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Clinical Team Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Adult Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Oasis House
Harold Wood
£33,222 - £43,041 pa (plus HCAS)
24/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

If you are a forward thinking Mental Health Practitioner who want to promote high quality practice, have opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership and you want to work closely with principles of recovery and social inclusion, then we have the following post available:

The Havering Access Assessment and Brief Intervention Team are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Band 7 Practitioner. This is an exciting opportunity to provide input to adults with mental health difficulties and learning disability, some of whom will have additional complex needs as a result of a physical disability, mental health problems, challenging behaviour, sensory impairment, dementia etc.

The post holder must:

  • Have a Registered Nurse - Mental Health with a live registration on the NMC Register.
  • Have extensive post-qualifying experience as a RN Mental Health
  • Experience of working with people with Mental Health issues, Learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The post holder will work as the Team Clinical Lead. They will work within an integrated health and social care team, providing input alongside other Registered Mental Health Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Works, Occupational Therapists and other health and social care specialists such as speech and language and physiotherapy colleagues etc.

The main responsibilities of the post:

  • To independently manage a caseload of service users with Mental Health issues living in the London Borough of Havering, many of whom will have complex needs.
  • To use clinical reasoning to assess how mental health, learning disability and physical health impacts upon occupation and performance of service users.
  • To apply specialist assessments and interventions through individual and group work that is outcome focussed and promotes social inclusion and recovery.
  • To provide advice and training to carers, colleagues in the Integrated Team and across mainstream health and social services.
  • To work as an active member of the integrated multi-disciplinary team and promote effective multi-agency partnership working.
  • Participating fully in the work of the Directorate / Senior Management Team as required.
  • Managing day-day running of the Team
  • To analyse situations, some of which will be highly complex, requiring interpretation and comparison of a range of options to make high level decisions e.g. complex clinical, safeguarding and service response decisions.
  • In the absence of the manager, to take overall management responsibility for a range of different professional staff groups that collectively forms the service.
  • Analysing and reporting on key performance and efficiency targets, taking appropriate action in collaboration with the Service Manager and Assistant Director where necessary.
  • To implement effective methods to monitor quality of care across the area of responsibility and respond promptly to any drop in standards of service delivery.
  • To develop effective mechanisms for ensuring that the service user voice influences service delivery.
  • To manage human resource related issues such as supervision, sickness absence, conduct and capabilities of area of responsibility in accordance differing Human resources policies according to service.
  • To hold appropriate Team Meetings to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service.
  • To manage staff recruitment and retention taking into account the needs of the services including - skill mix, Human Resources, budget and service development issues.
  • To ensure financial targets related to CQUINS are achieved in line with CCG commissioner’s requirements.


This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.



This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).





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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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