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Clinical Team Leader

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Harbour Ward, based at St Anns Hospital in Poole, has an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Clinical Team Leader to join our team.

Harbour Ward is a male treatment ward, with a total of 16 beds providing a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs. The purpose of the ward is to offer comprehensive ongoing assessment and treatment enabling Service Users to have shorter stays in hospital and to develop clear plans of care.

The ward team are highly motivated and have a track record of implementing recovery-based care, with an emphasis on therapeutic and diverse interventions. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team and value learning, having regular teaching and supervision with a shared vision and action plan for the service.

The Multi-disciplinary team on the Ward provides treatment and care for a wide range of mental health illnesses which include Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. The aim of all staff is to provide a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs and enable them to return home with support from the Home Treatment Team and / or their Community Mental Health Team.

Main duties of the job

We are seekinga Clinical Team Leader to join our Team. You will have a minimum of two years' experience working as a Band 5 Nurse. You will be able to demonstrate a passion to work in a collaborative, recovery focused, least restrictive way with patients and bring an innovative mind to the Team. You will demonstrate high levels of motivation in the delivery of high standards of care. You will be able to work well as an integral part of a Team but also as an autonomous practitioner. You will be able to demonstrate good leadership qualities and excellent communication skills when engaging with other Teams.

Experience of line managing junior staff is desirable but not essential as training and support will be given.

Clinical Team Leaders undertake a dual clinical and leadership role, acting as a deputy for the Ward Manager. They play a key role in the day-to-day management of ward, are a main point of contact for advice/decisions and will support, supervise and manage staff.They also assist in the delivery of local and nationally required outcomes and will often be given a lead role to manage in their own right.

This post requires that you work a shift rotation including nights. Your continuous professional development will be planned and tailored to your needs together with support to achieve the personal goals set via annual appraisal and you will receive regular clinical and management supervision.

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

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

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.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Mentorship in Practice Qualification

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience at Staff Nurse Band 5 level for a substantial period
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision
  • Multi-disciplinary networking


  • Awareness multi-cultural issues within acute psychiatry

Managerial Experience


  • Experience in receiving feedback and adapting practice based upon this
  • Ability to supervise others' work


  • Experience leading a clinical team

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to meet contractual requirements and participate in 24hrs care
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Motivation and the ability to motivate others.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Ann's Hospital

69 Haven Road


BH13 7LN

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