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Clinical Lead

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting substantively into our newly created Band 7 Clinical Team Lead posts across our acute wards at Hartsholme Centre (PICU)

Are you passionate about leading a team and delivering outstanding clinical care ?

Then please have a look at the Job Description to see if this post is for you.

The postholder will need to:

Demonstrate a good knowledge of the operation and functioning of an acute ward

Be a team player and work well with colleagues both internally and externally to the service and effectively communicate not only within LPFT but with the wider healthcare system.

Be motivated to deliver outstanding clinical care to our patients and lead the team with their clinical interventions, formulations and treatment plans.

Work closely with the Ward Manager, Modern Matron and Service Manager to continue to offer excellent care for our patients.

To work shifts on the ward and be part of the numbers having direct patient care

Main duties of the job

The role supports the high levels of Acuity and increased numbers of complex presentations being supported within LPFT's acute wards. The post provides clinical oversite on their assigned wards, improves clinical outcomes for patients and provides support to ward managers. Band 7 clinical leads have become a relied upon resource within LPFT's acute wards, their responsibilities is as follows:
  • Management of complex safeguarding issues with direction from the trusts safeguarding team.
  • Role modelling for the team
  • Implementation of learning from serious investigation.
  • Deputise for Ward Manager in their absence and to work shifts when not deputising.
  • To ensure that services are delivered to maximise patient safety.
  • Contribute to performance improvement such as managerial & clinical supervision.
  • Implementation of new working practices to improve patient outcomes.
  • Leading and supporting the team with complex cases
  • To drive changes within services that benefit patients, carers and/or staff.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage and lead the team in the clinical delivery care.

The hours would be management days and clinical shifts including nights.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively influence the clinical dimensions of service development.Use specialist knowledge to deal effectively with newly encountered clinical situations.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour by linking them with evidence based treatment pathways.

Plan, implement, review, improve interventions and treatment pathways to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk with comprehensive Clinical Risk Formulation and care planning

To assess carers and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for carers and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team and community teams, ensuring appropriate clinical decision-making, with other professionals and agencies.

To support transitions of young people to adult services.

To adhere to N.M.C. or other professional codes of conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard tor the NICE Guidelines in respect of treatment for mental health disorders in children and adolescents.To provide support to the ward Manager for writing and providing evidence and reports for the NHS England contract.

To provide line management and where requested, clinical supervision to the clinical team and administrators.

Provide high standards of evidence based, clinical care in ones own practice and leadership in the teams practice.

Work flexibly according to service needs.

Contribute to, and where requested, lead on the development of service protocols.

Instigate and implement service developments, improvements and action plans (as required).

Key involvement in service development, participating in management discussions and decision making through attendance at management meetings.

Ensuring the implementation of up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place for all service users in line with local and national guidance/ legislation.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Develop and deliver information to enhance professional awareness of issues related to the emotional, behavioural and mental needs of service users.To support the Ward Manager in monitoring performance and activity targets and ensure these are met and reporting exceptions.

Promote equality and Diversity and a supportive access/ admission to in-patient care.

Promote and support the participation of patients/service users and their carers in developing the in-patient service, information and guidelines through effective communication, consultation and to promote opportunities for service users and their families to contribute at all levels.

Support Ward Manager to develop systems to monitor and review the service (against national and local standards as appropriate) and use findings as a means of initiating and implementing change and ongoing improvement in services content, quality and delivery.

Attend and contribute (as appropriate) relevant regional and national contributing professional development activities to maintain up-to-date skills and knowledge in meeting the needs of the service.Delegate aspects of the role to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for team delivery.

Ensure dissemination of relevant information (internal or external as appropriate) to the team.

Support the Ward manager to undertake regular review of the teams performance and compliance to national and local standards e.g. through audit

To support the Ward Manager to ensure that all staff within their team (including themselves) receives managerial and clinical supervision, appraisal and mandatory training in line with LPFTs policies.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in mental health and social care or equivalent: 1st Level Registration (NMC,HPC)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Mentorship Module (degree level )


  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice (Msc or Degree
  • Post graduate qualification in leadership and management (or considerable experience in this area)



  • Relevant experience of working with young people with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.


  • Evidence of involvement with research initiatives
  • Distributed leadership modelling

Skills & Competences


  • Excellent assessment and risk management skills Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users, carers and key stakeholders to improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of some information
  • Evidence of continued professional development Basic IT skills


  • Health Liaison Working collaboratively with other health and social care providers
  • Budget management Data analysis Conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hartsholme Centre

Long Leys Road



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