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Skin Service/TVN Specialist Clinical Team Leader

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse with tissue viability experience to lead a small and friendly service in Knowsley. The service offers expert advice, support and education across a range of community and in-patient settings.

Main duties of the job

The primary function of the role is to provide clinical inclusive leadership, management and communication for the Skin/TVN Service within the Integrate Community Nursing service line. The expectation is to ensure the delivery of efficient, effective, co-ordinated, and responsive high qualityspecialist care to patients/clients with a multidisciplinary approach. The Specialist Clinical team leader is underpinned by the four key pillars of specialist nursing: clinical competencies, leadership, improving quality, developing practice, and developing self and others. The post holder will be responsible for a team of nurses in a specialised field providing clinical leadership and management to the identified team. Working in partnership with other health professionals and partners in care to deliver specialistknowledge and expertise across services and across the wider economy is essential. The post holder will ensure that a consistent approach to the delivery of high-quality effective delivery of care and ensure that it is underpinned by standardised processes and protocols. As a leader of specialist nursing service, the post holder will be expected to contribute to the overall success of operational services delivery in their area which meets the trusts objectives and targets whilst also supporting innovation, education and research.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To lead a team to provide highly specialised clinical care and advice and support to service users andthe wider healthcare team this will include clinical assessment, diagnostic skills, non-medicalprescribing and implementation of management and treatment plans.2. Be responsible for the delivery of the service within the different care delivery settings.3. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other services/stakeholders to enable service users aretreated in the most appropriate setting and at the centre of the care delivery process.4. Ensure that the team provides a high-quality service to its clients by providing caseload managementsupport and clinical supervision.5. Ensure that teams work proactively in order to deliver anticipatory and maintenance care, providinga responsive service to service users with both planned and unplanned care needs.6. Maintain clinical credibility by providing clinical care and supporting members of the team within theclinical environment.7. Participate in the development of caseload management across the local health economy.8. Provide leadership and mentoring to those staff developing into a caseload management role.9. Acts as an advocate and champion for patients/clients in a variety of forums and professional groupsand challenge attitudes and behaviour.10. Implement plans for the team including rotas and schedules/working patterns to ensure businesscontinuity.11. Practice autonomously and demonstrate evidence based clinical decision making.12. Provide clinical expertise and knowledge to the wider healthcare when managing complex and highlycomplex situations.13. Assess patient/client conditions and consider a range of options when delivering complex and highlycomplex clinical care.31/01/202414. Following holistic assessment of health needs, develop specialist individualised care plans to fulfilthose needs, with the involvement of patients/clients and carers.15. Implement and evaluate care delivery for patients/clients with identified needs.16. Ensure that all clinical activity provided by the team directly reflects the core objectives of healthpromotion, supported self-care, disease specific management, management of long-term conditionsand end of life/palliative care.17. Set objectives by which performance will be monitored.18. Work with operational service manager and service lead to deliver local based services, byparticipating in meetings and communicating the outcomes to staff.19. Work in collaboration with others to support practice development and service modernisation.20. Contribute to the development of role and service redesign.21. Actively participate in policy and service development authoring protocols as required.22. Provide induction to the local working environment, and policies for new team members andstudents.23. Be an authorised signatory, ensuring probity in the authorisation of timecards and mileage claims andprocurement of supplies.24. Monitor budgets reporting over/under spending to the budget holder.25. Complete PACE reviews of team members as per trust expectation26. Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect local needs.27. Ensure that administration and clerical duties are appropriately delegated to clerical support officers.28. Provide data that supports the monitoring of team contract and objectives.29. Participate in audits and research, as required.30. Participate in individual and group supervision.31. Support with the implementation of mentorship and clinical supervision with the team.32. Ensure that record keeping within the team is consistent with professional standards.33. Initiate training and development of team members. Monitor and maintain standards of patient caredelivery. Including maintaining and monitoring of clinical competency and standards of recordkeeping34. In conjunction with the Operational Manager and service lead, ensure systems are in place for theongoing review and assessment of care provision and delivery.35. Work within guidelines to identify and management of risk, Reporting and escalating as appropriate.36. Report any incidents as per Trust policies and support or undertake any investigations as delegatedby the operational Service manager and service lead.37. Monitor and ensure that the quality of the patient care delivered by the team is evidenced based andsupported by best practice, through the use of audit, caseload and clinical supervision.38. Participate in patient satisfaction reporting to improve patient care.39. Maintain registration in line with professional bodies.40. Support with the identification of skills deficits within the team and identify methods of addressingthese to support service delivery, improvement and development.41. Monitor and ensure the team/service meet requirements as expected with regards to teamperformance as per trust expectation.42. Ensure the team is compliant in meeting and participating in the quality and governance frameworkwithin the division.31/01/202443. Support students and other learners to achieve competency and mentor student and preceptors toachieve their learning outcomes through the development of a supportive learning environment.44. Leads the team to develop, implement and delivery local development plans and projects related tothe delivery of education and training across the service line and wider organisation with integrationat the centre of delivery. Provide training sessions to Mersey Care Staff as part of the competencyframework/specific sessions relating to patients needs. Sessions as deemed appropriate to externalpartners to support patient care delivery.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Appropriate prescriber - if required within the role
  • Registration with relevant professional body
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses relevant to the role


  • First line Management qualification
  • Clinical Examination Qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber

Knowledge and experience


  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience in relevant clinical field of skin/TVN
  • Experience of successful multiagency working


  • Experience of management and clinical leadership



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented



  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in NHS and Social Care
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues
  • Understanding how other agencies work
  • IT literate
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health
  • Research Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Whiston PCRC

Old Colliery Road


L35 3SX

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