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Clinical Team Leader

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Learning Disability and Autism Service (LD&A) at Leicester Partnership Trust are seeking passionate and experienced leaders as part of our Community Team within LD&A services, The roles will provide clinical and professional Leadership across our within our Community Learning Disability Nursing service. The service is undergoing a process of investment and quality improvement and this will be key to ensuring the voice of this service is represented, as well as supporting the development and design of services. The roles will be an additional, to support the community team develppments.

We are looking to recruit:

Band 7 Clinical Team Leader

As a service we offer:

Annual appraisal with clear focus on personal and professional development

Comprehensive health and wellbeing package

Continuing Professional development through the trust Learning and Development Academy.

Access to the trust employee benefits schemes.

Opportunity to work flexibly in agreement with Service Leads.

Main duties of the job

To manage and take overall responsibility for care quality performance and clinical activity by providing professional nursing leadership and guidance, clinical advice and management in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality:

o Patient safety

o The effectiveness of all health care interventions

o Patient experience

o The environment in which care is delivered

To ensure the delivery of a clinically effective service which meets the needs of individuals, families and communities in line with local and national development plans, Trust policies and procedures.

To be responsible for the coordination of services and to promote optimum health, self-management and effective liaison between agencies.

To be responsible for the development of specialist care interventions and care plans.

To ensure staff are trained appropriately to competently deliver the care required and ensure supervision and mentorship is in place.

To be influential within the organisation and provide detailed advice to others internally and externally to the organisation, within their sphere of competence.

To work collaboratively with other senior nurses across LPT as appropriate and promote the role of their speciality nursing to all stakeholders.

To foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach with internal and external MDTs and between all stakeholders.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

1.0 To demonstrate the Trusts values in everything you do in the work environment and live up the LPT Pledge


1.1 Perform and monitor comprehensive assessments of clients/service users needs. Plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs.

1.2 Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to assess the physical, mental health and social needs of a defined client group, instigating therapeutic care plans and treatments based on the best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.

1.3 Take continuous management responsibility for the delivery of specialist care needs of individual and groups pf clients/services users.

1.4 Ensure patient information is collated, monitored and fully accurate, maintaining complete and contemporaneous records in line with NMC/professional bodies and Trust standards.

1.5 Promote the involvement and engagement of clients/services users and carers/ relatives in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

1.6 Work within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective care plans and treatments are in place for highly complex clients/services users.

1.7 Work collaboratively and ensure maintenance of effective multi-disciplinary communication and with other professionals, agencies and stakeholders to ensure needs are met in relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.

1.8 Communicate highly complex information about clients/services users conditions to multi-disciplinary team colleagues, to ensure effective delivery of patient treatments.

1.9 To ensure that systems are established and maintained to ensure effective communication with clients/services users, and carers / relatives.

1.10 Used advanced skills and expert knowledge to clinically lead and enable others to deliver best practice across the service.

1.11 Lead and support others to recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations including the assessment and management of risk.

1.12 Ensure understanding of own and others level of accountability and responsibility when delegating tasks and duties to students, non-registered staff or registered staff.

1.13 Lead, participate in and cooperate with concerns, complaints and investigations as required.


2.1 Lead, co-ordinate, organise and prioritise your own work and the work of the team on a day to day basis.

2.2 Ensure supervision of others and participate in education and development.

2.3 Lead and monitor the development of services, new ways of working and the implementation of change.

2.4 Acts as a professional and clinical role model to all staff, clients/service users, carers and the public at all times.

2.5 Develop effective and efficient relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team on issues related to patient care.

2.6 Act in a professional manner and ensure self and other staff adhere to the Work Wear policy at all times.

2.7 Deputise as appropriate for the Matron / line manager.


3.1 Undertake the Trusts corporate and local induction, and maintain your learning and compliance with training requirements for your role.

3.2 Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and NMC/Professional re-registration and revalidation requirements.

3.3 Participate, facilitate and monitor managerial and clinical supervision for themselves and the team via review and agreed appraisal mechanisms.

3.4 Responsible for identifying ongoing training and updating needs, and for maintaining own and others up to date evidence based skills, knowledge and competence for the role requirements.

3.5 Act as a clinical expert and information resource, leading in training, education and orientation programmes for staff, students and others.

