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Clinical Practice Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

West Ferry Ward is the Trusts 11 bedded male High Dependency Unit situated in Medium Secure services. Our mission is to provide safe, individualised care and treatment for detained in-patients who are in a disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder or have complex risk and other longer term needs.

We are seeking to recruit suitably qualified, enthusiastic and innovative mental health or learning disability nurse to take up the posts of Clinical Practice Lead - Band 6 within the Forensic Directorate at John Howard Centre .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.

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

To be successful in this role, you will need to be enthusiastic, forward thinking and have a keen interest in working with patients being nursed in learning disability inpatient or community services. Our expectation is that you will be highly motivated and dynamic and able to demonstrate quality therapeutic interactions with service users.

You will work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team to offer recovery focused individual and group work with patients with a wide range of needs.

Our care and treatment programmes are underpinned by principles of recovery and social inclusion and much of our work is co-produced with patients. You will help to ensure that the people we care for always have a strong voice. If you are committed to providing outstanding patient care with a sound knowledge of best practice, this is the opportunity for you.

Further details / informal visits contact

Helga Hakata-

Matekenya Muzondo - matekenya.

Jodie Pritchard-

Contact Number: 020 8510 2003

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

For more information, please kindly refer to the detailed job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Mentorship certification
  • Completion of Preceptorship



  • Significant experience at band 5 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems
  • 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

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to work systematically and objectively in an environment with patients who can present high risk behaviours


  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices processes

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


John Howard Centre

12 Kenworthy Road


E9 5TD

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