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Clinical Practice Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year Per annum inlc HCA
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within our in-patient wards for enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 - Clinical Practice Leads (substantive and potentially fixed term) to join our busy and motivated team at Forensic Service within the forensic services. This role will cover all areas of our service including learning disability both low and medium secure services, specialist autism, acute mental health, women services & HDU.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be enthusiastic, forward thinking and have a keen interest in working with patients being nursed in acute mental health wards. Our expectation is that you will be highly motivated and dynamic and able to demonstrate quality therapeutic interactions with service users.

You will work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team to offer recovery focused individual and group work with patients with a wide range of needs.

Our care and treatment programmes are underpinned by principles of recovery and social inclusion and much of our work is co-produced with patients. You will help to ensure that the people we care for always have a strong voice. If you are committed to providing outstanding patient care with a sound knowledge of best practice, this is the opportunity for you.

The first paragraph of your supporting statement should include three reasons why you have applied for this position.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Practice Lead (Band 6 nurse) would be ward-based with a primary focus on ensuring robust systems of clinical care and service delivery is maintained.

They will support the functions of the Clinical Nurse Managers and Modern Matrons through providing direct clinical work on a shift by shift basis, undertaking and supporting governance and assurance systems through the use of clinical audit, role modelling and clinical supervision. You will be expected to lead on managing complex situations that may arise and being mindful of internal processes for escalation for further support if indicated.

Additionally, you may be required to support the Duty Senior Nurse rota and will be responsible for managing the response to urgent situations that may arise, coordination of resources across all the sites, and effective bed management.

You will be working with a committed and stable multi-disciplinary team. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the culture on the ward, grow and develop others and contribute to the delivery of high quality care in an environment that is safe, effective, and responsive.

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

Please for further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Mentorship certification
  • Completion of Preceptorship
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience at band 5 level or above
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • 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
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
  • Knowledge of quality improvement practices
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Knowledge of supervision and reflective practices processes

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