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Clinical Practice Lead

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Luton / Bedfordshire
£28,050 to £36,644 pa
22/01/2019 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.


Luton and Bedford Mental Health Services serve a vibrant population with dedicated, dynamic and caring teams.

We have;

  • 3 Adult acute admission wards and a male PICU at Calnwood Court in Luton.
  • 2 Adult Acute admission wards in Oakley Court in Luton.
  • 1 adult Acute admission ward- Townsend Court in Houghton Regis. Service also extend to include provision for Older Adults Inpatient admission units. Poplars Unit in Houghton Regis sits next to Townsends Court and accommodates 16 functional admission beds
  • 1 older adults service in Bedford based Fountains Court


The Inpatient Services are accessible from London with a 30 minute train from Kings cross and is accessible by car just off the M1, parking is available on all sites.

The teams have achieved significant improvements in the quality of service and care that is delivered. Evidence of this can be seen in the implementation of the Trust’s QI work streams to include Violence Reduction and Time to Think strategies and the Joy at Work projects. There is an increased investment in supporting staff to undertake QI training to enable further opportunities to look at how we improve what we do. There are established leadership structures across the ward teams that ensure adequate and effective Governance and Assurance systems that foster learning from incidents and maintaining quality, safe and responsive services.

Over the last year there has been an enhanced focus on recruitment and retention with an improved overall retention rate and reduced vacancy factor across all wards. This brings the added advantage of improved consistency and continuity of care, improved outcomes and reported levels of satisfaction for staff, service users and carers. Given the high numbers of newly qualified starters there has been an additional investment in a program of development for Preceptees alongside opportunities on the ward.

As the service continue to develop and build on their accomplishments to date, I would like to make you aware of the exciting opportunities to join the nursing teams to support the provision of high quality care. In Luton and Bedford, we take pride in our commitment to the provision of person centered care and delivering a positive experience for both our patients and carers during admission. We are motivated to improve quality at all times and welcome innovative and creative ideas and ways of working to enhance patient, carer and staff experience. Knowledge and experience of working within Quality Improvement frameworks will be an asset.


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 response to urgent situations that may arise, co-ordination 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.

You will receive support from your Line Managers, the Multi-Disciplinary Team and your Peer Group across Luton and Bedford.

Secondment contracts are individually negotiated and will take into issues such as  travel and London weighting. 

If you would like to discuss the vacancies and secondment options and discuss how working in Luton and Bedford could support your career development or to arrange a visit please contact Sasha Singh on 07828921364 or Daisy Mudoni on 07946199225


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Daisy Mudoni, telephone 07946199225, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158