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Clinical Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician to join our dynamic, well established Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

The post holder will support robust clinical management of complex cases within the service, working with all members of the team, attending daily MDT meetings and complex case reviews. The Clinical Lead is expected to be comfortable in managing cases with associated high levels of risk and to support the clinicians with management of challenging cases. The post holder will lead and contribute to the clinical development of the service, leading on clinical transformation and the evolution of pathway interventions with other services.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be able to offer the teams high quality case supervision and training, ensuring consistent high-quality assessments and interventions for our service users.

The post holder will participate in developing evidence-based practice within the service. It is expected that the Clinical Lead will drive best practice and continuous improvement including embedding new and innovative practices. The post holder will have excellent management and leadership skills and advanced knowledge of adult mental health problems.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide comprehensive specialist assessments using highly developed skills, including the risk assessment and management of individuals who present in mental health crisis.
  • To work as autonomous senior practitioner who is accountable for their own professional activities, providing clinically effective and where possible evidence based therapeutic interventions, utilising specialist analytical and interpretive skills for adults and their carers presenting with complex needs.
  • To demonstrate expertise in analysing and reflecting upon their own clinical practice and that of others in all aspects of care given to patients in crisis and their families/carers.
  • To work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines as appropriate throughout the assessment and treatment process.
  • To have highly developed report writing skills.
  • Be responsible for providing and receiving highly complex, sensitive distressing and emotional information in relation to health issues.
  • Communicate sensitive complex information about their condition to patients and their carers.
  • Developed knowledge of safeguarding procedure and experience in how to manage these situations including advising colleagues where necessary.
  • To work within professional and ethical frameworks established by national bodies such as the Department of Health and the NMC.

Person Specification



  • Must hold RMN/OT or AHP qualification to degree level
  • Educated to Masters degree or equivalent level of expereince



  • Formal post registration qualification in a relevant subject such as: Non Medical Prescribing qualification or Approved Mental Health professional qualification or Accredited CBT specialist
  • Teaching and assessing training



  • Substantial experience of MDT working.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of education of others and identification of training requirements
  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care.
  • Acute Mental Health Experience CPD relevant to current post. Substantial experience of assessing and prescribing treatments for mental health problems.


  • Community Mental Health experience
  • Crisis Team experience
  • Knowledge of Trust nonmedical policy and local procedure.
  • Relevant clinical courses



  • Evidence of leadership skills and development project work.
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Highly specialised range of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Caseload management
  • Basic IT skills Ability to organise and prioritise work load.


  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Ability to manage change
  • Budget management



  • Current knowledge and understanding of acute mental health needs and ability to demonstrate clinical competence
  • Can evidence knowledge of effective risk assessment.

Contractual Requirements


  • A driving licence (with access to a vehicle for work) is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Teamwork.
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Sherwood Oaks

Sherwood Oaks Business Park


NG18 4GW

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