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Clozapine Senior Nurse Practitioner

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The main role of this post will be to manage the Tri borough Clozapine service based in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith.

The post holder will provide line management and clinical supervision to the Clozapine Nurses and need be for the phlebotomist at times. The post holder will work closely with fellow Clozapine nurses, Phlebotomists and Community Matrons across the 3 boroughs to ensure high quality service delivery and cross cover across the three boroughs.

The role will also involve supporting Clozapine staff to provide a wide range of physical health monitoring and treatment and to participate in development of the Clozapine service across the three boroughs. The role will involve coordinating Clozapine clinics and liaising closely with patients, carers, inpatient units, CPNs, community teams, GPs, Consultant Psychiatrists and others to ensure the wellbeing of patients and to promote the general understanding of clozapine clinic process, medication and monitoring issues.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the team manager in specifically delivering on the following key areas:

To coordinate and lead team functioning with particular focus on:

Management of referrals including delivery of care

Performance monitoring and management of the staff team

Providing line management and supervision of staff.

To deliver a service within the agreed financial envelope ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness.

Ensure that a culture of effective risk management is present in the team

To take a lead on management of complex cases and supporting staff in management of such cases.

To ensure that the team functions in line with the care group core business.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health], appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent


  • Further professional qualifications
  • Phlebotomy training



  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the Complex case management process or other health, care process systems for shared care and enhanced care with a Mental health client group
  • Experience of facilitating managerial and clinical Supervision


  • Previous experience of working in the community
  • previous experience of contributing to the implementation of new service interventions and processes.
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting
  • Experience of giving professional development and appraisal.
  • Experience of using the Dialogue assessment and intervention tool



  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of principles of leadership and change management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of recovery and trauma informed care their application to risk management, positive risk taking and strengths orientated approaches to care delivery.
  • Knowledge of the principles of co production in mental health care
  • Knowledge of primary care networks
  • Understanding of CQC regulations
  • Knowledge about clozapine and other medications, practices and process around the safe administration and monitoring of clozapine and other medication.
  • Knowledge about clozapine side-effects and side effects from other medications.
  • Knowledge about the Triangle of care and working with carers
  • Knowledge of infection control working practices.
  • Knowledge about health and safety at work procedures
  • Knowledge about Safeguarding adults and Children procedures
  • Knowledge of psychological formulation.
  • Knowledge of safe lone working procedures.


  • Knowledge of the Mental health act and governance structures
  • Knowledge about the support available from voluntary sector partners.



  • Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to create a culture of belonging
  • Able to role model effectively for the team
  • Able to give support and enable autonomy for staff to innovate
  • The ability to promote positive inclusion and participation.
  • Ability to promote a culture of enabling patient choice within their team.
  • IT skills, using clinical documentation systems, spreadsheets, Email systems and electronic calendar
  • Medication management Skills, drug calculations, administering correct medication to right patient. Side effect assessment skills and ability to take appropriate action
  • Physical health assessment skills. Able to use physical health equipment (Blood pressure machine, BM machine, etc). Able to document physical health results and act on physical health concerns with awareness of the parameters of physical health (blood pressure, Blood sugar, Lipids, BMI etc) and escalation actions.
  • Mental health assessment skills - able to complete a mental state examination and assess mental health and support needs of patients and refer to appropriate services.
  • Organisational skills - able to organise clinics, involving appointments to administer clozapine medication to patients, Able to prioritise and make arrangements for when patients have missed appointments. accessing support when needed.


  • Skills associated with compassionate leadership practice
  • Ability to carry out a 'five P' formulation assessment
  • Phlebotomy skills able to take bloods from patients and send for analysis.
  • Able to use clozapine clinic equipment effectively, including machinery used to analyse blood results(POCHI), maintain maintenance of this equipment and report concerns

Other Requirements


  • The ability to multi task and adapt to different unpredictable situations
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Clozapine

St Bernards



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