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Clinical Team Leader

Job Reference: 378-CK0599

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 DEW OPS - Ward 19 Female - 172203
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

An exciting vacancy opportunity for a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse has arisen on Ward 19, Priestley Unit. We are interested in recruiting a dynamic & experienced Band 6 Mental Health Nurse or an experienced Band 5 Mental Health Nurse who can evidence their knowledge, skills, previous participation & aspiration towards securing a Band 6 role.

Ward 19 provides an inpatient environment for 30 older age patients which is divided into a 15 bedded male ward and a 15 bedded female ward.

Ward 19 aims to provide the highest standard of care in a safe, caring environment, ensuring that care provision is collaborative, holistic and individualised. The ward commits itself to ensuring that care delivery is based on collaborative and continuous assessment of mental and psychological needs, risk reduction, physical, spiritual and social needs. Ward 19 provides services that respect the privacy, dignity, choices and confidentiality of each individual patient, acknowledging their culture, ethnicity, physical ability, gender and religious beliefs.


We aim to help our patients achieve their full potential by working within a multi-professional framework in a friendly environment and with local services and external agencies.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have previous experience and knowledge of working with older people & ideally in an inpatient setting. An understanding of psychiatric illnesses, risk assessment, care planning, the Mental Health Act, de-escalation principles and positive engagement is essential. The candidate will also take a leading role on the ward in terms of role modelling, supporting staff and ensuring high standards of care provision.

In addition to completing providing care, completing assessments, joint care planning and treatment delivery within the team, the successful candidate will demonstrate leadership skills & actively work with the Ward Manager to implement the vision for inpatient care. Actively engage in the audit process, action plans and local audit projects. Show willingness to participate in the service evaluation & acts as a role model in the clinical arena for other staff and must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective clinical supervision of the staff nurses and junior staff on the team.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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