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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

Clinical Team Leader

Job Reference: 325-A-20-99139

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Blake Ward, Abraham Cowley Unit
Chertsey, Surrey
£32,933-£39,681 Inc Fringe HCAS

We are excited to offer this opportunity to be part of our friendly and supportive team at the Abraham Cowley Unit, we are looking for experienced, motivated clinical team leaders. The Abraham Cowley unit is a 53-bed Inpatient service, supporting the needs of working-age adults.

We have 3 wards, we are currently recruiting for Blake Ward15 bed (mixed) ward, have2 full-time posts available.

As a clinical team leader, you will provide robust clinical leadership and deputize for the ward manager in their absence. You will be a source of mental health knowledge and expertise, have vision and resilience to support the ward and your colleagues in keeping the ward environment safe and productive.

The role involves working with patients with acute and chronic mental health challenges, delivering comprehensive psychiatric assessment including risk assessment and risk management plans. There is a great emphasis on physical health care on the unit and staff receive regular training to ensure they are offering up to date interventions and feel confident to carry out care with the patients. The team aim to provide collaborative and individualized patient care in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Good communication skills are essential to deliver effective, high-quality healthcare while ensuring the ward runs effectively, this will include all aspects of people management: safer staffing, staff development, management and clinical supervision, clinical effectiveness underpinned by evidence-based care and key performance indicators and CQC standards. The applicant must be compassionate towards both patients and staff and have an open and honest presence.

You will be required to act as a role model, demonstrating the visions and values of the trust. Provide support to the development of junior staff through supervision and appraisal and ensure that standards of care audited and delivered to a high standard.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient care and can offer a range of learning opportunities to support the development of patient experience and your own knowledge.

There is an opportunity to undertake psychological intervention training in DBT skills, trauma-informed interventions and CBT skills, physical health training adding a range of procedures to your tool kit. We also have unique violence reduction training with the use of safety pods.

As a clinical team lead, you will be supported by a full MDT team, matron and senior matron on the unit.


If you would like to discuss this position further and would like to have an informal visit please contact Kylie Witkowski Senior Matron.


Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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