Clinical Nurse Lead

North East England / Tyne and Wear / Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
09 Jul 2014
06 Aug 2014
Nursing Field
Care Home, Hospital
Care Manager
Job Type

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, motivated and dynamic Clinical Nurse Lead (RMN qualified), with a proven track record, to help the Home Manager in the running of our Care Home situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Cragston Court has 20 en-suite bedrooms and offers specialist care to adults who have been living with long term mental health issues for many years. The team works with the Service Users to develop individualised recovery plans, set goals and use tools such as the Recovery Star to help them track progress.

As the Clinical Nurse Lead you will support the Home Manager in managing aspects of the Home's operations, delivering high quality care to service users in accordance with company standards and in compliance with regulatory and statutory obligations. You will provide professional leadership and expertise in the delivery of Recovery focused services to the nursing and care staff as well as support the development and delivery of consistently high quality clinical and care services for service users with complex health and social care needs.

Responsible To

Home Manager

Key Responsibilities

• Monitor delivery of Recovery focused interventions which include the provision of Recovery based activity and the exploration of Education and Employment opportunities ensuring high standards are maintained. • Provide leadership and support for clinical and care staff and act as a champion for residents safety and dignity. • To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available. • Develop monitoring and reporting systems which promote the delivery of safe, effective and high quality services. • Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used by staff. • Act as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice.

Skills & Experience

• Extensive experience of care delivery within the Care Unit environment • Experience of managing staff • Experience in meeting regulatory requirements • Knowledge of evidence based practice and audit techniques • Excellent organisational and leadership skills • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal • Good analytical and judgement skills • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines • Ability to maintain and enhance effective working relationships • Ability to contribute to, monitor and implement changes and improvements to services • Able to set and audit standards • Ability to plan allocate and evaluate own work • IT literate


• NMC Registered Nurse • Evidence of personal and professional development • Degree or post graduate diploma (desirable)

Additional Information

• Ability to be flexible with regard to working hours • Builds effective and credible relationships both internally and externally • Works collaboratively with others sharing ideas and information at all times • Has the ability to delegate stretching responsibilities to develop people • Effectively builds trust with a consistent approach between actions and words • Has the ability to raise standards through innovation and new ideas • Will take responsibility for issues and resolve them. • Able to cope in difficult situations with tact and diplomacy • Ability to build rapport and positively influence others • Ability to inspire professionalism • Strong results orientation