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Clinical Lead Mental Health Nurse for Older People

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024
To ensure the service operates in a safe, effective & efficient way as part of the whole system of mental health services.

To support strategic leadership in relation to service improvement and quality evaluation.

To oversee and manage a service dedicated to individuals residing in their own homes and care homes with functional and organic diseases or a combination of both

The Community Mental Health Team for Older People offers comprehensive mental health support and treatment to people who present with mental health and/or memory problems.

The clinical Lead's post and other Band 7 Clinical Leads will need to cover for each other as needed, such as annual leave, training or sick leave.

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to Band 6 clinical staff and junior staff, where appropriate.

The post holder will provide specialist mental health advice and education to primary care colleagues.

The post holder will provide holistic, autonomous care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings.

The post holder will be responsible for care coordinating a caseload of people presenting with complex mental health needs.

They will undertake initial assessments on those presenting with more complex needs and be responsible for the development and delivery of care plans to meet any identified needs.

Main duties of the job

To promote positivity, can-do attitude and to enhance the experience of the team members and the people we serve.

Establish and embed a senior leadership team function for the service.

Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that promote an environment of involvement and recovery.

Ensure that the agenda of social inclusion is reflected in interventions offered and implemented.

Responsible for the development of a high-quality service

Lead & motivate staff to provide a pro-active and responsive high-quality service, contributing to ongoing audit and evaluation.

Ensure that the necessary systems & protocols for the delivery of a safe & supportive service are in place, understood & adhered to throughout the Service.

Ensure that effective communications systems are established, maintained and monitored regularly within the Service & between the Teams & other services/agencies/partners.

Provide line management, for staff within the Service.

Ensure arrangements are in place for all service members to receive regular supervision, appraisal and have their personal development plans and training needs identified and where possible met.

Access and use information contained within the Trust's patient based information systems.

Lead and be responsible for ensuring that they and all team members fulfil our duties regarding Safeguarding Adults.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached the detailed job description for the main responsibilities for this role as a Clinical Lead with a CMHTOP.

Person Specification

Experience of supervision of band 3/4/5 nurses


  • Minimum of 2 years experience of supervising nurses and Associate Practitioners


  • Attended leadership training

Suitable degree in mental health nursing


  • Minimum of 2 years as a band 6 nurse


  • oTo support strategic leadership in relation to service improvement and quality evaluation.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Berkeley House

Ockford Road



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