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Clinical Lead Nurse (Inpatients)

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 160 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Lead Band 6 RMN nurse to work on Cedar ward Briary Wing Harrogate. The ward is an 18 bedded mixed sex inpatient acute admission ward caring for and working with patients with various complex mental health needs.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and reliable and have good organisational skills. You will be dedicated to both professional and service development and be committed to working in a multi-disciplinary team. You will be open to promoting positive change within the ward to further enhance the patient journey. We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experiences of evidence based practice, Clinical Governance protocols and have a thorough understanding of Mental Health Act law, Mental Capacity Act, DOLS and CPA legislation and protocols.

We require the post holders to be an effective team player and to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. You will be required to be able to make professional and methodical decisions on a regular basis about complex and often conflicting issues.

The ward prides itself on providing high quality assessments, care planning and treatment for working age adults with mental health problems and all staff are expected to follow the Trusts values and behaviours.

Whilst working in this adult inpatient setting you will receive regular clinical supervision, mandatory training and in service training. You may also be expected to contribute to some in service training and facilitate learning to staff nurses, support workers and trainee colleagues. The Trust actively supports CPD. You will also have an opportunity to work and develop your operational management skills working alongside the ward manager and leadership team.

If you have a strong desire to work with this client group and demonstrate a keenness to implement best practice initiatives.

For informal enquiries please contact: Nicola Muldoon, Ward Manager Cedar Ward on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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