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Mental Health Clinical Education and Improvement Fellow

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
This is an exciting time to join Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) as we have seen significant investment in the provision of mental health care. This includes three new senior leadership mental health nursing roles to steer strategic and operational improvements as well as the establishment of two new mental health nursing teams at Charing Cross and St Mary's sites. As part of this expanding service, mental health professionals will play a key part in this organisational change, providing flexible therapeutic support to patients and acting as a resource and source of expertise to other clinicians across the hospital. The senior leadership team will also support our staff to build on their own practice, progress their career, and enhance their expertise through robust supervision, and access training and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

This is a new and innovative role designed to support the ongoing development of mental health care, processes and pathways at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

There are two positions which will be aligned to primarily to our Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospital sites, with the expectation for both post holders to work across Hammersmith Hospital as required. The post-holder will be expected to:

Provide visible clinical leadership championing safe mental health practice, including expert clinical advice.

Contribute to strategic planning and ensure collaboration with patients and stakeholders.

Contribute to the development of policies and practices to guide and support safe mental health practice

Act as a clinical expert, to support the operational delivery of safe mental health practice across the Trust in accordance with national, regional and local legislation, policies and recommendations, ensuring that holistic care is provided to all patients, their families and carers by a well-trained and proactive workforce.

Design and deliver specialist safe mental health education and training

Support the delivery of and spread of rigorous improvement practices to promote safe mental health practice

Support audit, monitoring and data driven approach

Participate in the patient safety incident response to mental health related incidents.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Current Clinical registration - NMC or HCPC
  • Working towards BSC/MSC
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience


  • Improvement qualification



  • Extensive clinical experience within mental health
  • Experience of leading improvement
  • Experience of implementing change
  • Experience of presenting in different forums
  • Experience of leading audit and or service evaluation


  • Project management course or equivalent experience
  • Experience of participating in incident review

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Organisation, administrative and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Articulate with advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Coaching skills
  • IT skills including use of email and office packages
  • Knowledge of NMC and or HCP Code of Professional Conduct

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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