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Clinical Team Leader

Livewell Southwest CIC
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, passionate, and committed band 6 RMN/RMLD to join our successful and highly motivated team.

Lee Mill Low Secure Unit is a 12-bed male inpatient ward set in the small village of Lee Mill just outside of Plymouth. We provide specialist mental health care for men who have often been involved in the legal system due to their mental health needs.

The Lee Mill team has recently been the recipients of the Mary Seacole Peoples award which has celebrated our dedication to promote recovery and work collaboratively with our patient group, the kindness and respect demonstrated by the team and the high number of successful discharges out of secure care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and committed band 6 RMN/RMLD to join our successful and highly motivated team. You will support the team and provide high quality direct nursing care inclulding a range of therapeutic interventions which will make a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable people from the South West region.

We will offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme with access to further training and experience with good promotion prospects within the team. The team receive regular supervision and support from psychological services along with continuing professional development training including essential training for staff working within secure services.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high standards of care to service users within a Low Secure environment
  • To provide clinical leadership, experience and act as a decision maker within the staff team
  • Implementation of quality improvement initiatives in line with national drivers
  • Influencing practicing in line with local, regional and national governance frameworks in line with evidence-based practice
  • To support the management team with clinical challenges to ensure that systems and processes are followed in line with policies and procedures
  • Undertake lead roles and bespoke project work delegated by the Management team that enhance quality and service development

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Occasionally deputising for the Manager/Deputy in in a variety of meetings and forums and ability to contribute in a meaningful way or as part of personal development.

To have an understanding of the organisation performance requirements and monthly data submissions

To act as professional leader in response to clinical practice issues which are often complex and urgent

Contribute to Human Resources issues such as providing line management supervision to an agreed number of clinical staff. This would incorporate managing sickness absence, staff appraisal and performance issues in line with organisations policies and procedures.

Facilitate the effective use and development of multi-disciplinary team meetings and the effective review of service user care using the CPA framework and My Shared Pathway.

Represent the team positively and proactively at relevant meeting or forums, which relate to clinical practice, act as lead professional in specified areas agreed with Unit Manager.

Ensure that there is effective delegation of responsibilities to other team members utilising and developing their skills and abilities.

Contribute to creation of the roster for the team to ensure staffs covers across seven days and effective use of resources. Awareness and responsive to staffing levels on an ongoing basis in the best interests of patient and staff safety using dynamic risk assessment techniques.

To enhance cohesion and liaison between the unit, other services in the pathway and community teams in order to improve care pathway opportunities for service users.

Requirement to engage in auditing as part of ongoing service development, able to contribute to the collection of data and clinical information for reporting purposes and commissioning requirements.

To undertake SIRI, Complaints and HR investigations as per organisational requirements

Active involvement in ensuring the unit meets CQC registration requirements


Demonstrate the ability to manage staff effectively and lead a teams development and improvements in their clinical practice.

Take a lead role in MDT and act as a role model setting the standard for practice. Advocate for service users and demonstrate confidence to challenge opinion in their best interest amongst other professionals.

Provide advice and support on complex clinical matters faced by the team.

Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of local quality improvement programmes using initiatives such as patient safety programmes

Deliver training required at the request of the Unit manager and lead on training initiatives in order to meet the contract requirements

Undertake lead roles within the team in relation to patient safety and risk management.

Provide coordination and leadership role for preceptees and students on placement

Use of competency frameworks to guide the clinical practice of others and support the annual appraisal process.

Contributes to the Peer review annual cycle with the team preparing and completing the necessary action plans in line with the national requirements.

Ability to have difficult conversations with service users, staff and carers in a professional and appropriate manner.

To demonstrate effective, assertive and constructive communication skills in a wide range of situations in order to meet service demands.


Accountable for all nursing practice and can demonstrate involvement of user/carer in practice within their immediate practice setting.

Work will be in line with the service specification for Low Secure services and the Operational policy with underpins the practice of the service

Demonstrate high levels of knowledge and skills with regard to the setting and seek opportunities for training and developments.

Frequently critique the nursing interventions of the team against latest evidence to assess where improvements could be made.

Ability to keep accurate, timely and concise records in line with organisational policy using electronic system and in line with GDPR.

Regularly assist in the evaluation of health and social outcomes of clients treated within their team.

Contribute and assist in the development of unit developments to inform practice within the team.

Provide skilled clinical and managerial supervision to the multi-disciplinary team.

Use specialist knowledge to deal effectively with newly encountered clinical situations.

Maintain and update knowledge of Mental Health Act relating to service area and be aware of responsibilities and clients rights under the Act.

To be responsible and accountable for the safe storage and administration of medication in line with local policy (dependant on profession)

Sound working knowledge of the policies and procedures relating to safeguarding procedures and the responsibilities and accountability of the registered practitioner with this

To work the scope of the Code of Practice and least restrictive principles and its application within a low secure environment

Education, Training and Personal Development

Formulate existing research and evidence into proposals for improving the quality of care provided by the team i.e. NICE

Implement a range of different models of learning.

Provide clinical and line management supervision.

Contribute to the ongoing development of the learning environment...

Facilitate and support others in the extension of their professional roles and their personal development.

Monitor and support the roles of all nurses undertaking assessor and supervisor role in accordance with the Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC) and contribute to providing a suitable learning environment for all learners.

Ensure revalidation requirements are completed in line with NMC guidelines.

Communication and relationship skills

Good leadership skills

Able to communicate clearly and accurately.

Prioritisation and resource allocation, planning and organisational.

Able to communicate complex information to other professional groups.

Good negotiation skills for conflict resolution.

Able to communicate highly sensitive information to service users/carers and team members.

Able to use computer i.e. e-mail, spreadsheets, electronic patient information systems

Audit skills

Time management skills.

Analytical and Judgment Skills

Analyse and interpret data and/or information.

Awareness of budgetary constraints in the planning and delivery of care.

Complete audit processes and adapt/adjust practices accordingly.

Planning and Organisational Skills

Able to prioritise and manage own work and that of others, able to delegate and challenge others practice when required.

Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence.

Attendance at all relevant meetings, providing feedback to team.

Liaising with other services

Ability to evaluate and implement evidenced based practice.

Physical Skills

Ability to cope with physical/non-physical violence, aggression and impact of this on others.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years post registration with experience in an inpatient setting
  • Multi-disciplinary working.
  • Relevant transferable healthcare experience of working with adults with a history mental health issues.
  • Positive Risk management


  • Networking with other agencies.
  • Awareness of HR processes



  • Care Programme Approach
  • Confidentiality.
  • Knowledge base of recovery approach
  • Risk assessment and management processes
  • Safeguarding and MCA processes and frameworks
  • Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of recent national developments in mental health
  • Knowledge and understanding of Low Secure Service specification and Operational Policy


  • Knowledge of NICE guidelines in relation to mental health and the ability to apply evidence-based practice.
  • Physical Health/Health promotion initiatives
  • Ethical issues in relation to Mental Health.
  • Familiarisation in working with electronic patient record systems
  • Interest and awareness of national and local services developments.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse and the impact of this on mental and physical health
  • Previous experience/ knowledge of working in secure services



  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner within a team
  • Assessment skills.
  • Communication and liaison skills.
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