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Clinical Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The City Central Local Mental Health Team (LMHT) are looking to recruit a compassionate and highly skilled Clinical Lead to join the LMHT management team. Working in collaboration with the Team Leader and members of the wider LMHT workforce, the Clinical Lead will be responsible for leading, monitoring and evaluating the clinical practice of the team driving towards clinical excellence. The post holder will provide and oversee clinical supervision and support the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high quality and safe patient centred care and provide senior clinical leadership within the service.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician Nursing/ Social Work/OT/Therapist/Other, with professional registration, to join our dynamic, well established Locality Mental Health Team

The post holder will be expected to lead on service transformation in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, co-produce and support the evolution of pathway interventions with the community mental services. You will lead the development of pathways of care across the community mental health teams to embed and implement new ways of working. The post holder will also be expected to deliver approved training in line with the clinical pathways. The successful candidate will evidence active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

This is an exciting time for the City LMHTs as we are at beginning of our transformation and the right candidate will be involved in shaping this new way of working . The City LMHTs prides ourselves on offering high quality evidenced based care to service users and their support network, but also being a warm and supportive team that places an emphasis on a positive working culture.

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

The post holder will exercise senior clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care whilst working within the team.

To participate in clinical leadership of the LMHT , working alongside the Team Leader and in coordinating the team in the delivery of high-quality multidisciplinary care.

The post holder will ensure patients receive appropriate investigation, intervention and treatment with minimal avoidable delays, whilst improving the quality and experience of care.

In collaboration with the team leader monitor and lead improvements to standards of care through, supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidenced based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership.

The post holder will hold qualification relevant to the LMHT Provision ( Nursing/ Social Work/OT/Therapist/Other, will use these skills in collaboration with others to lead clinically in support of the delivery of high quality services to patients and families open to the service.

To be responsible for completing specialist mental health assessments and developing treatment plans as an autonomous practitioner and to monitor interventions, ensuring compliance in accordance with Trust policy.

To maintain professional standards, ensuring adherence to all relevant policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

Person Specification



  • Professional Nursing/Clinical Qualification to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains professional registration with appropriate professional body
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Non-Medical prescribing qualification or willingness to work towards



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience
  • Advanced knowledge of medication for the older adult with mental health issues


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • Experience of clinical / managerial leadership within an MDT and own approach to management



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Advanced knowledge of physical health problems in the older adult



  • 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 emotional intelligence

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork



  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


City Central LMHT

Highbury Hospital



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