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Community Clinical Lead Nurse - RMN band 6

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are a high performing Trust with opportunities for nurses who are motivated and passionate about delivering high standards of patient care.

The Gateshead Specialist Memory Hub is an Accredited (MSNAP) community resource based at Bensham Hospital for all patients over the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with dementia. We offer treatment, education, post diagnostic support and monitoring, cognitive stimulation therapy and carer support.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Clinical Lead Nurse (RMN) with excellent leadership qualities. You must be experienced and committed to working with the older person and have a vision for developing dementia services.

Main duties of the job

  • To promote and deliver patient centred care aligned with the Trust vision and Nursing and Midwifery strategy.
  • To take a lead role in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge nurse to provide continuing responsibility.
  • To be accountable for the planning and delivery of all aspects of patient care in relation to the specialist area of practice.
  • Responsible for the patient's clinical journey along agreed patient care pathways, supported by evidence based practice.
  • To provide the highest standard of safe, effective and compassionate care through the effective use of evidence based practice in line with agreed local and national standards and the NMC Code.
  • To support a continuously improving service, in line with the clinical governance framework, Trust objectives, Accreditation and the NHS performance framework.
  • To provide clinical advice and support to the nursing and multi -professional team to facilitate the effective delivery of care to patients at all times.
  • To continually develop professionally to ensure the post holder has the appropriate level of skill, knowledge and competence to meet service/specialty requirements.

To represent service as a Clinical lead.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

As a group we employ around 4,200 staff and currently provide 600 hospital beds across Gateshead. Our primary focus is on providing excellent general health services to our local community complemented by key specialist areas including Gynaecology, maternity, palliative care and old age psychiatry.

Alongside a full range of local hospital services, we provide breast screening services for Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and parts of Durham - and we are the North Eastern hub for the National Bowel Cancer and AAA Screening Programmes, covering a population of around seven million people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate must be caring and compassionate and must be willing to undertake relevant training to meet the demands of the service and will need to meet the following criteria:
  • RMN registration with NMC
  • Experience at Band 5 including recent experience in dementia care
  • Evidence of leadership and effective team working
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of managing people and resources
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs and ongoing evolution of the service
  • Ability to work as an integral member of the MDT
  • Specific interest in developing clinical practice within the team
  • Car Driver

Person Specification



  • RMN
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Willingness to undertake relevant development/training.
  • Car driver


  • Recognised qualification relevant to speciality



  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Organisational Skills.
  • Management skills
  • Well developed leadership skills
  • Highly developed nursing skills for practice



  • Knowledge of elderly mental health as a speciality
  • Aware of effects of change process with ability to work towards positive change
  • Works effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Knowledge of Clinical Supervision for Nurses
  • Experience in Cognitive stimulation therapy.



  • Experience at Band 5
  • Recent clinical experience in Dementia care
  • Experience of managing people and resources.


  • Previous experience in a day service setting
  • Experience in leading a team of staff.
  • Has managed a case-load within elderly mental health
  • Research experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Memory Hub, Bensham Hospital

Saltwell Road



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