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Clinical Practice Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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East London NHS Foundation Trust currently provides mental health and learning disability services in Luton and Bedfordshire. Luton and Bedfordshire Inpatient Acute Mental Health Services serve a vibrant population with dedicated, dynamic, and caring teams.

Our Inpatient Services consist of:
  • 3 Adult acute admission wards and a male PICU at Calnwood Court in Luton.
  • 2 Adult Acute admission wards in Oakley Court in Luton.
  • 1 adult Acute admission ward - Townsend Court in Houghton Regis
  • 2 Older People Services - Poplars Unit in Houghton Regis and Fountains Court in Bedford
  • 1 rehabilitation unit, Cedar House in Bedford
  • 1 ECT clinic service at Calnwood Court in Luton

The Inpatient Services are accessible from London with a 30-minute train from Kings cross and is accessible by car just off the M1. Parking for staff is available on all sites.

The teams have achieved significant improvements in the quality of services and care being delivered. Evidence of this can be seen in the implementation of the Trusts QI work streams; to include Violence Reduction and Time to Think strategies and the Joy at Work projects.

There is an increased investment in supporting staff to undertake QI training to enable further opportunities to look at how we improve what we do. There are established leadership structures across the ward teams that ensure adequate, effective governance and assurance systems that foster learning from incidents and maintaining quality, safe and responsive services.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Practice Lead (Band 6 nurse) would be ward-based with a primary focus on ensuring robust systems of clinical care and service delivery is maintained.

They will support the functions of the Clinical Nurse Managers and Modern Matrons through providing direct clinical work on a shift by shift basis, undertaking and supporting governance and assurance systems through the use of clinical audit, role modelling and clinical supervision. You will be expected to lead on managing complex situations that may arise and being mindful of internal processes for escalation for further support if indicated.

Additionally, you may be required to support the Duty Senior Nurse rota and will be responsible for managing the response to urgent situations that may arise, coordination of resources across all the sites, and effective bed management.

You will be working with a committed and stable multi-disciplinary team. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the culture on the ward, grow and develop others and contribute to the delivery of high quality care in an environment that is safe, effective, and responsive.

You will receive support from your Line Managers, the Multi-Disciplinary Team and your Peer Group across Luton and Bedford.

Secondment contracts are individually negotiated and will take into issues such as travel and London weighting.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please for further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Mentorship certification
  • Completion of Preceptorship
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience at band 5 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
  • Supporting and supervising students and junior staff
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to work systematically and objectively in an environment with patients who can present high risk behaviours
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognize and manage stress, in self and others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices processes

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