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Clinical Lead Nurse (Inpatients)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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To improve the lives of people with mental ill health minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a clinical lead nurse on a functional inpatient setting for mental health services for older people. You will be part of the nursing leadership team for the ward, manage shifts, provide supervision and work as an advocate for the patients within the MDT.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity for experienced clinicians to join a busy team working in an inpatient environment, within Mental Health Services for Older People. The vacancies are on Wold View Ward working with older adults with dementia and other cognitive impairments. You will be required to have strong skills in the management of care planning and risk management, coordinate and plan care for those with complex needs and work within a team making decisions based on comprehensive mental health.

You will be required to be innovative, flexible and able to engage clients with complex needs. Strong team working principles are essential and you will network with a variety of people as well as work in partnership with a range of different agencies both internal and external.

About us

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the MDT and management, provide support to staff through supervision and leadership.

We require the post holder to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values.

You will work as part of the leadership team on the ward, but also in the wider organisation. You will have opportunities to be part of the governance structures for your locality and trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. RMNH/RNLD
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Recognised Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within 6 months
  • Trained in Clinical Supervision and providing clinical supervision OR willingness to work towards within 6 months



  • Minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate
  • Supervising or assessing students on practice placement.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities



  • Provide leadership and monitor, coordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake key worker responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Write reports.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings
  • Use approved techniques in physical interventions
  • Demonstrate recovery focussed practice


  • Experience of working within a range of services, including inpatient and community settings
  • Experience of undertaking or participating in research
  • Specialist knowledge of working within a multidisciplinary/multi-agency community team setting
  • Principles of change management
  • Principles of project management

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Foss Park Hospital

Haxby Road


YO31 8TA

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