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Clinical Lead - Adult Community

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and motivated individual to join our clinical leadership team in our Adults of Working Age community services for County South.

This Clinical Lead post will be working within our Derby City Wellbeing Service. In summary this role will provide robust auditing of clinical standards, learning the lessons, providing clinical supervision, support with complex cases, leading on quality improvements and supporting the implementation and embedding of new practices as part of our community transformation in line with the NHS LTP and Community Mental health Framework. We are looking for someone who is passionate about quality of care and continual improvement for the people accessing our services.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the team, fellow Clinical Leads, the Service Manager, Head of Nursing and Senior Management Team to deliver on quality improvement plans, be part of service development and to ensure that teams are empowered and skilled to deliver excellent care.

The Derby City Wellbeing Service supports all areas of the city, it is a busy and challenging role but a great opportunity to really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, engaging with staff and service development such as the incoming Living Well model, supporting complex case and risk management and embedding service user and carer involvement.
  • Provide clinical and professional advice to clinicians working within community settings, providing clinical supervision where there is a highlighted need.
  • Ensure ensure evidence-based practice is delivered to improve and sustain the quality of clinical interventions delivered, through strong leadership
  • Be responsible for establishing operational and service mechanisms that support safe high-quality care throughout the operating hours of the team.
  • Will present a professional image to promote a positive image to service users, carers and the community as a whole.
  • Be responsible for working with clinical leaders to ensure the development of new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other partner agencies to make improvements within the service, in collaboration with the wider community.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The post holder will:
  • Provide a professional role model for the delivery of high-quality care.
  • Ensure evidence-based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for clinical interventions.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of advances in professional practice, or theory in practice and act as the catalyst for innovation.
  • Promote service user and carer involvement, autonomy and choice are embedded into the philosophy of the clinical area.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Care Programme Approach is applied where applicable to practise and that opportunity is fully provided to support service user/carer involvement in decision making processes.
  • Ensure appropriate evidence-based clinical safety plans are delivered/developed.
  • Ensure service users have an up to date evidence-based care plan that meets the needs of service users.
  • Ensure legislative requirements are maintained (Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Code of Practise etc).
  • Ensure good practise is maintained, taking the lead in challenging practise that requires change or development.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in all aspects of functional mental illness in older adults and expert knowledge of organic and functional presentations/illnesses, ensuring this is disseminated in a constructive and effective way.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills that relate to service users, carers and team members on an equal basis.
  • Ensure a multi-professional/agency approach to ensure that care is maintained, valuing the interface of professional roles and responsibilities.
  • Promote the use of critical analysis skills and innovative approaches to ensure care is reviewed according to service user needs/perspectives.
  • Ensure Trust Professional Guidelines are maintained for record keeping.
  • Support the development of the professional service.
  • Provide clinical supervision to assigned team clinicians in line with the Trust Clinical Supervision Policy, ensuring that it is implemented this will include having personal clinical supervision from a suitable person.
  • Proactively explore opportunities for, and take the lead on developing reflective practice within the clinical areas.
  • Support the development of standards as required, including the development of competency frameworks.
  • Actively explore opportunities to enhance health promotional interventions in their widest sense.
  • Ensure person-centred care is delivered.
  • Ensure where necessary the Child/Adult Protection and Safeguarding Procedures are followed.
  • Ensure that all providers of care throughout the health community are involved in planning, delivering and evaluating care where indicated, such as Crisis Services, Social Services, Voluntary Organisations.
  • Undertake SI investigations and Peer Reviews.

Person Specification

Attainment/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or AHP


  • Evidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Mentorship Qualification

Knowledge / Experience / Skills


  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and lead multi-professional teams.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead the clinical team in a service user/career-focused way.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver Clinical and Managerial Supervision within an effective model.


  • Supporting effective change management within teams.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Understands LW model



  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • People first
  • Do your best

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrews House

London Road



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