Clinical Practice Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum Inc HCA
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Practice Lead on the East London Mother & Baby Unit.

Applicants for this position will need to be a trained mental health nurse with experience of having worked within adult acute mental health settings and with experience or a clear demonstrable interest in perinatal mental health.

The East London Mother and Baby unit is a 12 bedded unit based within the City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health.

This family-centred specialist Mother and Baby Unit cares for people who experience severe mental health difficulties during the later stages of pregnancy and following the birth. The mothers are either experiencing mental health problems ante-natally or up to one year post-natally and require direct support in ensuring care of the infant is upheld whilst supporting the mother through their own recovery.

The ward team consists of registered mental health nurses, nursery nurses, social therapists and a life skills recovery worker. This work is further enhanced in therapy by a psychologist, occupational therapist, parent-infant psychotherapist, art therapist and dance movement therapist.

The unit prides itself on being able to offer a varied multidisciplinary approach to care and as such the post holder will be responsible for ensuring this is reflected in the work that is undertaken.

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision. In addition, supporting junior staff in delivery of care provision.

To manage and organise work as required.

Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice for service users with complex needs, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.

Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.

Effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.

To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.

To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.

To provide clinical leadership and supervision to the staff group in order to promote and develop excellence in practice.

To act as Duty Senior Nurse on a rota basis to support the wider unit.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education, training and qualifications Essential
  • RMN Professional Qualification
  • Mentorship certification
  • Completion of Preceptorship
Previous Experience Essential
  • Significant experience at band 5 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
  • Supporting and supervising students and junior staff
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex patients
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to work systematically and objectively in an environment with patients who can present high risk behaviours
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognize and manage stress, in self and others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices processes
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of applied understanding of the needs of clients and complex presentations in Mental Health in-patient care
  • Clear evidence of understanding of the principles of clinical governance and it's relationship to mental health nursing
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of clinical risk assessment
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of NMC Standards and Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of change management processes in the leadership and support of large groups of staff
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of best clinical practices relevant to the area
  • Knowledge of the role and function of other organisations who provide services to clients with mental health problems

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