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Clinical Site Manager - Mental Health

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a.
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced, professionally registered, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Worker, with a positive can do attitude and passion for improving patient experience? The Clinical Site team at St Ann's Hospital is expanding, as part of our exciting investments in service improvement work around patient flow. We are looking for people with an ability to work under pressure to co-ordinate and manage complex decisions around flow and patient care.

You will be responsible for duty operational management of mental health inpatient services, including oversight of safe staffing and incidents, of the Health Based Place of Safety and co-ordinating patient flow.

Full and part time hours considered- Shift pattern is long days (3 per week for full time) with expectation of regular weekend and bank holiday working. Occasional night shift cover may be required to meet the needs of the service. All reasonable flexible working requests will be considered.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

To navigate various clinical interfaces and work under pressure to co-ordinate and manage complex decisions around flow and patient care.

The role provides a critical function in safe and therapeutic care and transitions. You will work closely with colleagues from a range of Trust and external agencies and services.

You will need to have excellent communication, leadership and decision-making skills, based in sound understanding of clinical best practice, policy and legal frameworks in relation to mental health.

Please note - You will be required to undertake aPrevention and Management of Violence and Aggressioncourse and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • RMN, Allied Health Professional, SW, RNLD with demonstrable post qualification appropriate experience.
  • Evidence of professional development at post graduate level/qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of giving and receiving Clinical Supervision or work towards it.


  • Mentorship, Teaching and Assessing in Practice
  • Qualification in psychosocial Interventions/CBT/DBT

Job specific experience


  • Experience of working with adults experiencing serious and acute episodes of mental illness.
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care, particularly in an acute or community setting
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Good time management and flexibility to prioritise.
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding principles, protocols and responsibilities.
  • Evidence of team working and the ability to work automatously


  • Experience of offering Consultation and training to professional colleagues.

Personal qualities / attributes


  • A high level of interpersonal skills, self-awareness and empathy in all communications
  • Awareness of personal and professional boundaries
  • The ability to instill confidence in others and in managing anxiety in other professionals and with families/carers
  • The ability to work under pressure in acute settings without supervision

Additional Requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.

Business travel


  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Ann's Hospital

69 Haven Road


BH13 7LN

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