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Clinical Team Leader

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Team Leader position on Frays Ward (Acute setting).

The successful candidate will work within a dedicated team of different disciplines to assess and treat a range of mental health conditions, challenging behaviour and severe and enduring mental illnesses.

CNWL prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing. As part of this post you will receive this and much more.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking compassionate, dedicated, and experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our excellent teams on Frays Wards at Riverside Centre Adult Acute Services. Rated by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Good, we wish to recruit Nurses who embody the core values of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) Compassion, Respect, Empowerment, and Partnership. We are dedicated to providing the best care for our Service Users during their inpatient stay and as such, our Ward is at the forefront of implementing Trauma-Informed Approaches to Mental Health Care in the Trust.

As a Clinical Team Leader, you will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team and be responsible for delivering evidence-based interventions to service users in acute crises. You will be highly skilled in supporting their recovery and working with service users experiencing high levels of distress and disturbance. You will work as Unit Coordinator, providing leadership and senior nursing support to the teams out of hours.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please speak to the recruiting manager.

About us

The Trust is committed to ensuring that you achieve a good work/life balance, and have access to a wide range of support including flexible working options, childcare support, and many training and development opportunities. CNWL provides excellent learning and development opportunities, and as a Band 6 Clinical Team Leader, you will be well supported through preceptorship, supervision, and training.

An engaged staff is more productive and Band 6 nurses play a role in engaging other staff members in the Trust and the work we do by:
  • Providing supervision and annual appraisals to individuals and giving constructive, regular feedback which helps those individuals reflect on their work, understand their objectives and the CQC standards, and monitor their progress towards achieving them
  • Participating constructively in their own supervision and annual appraisal processes
  • Using continuing professional development funds to develop a relevant clinical specialism, gain sign-off mentorship skills or undertake accredited leadership or management modules.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

Band 6 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgment and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalating concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

The NMC plays an essential role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses. All nurses, including Band 6 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Mentorship qualification
Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Mental Health / Learning Disability
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
Previous Expereince Essential
  • Previous experience as a Band 6 nurse / as a Band 5 nurse
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Manage others and contribute to the management of the team
  • Contribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working
  • Coordinate work allocation and shifts (if appropriate)
  • Help others in the team achieve their objectives and deliver safe, effective care
  • Mentor, teach and support others in the team
  • Supervise others in the team
  • Facilitate appraisals
  • You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Expertise in particular skills and evidence of how you developed them and use them in your current role
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal Characteristics Essential
  • Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals
  • Able and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
  • Respectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • Caring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing

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