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Clinical Team Leader

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,391 to £42,503 a year incl. 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to offer this opportunity to work as a valued Clinical Team Leader within our friendly and supportive team at the Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. This is a 60 bed Inpatient service supporting the needs of working age adults.

This role will be for the 12 bed PICU.

As Clinical Team Leader you will be given the opportunity to learn and grow into your role. If you are an experienced Band 5 Nurse looking to progress your career, we have many opportunities to expand your knowledge and prepare for your career progression. You will be a source of mental health knowledge and expertise, have vision and resilience to support the ward and your colleagues in keeping the ward environment safe and productive.

Qualified nurses are currently benefiting from Retention Allowance. It is a 10% pay uplift on the top of HCAS Fringe payment. This Premium is subject to a minimum total payment of £4,108 and a maximum total payment of £5,177 p.a. This will be paid on a monthly basis and pro-rata to hours worked.

Main duties of the job

The role involves working with patients with acute and chronic mental health challenges, delivering comprehensive psychiatric assessment including risk assessment and risk management plans. There is a great emphasis on physical health care on the unit and staff receive regular training to ensure they are offering up to date interventions and feel confident to carry out care with the patients.

Good communication skills are essential to deliver effective, high quality healthcare, ensuring the ward runs effectively, this includes aspects of people management, safer staffing, support staff development, clinical supervision, clinical effectiveness underpinned by evidence-based care and key performance indicators and CQC standards. The applicant must be compassionate towards both patients and staff and have an open and honest presence.

We are passionate about continuous learning to improve patient care and can offer a range of learning opportunities to support the development of patient experience and your knowledge.

As Clinical Team Lead you will be supported by a full MDT team, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Clinical Nurse specialist, Hospital duty Managers and Senior Matrons on the unit.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

· Assist the Ward Manager in ensuring that defined roles and responsibilities are coordinated within the team on a continuous basis.

· Provide professional nursing advice to other team staff and other professionals.

· Act as a positive role model for colleagues/others in relation to personal/professional conduct and practice.

· Ensure that full regard is taken of dignity, individuality, self-esteem and wellbeing of people who use our services, staff, carers and relatives.

· Ensure that nursing practice is based on current knowledge and is evidence based.

· Act as unit coordinator in accordance with the department protocol

· Ensure that Care Planning systems are in place, function effectively to frame and support the delivery of individual care and reflect the service user's perception of their needs and how they can be met.

· Ensure that nursing interventions compliment and strengthen the individual’s recovery process.

· Support the Ward Manager to ensure that the team nursing system operates effectively.

· Provide advice, information, education and support to individuals, carers and relatives.

· Ensure, in co-operation with the Ward Manager, that care plans are regularly reviewed, appropriately modified and updated.

· Provide management support to staff through appraisal, clinical supervision and continuing professional development

· Ensure a safe environment for people who use services, carers and staff by adhering to relevant health and safety policies; undertaking risk assessments and care plans, and reporting hazards

· Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders

· Ensure that the views of people who use services and their carers are effectively sought to help inform decision-making on the ward

· Participate in providing the relevant evidence for the annual quality programme and clinical audits; managing complaints and concerns about patient care; developing improvement plans and taking remedial action as required

· Participate in personal development opportunities to maintain and develop professional knowledge and skills

· Undertake clinical risk assessments and formulate and implement risk reduction strategies

· Promote the physical health and mental wellbeing of people who use our services

· Ensure that the ward team develop, implement and evaluate service-user led programmes of care using a problem-solving approach that ensures the needs of each individual person are met throughout their admission, including detailed arrangements for discharge of the person, and as appropriate, their carer making them central to the planning and decision-making process

· Work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to maintain efficient channels of communication with all agencies to develop holistic care planning, goal setting and reviews

· Ensure the clinical area is an effective learning environment for student nurses and maintain effective links with education providers

· Ensure nursing conduct and practice on the ward is in accordance with the NMC guidance, Mental Health legislation, and Trust policies

· Support the Manager with the setting, monitoring and maintaining of standards of care within the team and will advise on clinical issues which may have a negative effect on the standards of clinical practice being delivered.

· Responsible for their own practice in accordance with their professional body and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and develop their professional competence.

· Mentor and adviser for students and will work closely with the Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of their educational programs.

· Deputise for the Ward Manager and provide cover in their absence. They may at times have to take on some of the operational management responsibilities should the need arise, including signatory for timesheets, expenses

· Management of roster and booking of temporary staff

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent - RMN
  • Membership of a professional body (NMC)
  • 1 year post qualification experience working with people within a mental health setting i.e. acute inpatient ward
  • Interest in CBT/DBT
  • VRT training
  • System 1 training
Experience Essential
  • Inpatient experience
  • working as part of a MDT
  • Managing challenging patients
  • PICU experience where appropriate

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road




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