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Clinical Lead Nurse (Inpatients)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Lead to work within a Adult Mental Health wards at West Park Hospital. The post is currently on the PICU ward, Cedar Ward. The successful candidate will be highly motivated individuals who hold a current professional registration with the NMC. You will be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of clinical care within the ward team with the focus on positive behavioural support to patients.

This exciting and challenging role will afford the opportunity to work as part of a supportive team that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidenced based practice. You will be in a key role within the team and alongside other members of the leadership team, ensuring the overall aims and purpose of the ward are clear and that patient safety is paramount.You will carry out assigned tasks involving direct care, and will be required to work rotational days and night shifts.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be working with patients within the PICU Wardproviding clinical leadership to a core team of staff. The successful applicant should have a person centered values base, have skills in identifying strategies and plans for future care, maximizing individual's strengths and minimizing the impact of their needs on their daily lives.

You will need excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will need to be able to form therapeutic relationships with people with mental health needs. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed individuals and will become part of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

Our values

The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognizing and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details

Andrea Card, Modern Matron


Tel: 01642 837319

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or willingness to work towards. Must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience at a Band 5 within inpatient environment.
  • Experience in clinical leadership
  • Experience of working with MH
  • Quality Improvement System experience/qualification
Skills Essential
  • Working collaboratively with the MDT and service user
  • Supervision and mentorship
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Mental health act and Mental Capacity act awareness and appplication in practice

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