Clinical Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)

Mental Health Services for Older People are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Lead for Orchid Ward at Millbrook Mental Health Unit.

Orchid Ward is a 15 bedded mixed gender mental health assessment ward split into two units incorporating 5 beds for patients over the age of 65 years, or younger with a presenting degree of frailty and a 10 bedded unit for patients who present with a diverse range of mental health disorders, including; Bipolar, clinical depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, forward thinking and motivated Clinical Lead with experience or invested interest in working with our patient group. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of the mental health, physical health and social needs relating to this patient group.

We are seeking to recruit someone who has the relevant knowledge and skills to provide clinical leadership to the ward's multidisciplinary team. You will be a visible point of contact to junior staff requiring clinical guidance, expertise and support in the delivery of high-quality, person centred and compassionate care.

It is essential that you are able to work flexible hours over 24-hour period 7 days a week if needed to support the senior nurse roster.

Applicants should have have excellent organisational, communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work alongside existing team manager and have the personal characteristics to assist in leading a strong, experienced and supportive team in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Applicants must display a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgement and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with patients, carers, colleagues and visitors.

Applicants must have at least 12 months experience at Band 5 and have completed the preceptorship programme.

You will be required to apply a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism to their work.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Within the Mental Health services for Older People (MHSOP) Directorate we are currently in the process of redevelopment of 3 purpose built MHSOP wards within the Millbrook hospital site at Sutton in Ashfield. This is a very exciting time to join our team and be a part of our service development within a ward management team role.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity to work alongside the Ward Manager and another clinical leads to develop our inpatient ward vision then we would like to hear from you.

You will need to demonstrate the necessary role modelling qualities in line with Trust Values to promote high standards of care and contribute to service development and transformation.

You will be expected to provide clinical and managerial supervision and appraisal systems for a group of staff as well as maintaining your own continuing professional development. You will be expected to deputise in absence of Ward Manager and support the ward manager in maintaining effective team working processes including e- rostering, sickness and attendance management and PAD.

Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training.

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • Knowledge of management theories

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • IT skills

  • A high level of emotional intelligence

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