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Clinical Lead

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time
This post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 18 months, however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered at the same band. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

An exciting opportunity has risen for Band 6 Clinical Lead Registered Nurse to join Birch Ward, an Adults Inpatient Eating Disorders Service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is able to work with the wider MDT, voluntary sector and third sector organisations.

Wellbeing of colleagues and working collaboratively is essential as we see this as an important aspect to keeping our staff happy at work.

The team aim is to work in partnership with patients, carers and others utilising the various services and teams we network with to work towards a level of recovery as deemed by the individual.

If you are an experienced professional and looking for a new pathway to your career, we are keen to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are always maintained.

Assesses patients including those with complex needs and develops, implements, and evaluates intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate, their carer.

Responsible for the safe administration of medicines in accordance with Trust policy, legal requirements and NMC guidance.

Plans and co-ordinates clinical interventions to challenging behaviour such as self- harm and aggression. Promotes positive behaviour support based on a formulation of the factors surrounding a patient's behaviour.

In the absence of the Ward/Unit Manager takes responsibility for the clinical team when required including work allocation and checking, performance reviews and delegated appraisals, ensuring appropriate training is delivered and undertaking informal stages of sickness management (including return to work interviews), grievance, disciplinary and capability matters.

Ensures all nursing staff, associate practitioners, healthcare assistants and student nurses are accessing appropriate clinical supervision and provides skilled clinical supervision, both individual and group.

Resolves informal complaints effectively, avoiding escalation where possible and informs the ward/unit manager in a timely manner.

About us

We are a very focused service on ensuring the patient care delivered is paramount. We have a vast team of professionals who delivered highly coordinated care and interventions, a high drive for partnership working with families and carers and also a keen developmental focus on staff wellbeing and the incensement of skills and knowledge.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will work with a caseload of patients offering 1:1 nursing session alongside collaborative intervention, medication administration and monitoring, nasogastric feeding and nasogastric tube training to work towards. Also working closely with occupational therapists, dieticians, and psychologists to ensure patient recovery and directions are supported.

Although this is an autonomous role the post holder will receive full support via the daily MDT meetings, supervision, and team training. As well as an appraisal to support professional development.

The successful applicant will also be expected to undertake the role as leader- supporting the clinical team with decision making, complex cases and supervision. Alongside this, supporting the ward manager with meetings, reports, audits, informal complaints and supporting the ward from a leadership perspective when the ward manager is unavailable.

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

Person Specification Skills Essential
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities if required.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Write reports.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • Use approved techniques in physical intervention.
  • Competency in ECG and venepuncture
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH/RNLD, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or willingness to work towards. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health and/or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experience.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience

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