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Clinical Lead

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen for the post of Clinical Lead within our female admission ward at West Park Hospital.

Elm ward offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a team who support female patients within a 18 bedded acute ward environment.

Two of these posts are being advertised to address a temporary need to cover maternity leave however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered at the same band. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

The successful candidates would be expected to cover a 24hr shift pattern, 37.5hrs per week, which is broken down into 12-hour long day or night shift.

The post holders should be both positive and passionate about the care of those with acute mental health needs and willing to carry out personal development and training to improve their knowledge and skill base in this area of care.

We pride ourselves in providing a high standard of care within a multi-disciplinary approach, which is recovery focused. We believe we are progressive and forward thinking, seeking to improve our service. We offer varied training opportunities and regularly hold in house training sessions to support our team and individuals' development

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a broad multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality, patient focused care in a hospital setting, developing and implementing the integrated team approach within a supportive and enthusiastic team. Within the nursing leadership you will be one of three clinical leads who, alongside the ward manager, are the core leads for the daily operational and clinical safety on the ward.

We want to support and ensure that you have a positive working experience within our services and are committed to identify and support your short and long term developmental needs through structured appraisal and access to training opportunities.

Joining our acute inpatient service means you enjoy a fast-paced work environment within a team who are focused on patient experience and recovery through high standards of care and evidence based practice. As a clinical lead on the ward you will work closely with service users and their relatives/ carers as part of a multi-disciplinary team - you will lead the way as a role model within the team, demonstrating compassionate leadership through the Trust Values and Behaviours. You will be a core part of the leadership team for the ward supporting and developing a collective approach to leadership and the development of the ward in conjunction with the team, patients and carers.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holders will be required to work rotational days and night shifts. The post holders will need to be flexible, adaptable and with the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to communicate with all agencies relevant to patient care to support patient flow.

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Additional contact details: Darrell Maddison, Clinical Lead or Kiesha Hoggart, Practice Development Nurse.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. RMNH/RNLD
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Recognised Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within 6 months
  • Trained in Clinical Supervision and providing clinical supervision OR willingness to work towards within 6 months



  • Minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Supervising or assessing students on practice placement.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities



  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way



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