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Clinical Lead

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a compassionate respectful team player who can offer effective clinical leadership and support to a team of registered nurses and nursing assistants who constantly strive to provide the best possible experience for our service users and carers?

Do you have excellent communication skills that would enable you to work within a challenging inpatient mental health unit?

We are committed to staff development and provide encouragement and support to staff to continue their lifelong learning. We are also passionate about the supervision process. You will be expected to fully engage in the process for yourself and provide direct line management and supervision for others.

The successful post holder will be expected to work shifts covering 24 hours, seven days a week and both full and part time contracts are available.

Kentmere is a 12 bedded adult acute mental health unit

If you would like to discuss this post further or want to arrange an informal visit please contact us on the details provided

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead a team of registered nurses and nursing assistants in the delivery of mental health care. The post holder will promote the interests of service users and ensure that delegated nursing care is effectively implemented in a safe manner. The post holder will exercise professional accountability and responsibility using professional skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, across professional boundaries and in unfamiliar situations. The post holder will use research, audit, enquiry and scholarship to plan, implement and evaluate concepts and strategies leading to improvements in care.

Please see below a selection of Main duties of the role:

To actively provide effective clinical leadership and take charge of the ward when on duty

To provide leadership and support to the other inpatient wards whilst on duty

To deliver prescribed care to a defined group of patients within an agreed framework

To plan and implement a structured approach to nursing care which takes account of service user choice

To accurately observe service users in order to assess needs and evaluate progress

To promote an environment for effective practice, complying with all health and safety requirements

To monitor, audit, and review the teams nursing care plans

To adhere to national and local clinical policies and protocols and agree to the NMC code of professional conduct

To evaluate and respond to change in service users conditions and needs

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH)
  • Preparation of mentors certificate, ENB 998, or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of quality and audit
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ward manager responsibilities and capability to act in the role in the absence of same
  • Thorough knowledge of the mental health act 1983



  • Experience of working within mental health services at band 5
  • Excellent clinical intervention skills
  • Experience of team building and practice development

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Kentmere Ward, Westmorland General Hospital



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