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Clinical Lead (Registered Nurse)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy ward manager / team leader at Skylark ward in Central Lancashire. Skylark ward a specialist 11 bedded unit providing inpatient service for older adults.

The Unit provides assessment and interventions for clients, operates seven days a week and is accessible 24hrs per day.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for two highly motivated deputy ward managers who can demonstrate excellent clinical, leadership and interpersonal qualities. The successful candidate must be willing to work in fast paced environment, have a positive outlook and ensure that delivering a quality service, which genuinely engages with service users, carers and other stakeholders, is a key priority. You will be joining an inclusive team where everyone is welcome and valued. As a member of staff at Skylark ward you will have access to a dedicated staff car park adjacent to the ward.

The successful post holders will be expected to work shifts covering 24 hours, seven days a week.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH)
  • Preparation of mentors certificate, ENB 998, or equivalent



  • Thorough knowledge of the mental health act 1983
  • An understanding of, and an ability to performance manage junior staff
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ward manager responsibilities and capability to act in the role in the absence of same



  • Experience of team building and practice development
  • Experience of working within adult acute mental health



  • Excellent clinical intervention skills
  • An ability to undertake control and restraint training

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Skylark Inpatient Ward

Royal Preston Hospital



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