Clinical Lead Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Clinical Lead Practitioner is a new post which has been set up to support the Ward Manager to ensure the delivery of high quality, trauma informed and safe patient centred care.

The service specialises in providing care to a complex and challenging group of patients and requires strong and dynamic leadership to ensure that evidenced based approaches are consistently embedded and supported within the team.

The post holder will be expected to lead on service pathway development, coproduce and support the evolution of pathway interventions within the women's mental health team on Seacole Ward. The post holder will also be expected to deliver approved training in line with the clinical pathways.

The post holder will ensure quality standards are met on the ward championing professionality and compassion at all times.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical Leadership and expertise to a team working with a patient group with complex mental health issues.

Ensure evidenced based and compassionate approaches in the management of self harm and challenging behaviour.

Develop and enhance clinical networks of expertise.

Work with the wider MDT to develop clinical strategies and ensuring that these are then embedded in practice

Work with a small clinical caseload to maintain skills and role model good practice through supervision of the staff team

Ensure the staff team are equipped to carry out interventions through identifying training and equipment required amongst the team.

Support learning from incidents and complaints though investigation

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

Working in collaboration with the Ward Manager ensuring the service is delivering high quality care, promote an open culture for learning and improvement alongside being responsible for leading, monitoring and evaluating the philosophy, ethos and clinical practice of the team driving towards clinical excellence.

To maintain clinical expertise in practice through managing a small caseload (includes 1:1 therapeutic interventions and therapeutic groups) and undertake and gain required skills and knowledge to facilitate on-going development of the post.

To provide clinical and managerial supervision within the team to maintain competency, ensure performance targets are achieved and deliver best quality care to patients and their families

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification Occupational Therapy, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains professional registration with appropriate professional body by satisfying criteria including CPD.
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training.


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
  • Specialist and area specific experience Working with women, trauma, self-harm, violence and aggression
  • Experience of staff support and development e.g providing training / clinical supervision
  • Previous leadership role


  • The ability to contain a team's anxieties and work effectively with conflict.
  • Previous experience of working within a leadership role within an inpatient setting.
  • Previous experience of providing senior clinical leadership
  • Experience of conflict resolution
  • Experience of working with Carers / families.
  • Previous experience of working in a Trauma Informed Approach



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation, care standards and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care, evidence-based approaches to managing challenging behaviour such as self-harm, violence and aggression


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • Knowledge of management theories
  • Awareness of Women's pathways within forensic services
  • Previous experience of working within Forensic Mental Health services



  • Ability to work as part of a team Good written/oral communication skills Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care. Clinical supervision skills IT skills


  • A high level of resilience and capacity to manage own and others' emotional responses
  • Ability to support and lead a service
  • Previous experience of supporting service development.
  • Previous experience of delivery quality improvement plans.
  • Ability and skills to communicate at varying levels, being able to support, develop and foster growth within others.



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery as evidenced through commitment to CPD, completion of relevant training courses relating to women's low secure setting


  • Specific training in therapy approaches relevant to the low secure women's service (e.g. DBT, CFT, PBS, Trauma etc)

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)

Physical requirements


  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of nursing duties

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wells Road Centre

The Wells Road



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