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Clinical Lead/Senior Clinician

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Herefordshire Community Learning Disability Teams as the Band 7 Community Learning Disability Clinical Lead Nurse , Full Time 37.5 hours ( 30 hours will be considered) based at Liverpool Court, Commercial Road, Hereford.

The successful applicant will lead a small but tenacious and committed team who are passionate in ensuring that individuals with a learning disability receive equitable health care alongside managing a clinical caseload and maintaining regular visits for service users and their carers.

This role is challenging, varied and interesting and would include providing clinical leadership and supervision to the team. The team are currently involved in exciting service developments including RcPsych QNLD Accreditation ,STOMP, Dementia pathway, transitions pathways to better meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities. We welcome creativity, enthusiasm, and passion with a go for it attitude to best meet patients health needs.

You will receive regular supervision, on-going CPD & training, and support within this role to help further develop your skills and competencies in this specialist field.

Main duties of the job

Work within available resources to ensure consistent, safe and timely service delivery including processing and allocation of referrals, access to assessment, day to day coordination of activity.

Provide regular managerial supervision and support to health staff within the CLDT, and clinical supervision as appropriate.

Carry out staff appraisals, in accordance with agreed policy and to identify the learning and development needs of staff, ensuring registration is kept up to date and in order.

Assist the CLDT Manager in ensuring that the service achieves its aims in accordance with the organisation's performance agenda and business plan.

For people on their caseload, be responsible for the whole process of assessment, care planning, monitoring, and review.

Act as a senior/experienced member of the CLDT in relation to risk assessment giving advice and direction as required.

Manage inspections and audit of the team if required.

Provide clinical/management supervision as appropriate to health staff within the CLDT.

Facilitate open communication amongst staff within the CLDT as well as with other teams and services with the aim of promoting multi-disciplinary approaches to care and integrated team working.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Work as a member of a named Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT).

Assist the CLDT Managers in the management of health staff, specifically through day to day operational and clinical management, where appropriate, contributing to staff appraisal and continuing professional development.

Work with the Area Team Manager to deliver a service which is soundly evidence based, has a reputation for quality and ensures that all available resources are utilised and within budget.

Provide a consultative role within the CLDT in relation to health issues.

Be expected to work flexibly in a joint managerial and clinical role.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RNLD/Occupational Therapist/Speech and Language Therapist/Social Worker
  • Teaching/Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of post qualification training/studies
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



  • Clinical assessments
  • Valuing People health objectives
  • Care planning
  • Outcome measures
  • Defensible documentation and recording
  • Community Care/continuing health care process
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge and experience of the personalisation agenda
  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults procedures



  • Significant post registration experience, including experience of working at senior level in Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of working with service users with complex healthcare needs
  • Management and leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Person Centred approaches
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Experience of undertaking clinical supervision
  • Promoting health and well being
  • Risk management strategies
  • Continuing Health Care
  • Case management of complex cases
  • Defensible documentation for recording


  • Recruitment and selection
  • Staff development
  • Care pathways in Epilepsy / Challenging Behaviour/Mental Health
  • Staff training
  • Audit/research
  • Awareness of models of clinical supervision
  • Total Communication

Additional Criteria


  • Able to work on flexible basis.
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Liverpool Court

Commercial Road



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