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Clinical Lead Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a team improving the way adult mental health care is provided in the community? Hounslow Mental Health Integrated Network Team (MINT) is a community based service supporting people's mental and physical health as well as social care needs. We work closely with the local GP practices, primary care networks, social services, voluntary sector and other organisations to provide interventions in a more collaborative way which are simpler and support joined-up, personalised treatment and care.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead Practitioner - 2FTE (RMN, SW, OT) with a keen interest in providing outstanding support within mental health community settings. The Community Mental Health Framework represents a new approach to providing community-based integrated support, care and treatment for adults with mental health problems whatever their level of need.

Main duties of the job

Working as a senior member of the Hounslow Central Mental Health Integrated Network Team you will contribute to the running of the locality team under the direction of the Team and Service Managers, representing the service with external stakeholders.

You will be connected with peers across West London NHS Trust and the wider MINT service in Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham.

Your duties will include carrying a clinical caseload with a complexity commensurate with the banding. You will support duty, triage and allocation of referrals as part of a multi-disciplinary team. With your senior colleagues, your responsibilities will include supervising a team of health and social care professionals and students.

You will have delegated responsibility for roster management, incident/ complaint investigations, as well as performance.

You will take an active role in recruitment including induction programmes. Through excellent interpersonal skills you will bring a positive outlook to the team.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the team manager in providing effective leadership within a clinical team providing a high quality service within the resources available within a defined geographical area.

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, (mental health) appropriate to the job role or registration with HCPC or Social Work England. Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent/Practice Educators



  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of people with complex mental health needs


  • Previous experience of working in the UK or a similar health economy as a nurse and or social worker
  • Experience responding to complaints and/or serious incident investigations



  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • To understand performance reports and how they relate to team
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and clinical records data bases (e.g. SystmOne or RiO)
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and verbal English
  • Demonstrates flexibility, problem solving, initiative and leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate clinical and professional development
  • Understanding the principles of multi-disciplinary team work


  • Awareness of developments in NHS including service delivery and improvement



  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
  • Able to establish links with other services and professionals
  • Able to effectively manage risk
  • Personally and professionally responsible
  • To be flexible, to be able to motivate self and others
  • The ability to work under pressure and set priorities, delegate and manage own time
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Leadership skills and an interest in management skills

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
  • Able to establish links with other services and professionals
  • Able to effectively manage risk

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hounslow Central MINT

Hounslow Central MINT



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