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Clinical Nurse Manager

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Manager

We are seeking to recruit to an inpatient Clinical Nurse Manager post (Band 7) within John Howard Centre on permanent position. It is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Nurse Manager within ELFT or outside of the service to progress to a ward manager role on our specialist autism service.

Westferry Ward is a Specialist High Dependency ward for males situated in Medium Secure services. Our mission is to provide safe, individualized and specialist care and treatment for detained in-patients with complex needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead on continuous development and improvement of nursing in providing high quality care to patients. It also calls for visible and inclusive leadership as part of a multi-disciplinary team and other teams across the service.

In this role you will be required to support the ongoing relational security, trauma informed care and reducing restrictive practices initiatives in the service.

Please state three reasons to shortlist me in the first paragraph of the supporting statement in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Main duties of the job

  • Developing the teams' ability to ensure that a service user centred multi-disciplinary approach to care is present.
  • Ensuring the team provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluating care in keeping with evidence based practice.
  • Lead in direct care to complex service users or groups of service users and role model to junior staff.
  • To provide specialist guidance to junior staff relevant to clinical speciality.
  • Ensuring that a high standard of practice is maintained in relation to the detention of mentally ill clients under the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Ensuring that least restrictive practices are promoted within individual care.
  • Support the team to develop and implement specialist programmes of care which could include individual and group interventions.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further details.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)


  • Masters qualification or equivalent experience
  • Leadership / Management Training
  • Specialist Area Training



  • Significant experience of management and leadership roles at band 6 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
  • Supporting and supervising students and junior staff


  • Evidence of quality improvement

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Ability to recognize and manage stress, in self and others
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices


  • Ability to lead and develop a team
  • Knowledge of implementing strategy, change management and practice development

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Westferry Ward- John Howard Centre

12 Kenworthy Road


E9 5TD

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