Clinical Nurse Manager

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
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.

Coral Ward is a 26-bedded in-patient unit caring for service users of adult working age (18-65 years old) who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and need to be nursed in a 24/7 staffed care environment. Coral Ward admits and cares for service users who are informally admitted and also those detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) amended 2007.

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Band 7 Clinical Nurse Manager at Coral Ward. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience working as a Clinical Practice Lead/Charge Nurse or in a similar role - who can join us to deliver safe and effective inpatient services that aim to embrace recovery by working in partnership with service users and their carers.

We would be like to hear from you if you are interested to gain experience in managing an acute adult inpatient setting in Coral Ward. Our services aim to provide a high standard of treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting for service users in the acute and vulnerable stage of their illness.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nigel Donga Deputy Borough Lead Nurse

Tel: 01582 709180 or 07436 027 709


Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Manager role is pivotal in delivering safe, effectiveness and service excellence within the team dynamic.

Coral Ward is recently AIMS accredited inpatient service (July 2020) that also received and achieved feedback that was rated Outstanding by the CQC in 2019.

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision. In addition, supporting junior staff in delivery of care provision.To manage and organise work as required.Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice for service users with complex needs, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.Promotes evidence based practice and embeds QI.Postholder will be responsible for high quality care provision with highly complex service users and groups.Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.

About us

ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself to promote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review its policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providers of its services are treated according to their needs.For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employment practice and equality of opportunity are delivered.

Job description Job responsibilities

Developing the teams ability to ensure that a service user centredmulti-disciplinary approach to care is present Ensuring the team provide assessment, planning, implementationand evaluating care in keeping with evidence based practice. Lead in direct care to complex service users or groups of serviceusers and role model to junior staff. To provide specialist guidance to junior staff relevant to clinicalspeciality Ensuring that a high standard of practice is maintained in relation tothe detention of mentally ill clients under the Mental Health Act andDeprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Ensuring that least restrictivepractices are promoted within individual care. Support the team to develop and implement specialist programmesof care which could include individual and group interventions. Ensure that care reflects individual and cultural needs Ensuring that all practices are within the guidelines set out by theNMC and other professional groups and are in accordance with Trustpolicies.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty)
  • OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Masters qualification or equivalent experience
  • Specialist Area Training
  • Leadership / Management Training
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of management and leadership roles at band 6 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
  • Evidence of quality improvement
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Ability to recognize and manage stress, in self and others
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Ability to lead and develop a team
  • Knowledge of implementing strategy, change management and practice development

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