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Clinical Lead Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Clinical Lead Nurse for the Holly Unit within Durham and Darlington CAMHS. We are looking for a motivated clinician to work within a nurse led assessment and intervention service for children and young people. Holly Unit is based at West Park Hospital and is an extension of the CAMHS Community Teams for children and young people to access for a period of assessment and intervention. Holly is commissioned to be open for 5 nights per week which is rotated.

Main duties of the job

This role is part of exciting new developments in the service and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to help influence service development as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

This role within the service is aimed at bringing essential skills and enhancing the community services we offer to our young people and their families, especially those with a learning disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The role involves working closely in collaboration with parents/carers and families as well as the wider care team around the young person.

The successful candidate will also be expected to work flexibly over a 7 day week.

About us

Working for Tees, Esk & Wear Valley comes with a variety of staff benefits including the opportunity for us to consider more flexible ways of working, a lease car scheme, continuous development, and training opportunities. The Trust has invested in a fantastic employee support service that is designed to help staff with a range of physical and mental wellbeing services in recognition that we

In return the successful candidate can expect the following:
  • Support with settling into the team and developing into the role.
  • A commitment to supporting you to remain up to date with your practice and develop skills through formal and informal training.
  • Regular clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Warm, friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Colleagues who are committed to the psychological and physical wellbeing of staff in the team.

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.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.


  • Principles of change management.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Holly Unit , West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way



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