Clinical Lead

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Job Title: Clinical Lead

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Clinical Lead / Nurse Team Leader

Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018

Salary: Competitive Salary

Hours: Full Time

Job Location: Newcastle upon Tyne , Tyne & Wear


Job Purpose:

The post holder will be the lead Nurse for the area and will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the company provides high quality client focused care within the unit.

The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other team members. He/she will be managerially responsible and accountable for the Daytime management of the clinical area and will ensure the timely provision of care ensuring the supervision, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring a good learning environment for all staff, overseeing the provision of training opportunities within this area and meet the needs of all members of the care team.

The post holder will be innovative in maintaining an environment that is conducive to the delivery and maintenance of a high standard of patient care.


  • Develop and implement the homes philosophy and care models.

  • Manage the unit when on duty with overall continuing clinical responsibility, and lead a team of staff, in order to carry out delivery of care to a complex group of patients.

  • Manage the delegated budget for the unit, working closely with the Registered Manager.

  • Develop the care team, ensuring a learning environment.

  • Ensure the health and safety of all staff, patients and visitors, reporting any incidents, hazards, or defects and taking responsibility to minimise risk.

  • Deploy staff to ensure safe and appropriate nursing care is given at all times. This includes the staff rostering;

  • As Line Manager, take responsibility for Personal Development, Review, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance, recruitment and selection and personal career development. Statutory and mandatory training, delegating as appropriate.

  • Ensure all complaints both formal and informal are dealt with promptly and courteously in accordance with Company policy.

  • Meet regularly with the Registered Manager to monitor clinical care, finance/resources and HR issues, ensuring clear communication pathways;

  • Act as a role model to the nursing team within the designated clinical area. Promoting and demonstrating the standards of care and behaviour expected, promoting professional and courteous culture and ensuring best practice.

Clinical Leadership:

  • Ensure high standards of client care at all times challenging and ensuring others challenge poor practice.

  • Be mindful of dignity, privacy, cultural and religious needs of clients, staff and visitors at all times.

  • Ensure that all patient care is assessed, planned, prioritised and high quality, both physical and psychological delegating to support staff as required.

  • On a daily basis and in accordance with the personalised client care, undertake and record clinical observations and take any appropriate action based on the results. Delegate these tasks as appropriate.

  • Develop relevant skills to the client group after appropriate training and achievement of competencies in line with a personal development plan.

  • As Clinical Team Leader have responsibility for ensuring own and others clinical practice is client-centred and evidence-based, in accordance with the NMC Code.

  • Ensure on arrival to the unit, clients, relatives and other persons are received in a professional manner and act in a courteous and polite manner at all times, thereby ensuring good public relations between patients, public and staff.

  • Using professional judgement and be prepared to intercede and act as client advocate to clarify prescribed plans of care.

  • Ensure the maintenance of records at all times, document all actions and interventions in a clear and honest and timely manner in line with company policy.

  • Store, check and administer drugs in accordance with the Homes medicines management policy and be accountable for the custody of drugs.

  • Maintain a current knowledge of infection prevention and control practices and policies through annual mandatory updates and role specific training.

  • Agree, set and ensure systems are in place to continuously monitor, review and reset clinical standards of care.

  • Ensure the CQC quality standards are achieved and maintained.

  • To act up in the absence of the Registered Manager if required.

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