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Positive & Safe Clinical Lead

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Positive and Safe Clinical Lead for Derbyshire Community Health Service and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts

The post holder will be part of the Positive and Safe Team, providing support and training for two NHS trusts within Derbyshire.

The Team works hard to reduce restrictions in mental health settings and deliver high quality training and care.

Our aims and vision are to produce high quality support to all that use and work within services using evidence-based frameworks.

Do you have passion?

Do you have enthusiasm, motivation and the commitment to make a real difference?

Then this is the post for you!!

The values set out in the Job Description are demonstrated and lived out every day from our specialist clinicians to our administrative and support staff, everyone shares the same passion for delivering the best experience possible for our patients.

If you embody these commitments, we would like to hear from you!

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse environment delivering an effective, efficient and patient-focused clinical education and development, working to deadlines and demonstrating initiative and flexibility you will be an integral member of our busy and friendly team.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide advice to clinical and operational services to improve services.
  • To be an ambassador and positive role model to others within restrictive practices and restraint reduction.
  • Lead on Datix Meetings to identify areas of good practice and areas of need within clinical areas.
  • Support the Positive and Safe Team with new projects and management/leadership of projects.
  • Mentor new staff within the team.
  • Support the role of the Positive & Safe Practice Lead.
  • Provide cover and support to the Positive and Safe Team when the Practice Lead is on leave.
  • Facilitate reflection through learning to improve patient care.
  • Create a positive learning environment, offering support and guidance to all learners.
  • Ensure the team utilises a variety of teaching and assessment strategies to meet all learning styles.
  • Ensure the team utilises information technology systems in the design and delivery of education programmes, including e-learning, simulation, and virtual learning technologies.
  • To promote the awareness of recovery focused practice.
  • Ensuring all relevant systems are up to date.
  • Ensure the implementation of national guidance and initiatives across the two trusts.
  • To provide cover for other training as appropriate to the role.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

We deliver education to a diverse group of staff across both DCHS and DHCFT, both virtually and face-to-face.

We aim to create innovate ways to deliver education whilst maintaining the highest level of standards to our staff.

Derbyshire Community Health Services is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification



  • oHold a teaching qualification
  • oExperience of working within a mental health / learning disability unit.
  • oCommitted to interprofessional teamwork.
  • oCommitted to expert by experience involvement.
  • oKnowledge of national and governmental initiatives relating to reducing restrictive practices.



  • oTo have completed or willingness to complete the train the trainers RRN standards.
  • oDelivery at National conferences.

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Walton Hospital

Whitecotes Lane


S40 3HW

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