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Clinical Nurse Lead - Mental Health

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Lead - Mental Health

Division: Corporate

Care Group: Corporate Nursing

Band: 8a

Salary: �50,952 - �57,349 Per annum

Interview Date: 29th July 2024

We are recruiting for a Clinical Nurse Lead - Mental Health who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

The Clinical Nurse Lead for Mental Health is a crucial role to lead the provision of outstanding care for patients in mental health crisis at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

They will directly manage and lead the Therapeutic Practitioner CSW team and be the clinical support for registered mental health nurses employed across the organisation.

To liaise with community and ICB partners promoting best practice across the Trust and the wider local community for children and adults at MFT.

The post holder as the Clinical Expert in their field, will lead a strategic programme of work across the organisation in relation to improvements in line with the Trust's patient first, true north objectives. They will be responsible for influencing an agenda for patients with a primary diagnosis of mental health or patients in mental health crisis in line with national regulatory responsibilities.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver our mission of the Best of Careby the Best of People providing excellent care, every time ?

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared visionis achieved for our patients.

As a key partner in the healthcare of our local population, we are keen to deliver this as an outcome of our Trust-wide strategy - Patient First.Using an Operational Excellence approach to align our priorities and operational management structures, we are just over a year and half into our Patient Firstdeployment. We are looking for creative, skilled people to join our Transformation Team and further support us on this journey.

Our culture and values define us here at Medway NHS Foundation Trust and are the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our BEST values underpin Patient First and are at the core of the care we give to our patients, the support we offer to our staff and our overall leadership approach:

B - Bold

E - Every person counts

S - Sharing and open

T - Together

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. This includes the promotion of flexible working opportunities across the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To review local services for mental health to identify gaps and to establish a baseline for service delivery, including the identification of and liaison with multi-agency resources currently supporting mental health.

Influence the care provided by other Health and Social care professionals through provision of guidance and involvement in formal teaching

Demonstrates a highly developed specialist knowledge within own discipline underpinned by current evidence based practice acting as a reference for colleagues and other agencies.

To actively engage with clinicians and all key stakeholders throughout the Trust and to foster good working relationships to ensure effective partnership approach to achieving multi agency outcomes

To coordinate and manage the Therapeutic Practitioner CSWs within the Trust.

To provide supervision and guidance to the Mental Health Liaison Nurses across the trust.

The post holder is responsible for supporting clinical areas, Junior and senior staff with the day to day delivery of care, ensuring optimal and high standards of care are delivered to patients with a diagnosis of mental health.

To contribute expert knowledge and advice on investigations of incidents involving people with mental health, including involvement in the development and implementation of action planning.

Be actively involved in the planning, delivery and participation of in service training, peer group review and professional development activities.

Contribute to the identification of training needs for staff and ensure training reflects developments in the area of mental health.

Initiate and create awareness programmes and projects to facilitate learning across the Trust of evidence based practice for mental health.

To provide high level assurance reports to the relevant committees on a monthly basis in line with local governance, based on key performance indicators

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, active on the NMC register
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Relevant professional clinical registration
  • Extended learning in relation to mental health related practice



  • In depth knowledge of the national agenda for Mental health
  • Up to date knowledge of the Mental capacity act and consent


  • Evidence of research based clinical audit



  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record in leadership and management
  • Experience of working towards Care Quality Commission and the journey to outstanding
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary health care issues and professional standards
  • Understanding of the complex dynamics of a multi-professional environment


  • Experience in delivering an education programme as the subject matter expert

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Martime Hospital

Windmill Hill,



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