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Clinical Team Leader


Title:                                             Clinical Team Leader


Reports To:                                 Clinical Nurse Manager


Responsible To:                         Director of Nursing Services


Role Summary:


Manage the activities of the team, partnership with, and support of the Manager, close involvement in efficient and effective management of the ward and nursing practice. Teach and demonstrate procedures to and supervise registered and unregistered nursing staff, using available evidence to inform and develop practice.


Promote training initiatives at ward level; take a key role in the induction of all new staff, acting as a role model to team members.


Co-ordinate the process of each patient’s individual care pathway through effective use of all assessment tools and delivery of the Care Programme Approach within the MDT process


Main Responsibilities:


  • In partnership with, and in support of the Clinical Nurse Manager, manage the nursing team and participate as an active multi-disciplinary team member, making an appropriate contribution to team processes through the use clinical and risk assessment tools.
  • Complete factual and consistent records using a problem solving approach, which demonstrate an accurate account of treatment, care planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • In managing ward activities, match the tasks and care competencies to the capabilities and workloads of team members, either as a member of the ward team or the person in charge of the ward, ensuring the numbers, skill mix and gender of staff are appropriate to the activity and that staff are fully briefed on their role.
  • Support the Clinical Nurse Manager in securing and maintaining a continuous review process in order to facilitate developments and improvements in services.
  • Recognise, prevent and resolve potential areas of conflict.
  • Contribute to the supervision and appraisal process using RAG documents
  • Contribute to budgetary and human resource management to ensure effective use of resources.


Clinical and Professional


  • Ensure nursing practice is in accordance with the NMC Code (2008) and Mental Health Legislation, national standards for the service and Alpha Hospitals policies and procedures  and facilitate nursing practice, which incorporates and respects differences in respect of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, culture and ability. 
  • Complete factual and consistent records using a problem solving approach, which demonstrate an accurate account of treatment, care planning, delivery and evaluation. Monitoring of all records to ensure standards are met and maintained.
  • Promote the application of the care programme approach using clinical leadership to secure effective care planning and evaluation.
  • Ensure that the patients are involved as fully as possible in decisions affecting them and the running of the units, and to maximise their independence. 
  • Participate as an active multi-disciplinary team member, making an appropriate contribution to team processes
  •  Promote and facilitate nursing practice, which incorporates and respects differences in respect of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, culture and ability.
  • Meet agreed standards to ensure effective patient care by use of assessment tools such as HONOS, MANCAS, SNAP and STAR.
  • Act as primary / named nurse for designated patient/s
  • Contribute to clinical audits of practice.





  • Always act in a dignified and responsible manner with patients, visitors, and colleagues, using appropriate language and communication skills, which acknowledge cultural differences.
  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with other health care professionals, disseminating information related to the delivery of care.
  • Refer to other health care professionals and seek guidance where there are limitations in personal knowledge, skills and competence on specific issues relating to the delivery of care.
  • Ensure that key information is communicated to staff and patients, utilising feedback to generate best practice solutions.



  • Maintain a professional knowledge base using current research and evidence based approaches to care, acting as a resource to others and contribute to the development of nursing standards and audit within a quality framework.
  • Participate in national statutory and hospital mandatory and other training as required.
  • Identify and communicate own and other nursing staff’s developmental needs through a managed process of objective settings, supervision and appraisal




 All employees of Alpha Hospitals Ltd must not, without prior permission, disclose any information regarding patients or staff.  In instances where it is known that a member of staff has communicated information to unauthorised persons, those staff will be liable to dismissal.  Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in the event of unauthorised disclosure of information.




  • To take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, patients, visitors and the public by implementing all policies and procedures relating to security.
  • Be mindful of emergency and critical incident procedures.
  • Participate in security audits and ensure that procedures are complied with.
  • Integrate relational and other security protocols with dynamic clinical practice.


Health and Safety

  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others who may be affected by acts or omissions at work.
  • To cooperate with any requirements and adhere to statutory or other safety regulations.
  • To be familiar with all fire and similar regulations including evacuation procedures and act in accordance with them in any emergency situation
  • Ensure that all working practices and procedures comply with statutory regulation, codes of practice and safety guidance in force
  • Ensure that environmental risk assessments are developed and reviewed out in order to identify and minimise actual or potential risks
  • Ensure that all emergency equipment is checked
  • Ensure staff comply with accident / incident and health & safety





Registered Nurse, RN3, RNMH


Special Aptitudes

  • Motivated and committed to maintain and promote high standards of nursing care.s
  • Ability to impart knowledge, supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work as a team member.
  • Able to assess priorities and identify patient needs.
  • Level of self-awareness.
  • Effective communication and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Integrity, resilience and reliability.
  • Recognised own abilities and limitations.
  • Be aware of and maintain standards of organisational conduct.


General Requirements

  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in mental health nursing practice and current trends within mental health nursing
  • Act in such a manner as outlined in the NMC Code (2008) and which meets the requirements of the Mental Health Act
  • Maintain awareness of professional and organisation developments
  • Responsible and caring attitude
  • Interest in personal and professional development
  • Work in an ethical manner
  • Motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Shows leadership




  • ENB 960, 998, 603 or equivalent
  • NVQ Assessor
  • Any post registration healthcare qualifications
  • Previous experience at managerial or acting managerial level
  • Experience of  mental health nursing, learning disabilities or adolescent nursing including forensic experience
  • Display a leadership and role model style that is consistent with organisational expectations and values and which secure the conditions under which clinical staff do their best work.
  •  Displays an ability to work with complexities, ambiguities and situations in the clinical arena that may not be resolved immediately, but is able to work towards resolution in an appropriate time frame.

Job Type:PermanentSalary:£32,000 - £38,000 per annumLocation:Woking Surrey
Recruitment Office:LiverpoolReference #:CTL/AH/W

Application Details

To apply please contact James on 0151 427 4200 or send your CV to james@socialcaredirect-rec.co.uk
Contact Name: James McIver  |  Contact Telephone: 0151 427 4200  |  Contact Email: james@socialcaredirect-rec.co.uk
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