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Clinical Lead Mental Health Services For Older People

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

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We wish to recruit a band 6 Clinical Lead to join our dynamic team on Westerdale North Ward at Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough. Westerdale North is a 20 bedded, mixed gender, ward for older people with functional illnesses who also have additional frailties, vulnerabilities and may have behaviours that challenge. The aim of the ward is to continue assessing patients and reviewing and updating treatment plans. Our focus is on helping patients reach their protentional so that they can safely live in the community following stabilisation of their mental health and discharge from hospital.

Main duties of the job

As the Clinical Lead you would be expected to have excellent leadership and organisational skills, work closely with a variety of different professional teams across Teesside and the wider organisation, develop and mentor staff within your team and work alongside the Ward Manager ensuring that the ward continues to provide the highest standards of care. We will support you by offering regular supervision, training opportunities and encourage your development and role within the team on the delivery of patient centred care, support for carers and evidence based practice. The successful applicants will be expected to work shifts covering 24/7 days and nights and public holidays. The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a rotation in the role of Duty Nurse Co-ordinator.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

If you are interested in this post you are welcome and encouraged to visit the ward.

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.



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Research and development methodology.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management, including administration of injections

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Westerdale North Ward

Roseberry Park Hopsital



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