person and on the phone
  • Basic understanding of budget and resource management


  • Ability to understand and work with challenging behaviour

Personal Characteristics:


  • A genuine interest in working within this specialism.
  • A good level of fitness and mobility
  • Shows evidence of common sense, tolerance and empathy
  • Shows a mature, accepting warm attitude
  • Demonstrates professionalism (in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct) and good interpersonal relationships at all times.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre

Nightingale Place


SW10 9NG

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