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Deputy Clinical Team Manager

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and flexible Deputy Clinical Team Manager to join our Urgent Community Response and Virtual Ward Services across Sunderland.

This role is based with the Recovery at Home team based at Leechmere Independent Living Centre in Sunderland.

The Recovery at Home Team consists of an extensive MDT which includes nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, health care assistants, therapy assistant/exercise practitioners and administrative staff. The team also works closely alongside partner agencies including those from the local and voluntary sector.

Main duties of the job

The Sunderland Home Support service is based within Recovery at Home and consists of Band 2 Health Care Assistants who deliver short term care support to patients in their own home with the aim of facilitating discharges from hospital and preventing avoidable hospital admissions.

This role would involve leading the service of Sunderland Home Support within the Recovery at Home Team with the support of the Clinical Team Managers.

The role involves line management of the Sunderland Home Support team, with overall accountability and responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of patient / client care through the provision of effective clinical and managerial leadership

The service is fast paced and you would be expected to see a wide range of patients who present with a variety of conditions.

This is a unique and rewarding role which will allow you to work with patients within their usual place of residence to enable them to remain there safely alongside you developing your own clinical and leadership skills.

The service is committed to providing a sound environment for education and training to support the successful candidate within this role.

Informal visits or discussions are welcomed to find out more about this role and the Recovery at Home Team, please contact the recruiting manager to arrange this.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Key member of the multi-professional team managing adult patients in their own home and providing services over the 24 hour period 7 days a week

Work as part of a multi-professional team

Attendance and contribution at team meetings

Work autonomously as a nurse practitioner using advanced and enhanced skills, assessing individual patient needs, initiating investigations, determining a differential diagnosis and initiating appropriate holistic, research based treatment and care.

Act as a patient advocate in all matters relating to their care.

Support more junior staff to develop the necessary knowledge, skill and competence to provide high quality services.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration (Level 1 adult nurse).
  • Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject or evidence of currently working towards this (UK equivalent).
  • Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.


  • Management and leadership training
  • ILM qualification.
  • Community Experience
  • Clinical skills Qualification (willing to undertake)



  • Experience as a Band 5 nurse
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Experience of coordinating a team in caring for patients from admission to discharge.


  • Expertise within the speciality.
  • Experience of line management of staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to nursing practices appropriate to the post.


  • Understanding of budget and financial control systems.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy
  • Car owner with full UK licence
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Independent Living Centre

Claymere Road

Leechmere Industrial Estate



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