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Clinical Lead

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Lead

Band 7 - Full Time

Salary: �45,753 to �68,525

Location: Bracknell


We are seeking an experienced Clinical Lead to join our team in Bracknell where you will lead and support our community nurses.

You will have a Specialist Community Nursing Qualification and hold an Independent Prescribing Qualification (V300) or willing to undertake this within 6-12 months in post.

Your role

Provide enhanced clinical support and expertise to patients implementing evidence-based practice to ensure best patient care.

Promote a service which prevents patients from having inappropriate or unscheduled hospital admissions and helps facilitate hospital discharge.

Works alongside the Operational Team Lead to ensure staff are competent in their role and new staff and inducted and supported to reach competency required for their role.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure care in their locality is based on sound assessment and care planning processes.
  • I.T. literate to support staff transitioning to mobile working.
  • Positively represent the service both internally and externally. Communicate highly complex information using informal and formal means to ensure people are fully informed of the service.
  • Ensure that appropriate Statutory and mandatory training has been undertaken by all team members.
  • Responsible for the retention and recruitment, induction, personal and professional development of staff.
  • Monitor clinical supervision, induction, preceptorship and development of staff.
  • Exercise leadership and judgment in the management of a Community Nursing Team to ensure good clinical practice and maintain high standards of care, and review staff practice at regular intervals.
  • To provide education opportunities and training for all staff and students including pre- and post- registration nursing students.
  • To develop district nursing practice in a defined area, developing and using relationships with other primary care team members.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensures that the service is meeting business and performance requirements of the Organisation in-line with service specification, contract and CQUIN.
  • Plan, organise and deliver regular staff meetings to share information pathways within the service and wider organisation in a robust timely manner. e.g. Team brief, CAS alerts, and feedback from senior management meeting
  • Investigate complaints and incidents, including Serious Incidents requiring investigation, safeguarding and clinical issues.
  • Identify the Root Causes, make recommendations for improvement and disseminate learning to staff, adding areas of concern to the risk register.

The3/4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Qualified Nurse
  • Extensive community experience
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of change management

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Nurse
  • Specialist Community Practice qualification relevant to field of practice. (DN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing) Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)


  • Evidence at studying at Masters level
  • Advanced History taking and Non-Medical - Prescriber Qualification or willing to undertake within 2 years in post- V300.
  • Knowledge relating to practice assessor qualification

Previous Experience


  • Experience in teaching and assessing both pre and post reg. nursing.
  • Act as clinical expert in the field of community nursing.
  • Develops strong interpersonal relationships, ensuring that staff are given the opportunity to develop and grow into roles promoting succession planning, to meet the needs of the service.

Additional Requirements


  • Able to demonstrate recent innovative practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Church Hill House

51-52 Turing Drive


RG12 7FR

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