3.6 Assess and ensure the specialist education and training needs required for self, others and the service are identified, that will allow health care to be delivered to the user through new ways of working.

3.7 Teach and educate clients/services users, their carers and other healthcare professionals to recognise subtle changes in their condition that could lead to exacerbation of acute deterioration and take appropriate actions.

3.8 Proactively develop, implement and monitor public health and health promotion activities in accordance with national and local priorities.

3.9 To develop systems and structures that enables life-long learning and monitors the effectiveness of the learning and strategies.

3.10 To ensure student learners on clinical placement are appropriately supervised and assessed and have an effective learning experience.

3.11 To ensure sufficient preceptors are available for newly registered staff and monitor compliance with the Preceptorship Programme standards.

3.12 Accepts designated responsibilities from senior leaders and actively contributes to performance review and the appraisal process.


4.1 Ensure that the delivery of care to clients/service users meets the standards required by regulating bodies, for example CQC, NMC.

4.2 Develops, leads and monitors the implementation of Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and ensures compliance of self and others.

4.3 Lead, promote and practice the highest standards of prevention and control of infection at all times as per Trust policy and ensures compliance of others.

4.4 Continually monitor standards of clinical care and lead and facilitate improvements of care, through benchmarking, audit and research.

4.5 Incorporate relevant research findings with practice and participate in LPT Trust approved research programmes.

4.6 Lead and facilitate participation and contribution to patient and public involvement activities.

4.7 Lead and ensure the promotion of patient dignity, equality, diversity and human rights.

4.8 Ensures self and all staff practice at all times in accordance with their Code of Professional Conduct and raise any concerns with the Matron / Line Manager, this may include addressing such concerns.

4.9 Maintains own and ensures others maintain professional boundaries and appropriately declare any conflicts of interest.


5.1 Responsible for effectively managing the financial resource, including budget management for the relevant service area, including alerting managers to resource issues and the effect of these on service delivery.

5.2 Providing accurate and appropriate information for the business planning process.

5.3 All records that the role is responsible for or modifies must be kept up to date and maintained in an accurate and diligent manner.

5.4 To ensure the effective and efficient organisation of rotas using the E-roster system where available. Ensuring the appropriate deployment and use of all grades of staff within the postholders span of control and be accountable for the level of temporary staffing usage and the associate expenditure.

5.5 To manage the adherence to the Trust policy for booking and taking annual leave/time owing/training to enable adequate levels of cover within the team at all times.

5.6 Be responsible for the deployment of HR policies within your sphere of responsibility including the proactive management of sickness and unauthorised absence.

5.7 To undertake the recruitment and selection of staff to the team, assessing the skill mix needed, undertaking relevant documentation and chairing the recruitment panel.

5.8 To manage issues and concerns related to staff performance and conduct in line with Trust Policies and Procedures.

5.9 To co-ordinate and have overall responsibility for effective and efficient bed / case load management, liaising with other services as appropriate.

5.10 To ensure that medication prescribed to individuals is managed, in terms of storage, administration and monitoring of side effects and offer agreed advice on such medication in conjunction with the prescriber.

5.11 To participate in an on-call rota as required

5.12 Responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient use of Clinical, physical and financial resources.

5.13 Use health related information only for the purposes of what it is intended for and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

5.14 Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient / users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties.


6.1 Take responsibility for maintaining own and others Health and Safety and Security.

6.2 Ensure own actions and others assist with maintaining best practice and regulatory standards.

6.3 Ensure that you and others take action as appropriate, report in line with the Trust Incident Reporting Policy, escalate any concerns regarding patient safety and clinical risk to the line manager.

6.4 Monitoring, reviewing and action incidents, mitigating against further risk, identifying themes and trends and ensuring lessons learnt are embedded into practice.

6.5 Lead and participate in the investigation of complaints, concerns and serious incidents.

6.6 Ensure self and others carry out duties in accordance with the Health and Safety at work Act 1971.

6.7 Ensure self and others move and handle clients/service users and goods in ways that promote the health of the patient and care team and are consistent with legislation.

6.8 Ensure self and others are responsible for the maintenance of a clean and safe environment adhering to infection control policies procedures and best practice.

6.9 Ensure self and others assist and maintain safe and hazard free area of work.

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