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Team Leader

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for something a bit different, a new challenge, a varied role?

Wathwood is an award-winning mental health hospital and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

We have exciting opportunities here at Wathwood in our unique Medium Secure setting.

We are seeking to recruit Band 6 RMN to join our fantastic multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital to provide assessment, risk management, care and treatment to aid recovery and further the patient journey.

We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated nurses to join our teams, in a challenging but rewarding role, to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held on the 29 November 2023.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

Applicants will need to:
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be committed to providing the highest standards of care
  • Promote and maintain high standards of care through excellent communication, motivation, supervision and role modelling

We want to help our staff reach their full potential and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to success. This includes a supportive and strong health and well-being team.

As a Team Leader you will be required to take charge of shifts, lead a team of nurses and healthcare professionals on the ward and ensure patients receive a high standard of individualised patient care which assists their recovery. As a Team Leader you will ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of both staff and patients are not compromised. You will be expected to support the Ward Manager to achieve required standards of practice and communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

You must be able to work a 7-day week, 24-hour shift pattern, including regular night shifts. You must be an RMN or completing a qualification in Mental Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC. Options for flexible working and part-time working are available.

You will be required to complete mandatory training to assist your professional development.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To take charge of the ward on a regular basis and have delegated trust in the absence of the Ward Manager to manage the allocated resources to maintain their effectiveness and efficiency, taking appropriate action to meet set standards and targets. Responsible for the supervision and deployment of staff and will be required to develop/teach nursing and non-nursing staff.

To participate fully as a member of a multi-disciplinary team including assessment of care needs, the development/implementation of evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards. As a prime care provider, initiate, implement and evaluate operational policies and clinical practice against agreed criteria.

Assisting patients in maintaining their physical well-being, co-existing within Health of the Nation targets.

To take personal responsibility for providing a high quality service, for areas within their areas of practice.

To undertake personal responsibility for ensuring risk assessments are carried out and implemented within patients care programmes.

To assume responsibility for coordinating clinical care for the ward and act as a role model for members of the team.

To lead a team that promotes and maintains the highest standard of care at all times, assuming supervision of staff at band 5 and below.

To make primary nursing assessments and act as a named nurse to a given number of patients. Attend where possible all relevant CPA meetings.

Assist with setting and monitoring of clinical standards within the immediate clinical area, ensuring measurable outcomes are achieved.

Accept and participate in regular supervision with the Ward Manager and designated clinical supervision.

Facilitate clinical supervision with members of the nursing team.

Keep the Ward Manager informed of any pertinent matters relating to the patients.

When in charge ensuring that all necessary information is collated and related to other necessary personnel and appropriate action taken to resolve the situation.

Develop a high degree of autonomy and responsibility while remaining within the overall clinical direction of the Ward Manager.

Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information at all times.

Delegate fairly to staff, appropriate to their ability and the workload of the unit.

Familiarise and carry out procedures in accordance with laid down local/Trust policies and procedures, eg, fire, health and safety.

Maintain good order and cleanliness on the ward.

Maintain safe custody of medicines and their administration in line with national/local policies and guidelines.

Contribute to a systematic individualised care planning approach to patients care with the involvement of allied disciplines and modern nursing strategies.

Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff.

Be fully conversant with the provisions of the Mental Health Act, Discharge and After Care Policies including: the Care Programme Approach, Supervision Register, Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, and Supervised Discharge, Human Rights Act.

Ensure that all patients are allocated a named nurse on a 24 hour basis.

Engage in pre-admission assessment of patients with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of arranging therapeutic interventions in programmes of care.

Act at all times in a professional and clinically credible manner, providing effective role modelling for staff and patients.

Person Specification



  • 1st level registration RMN
  • Relevant experience in adult mental health at band 5 or above
  • Accredited Mentorship Training


  • 1st degree or diploma in related areas



  • Mental Health Act


  • Interest in specific and related field eg research, clinical audit



  • Adult mental health
  • Clinical supervision and staff
  • Personal appraisal and development


  • Work experience within secure environments in the care and treatment of mentally disordered patients



  • Understanding of the NHS and relevant policies



  • Leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills

Contractual requirements


  • Good mobility with regards to shift and service requirements

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wathwood Hospital

Gipsy Green Lane, Wath upon Dearne


S63 7TQ

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