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Clinical Practice Lead

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Bevan Ward, City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health, Homerton Row
£36,481 to £41,559 pa inc HCA
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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.

We currently have vacancies for the post of Clinical Practice Lead on various wards including Acute and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. As a Clinical Practice Lead your role will be to provide leadership and management in partnership with the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Matron to innovate and inspire change and excellence across all aspects of the care environment.

You will be a highly motivated and dynamic practitioner who is able to communicate and demonstrate high quality therapeutic interventions with adults who are experiencing acute mental health problems associated with challenging and aggressive behaviour, with good knowledge of the physical health issues related to this patient group, reflected in excellent documentation and communication skills. You will have the ability to lead others under pressure and develop and enhance the abilities of other staff through coaching, role modelling, and supervision. Your focus will be on the recovery of patients and improving the patient and staff experience.

You will be part of the management team on the ward, with shared and delegated responsibility for clinical governance: ensuring that systems are operationalised to supervise staff, audit documentation and Mental Health Act compliance, and that care and treatment are safe and effective at all times. You will ensure the promotion of a therapeutic environment on the ward, with the focus on meaningful engagement and de-escalation (rather than the use of restrictive interventions) and clean and comfortable amenities.

You will develop effective lines of communication with members of the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies, working with the ward consultant to effectively assess and treat patients in acute mental health crisis, and maintain task-focus, effective team work and group cohesion in the context of, at times, a highly unpredictable working day.

You will need to be highly resilient and resourceful, able to problem-solve and think on your feet, experienced in recognising the signs of stress in self and others, taking appropriate action to manage such stress, keeping yourself and the team effective and focused at all times. The role will also include carrying out the role of Duty Senior Nurse on a rota basis, where you will have responsibility for providing leadership and management across the whole unit.

Please note: internal candidates who score well but not enough to be offered a substantive post may be offered the opportunity to act up for 6 months in a supported role with additional training and support provided.

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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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Contact Details: Ashick Hossany

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