Position title
Clinical Lead (Mental Health)

Osa Healthcare Recruitment is supporting our client to recruit a Mental Health Nurse Clinical Lead

Our client is a group of organisations working together to provide specialist rehabilitation, recovery and accommodation services in the southwest of England.

They specialise in providing community-based solutions to people with complex unmet needs that are transitioning out of psychiatric hospital or are at risk of readmission.

They have divisions dedicated to working with people who have been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, learning difficulties, enduring acute mental health disorders or have forensic histories.

They are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Clinical Lead to oversee the clinical day to day operations of their new 13-bed step through rehabilitative facility in South Gloucestershire. Their service is for adult males aged 18-65 with a primary diagnosis of mental health illness transitioning out of psychiatric hospital. They operate on the core philosophy of promoting independence, health and social recovery, through the utilisation of bespoke rehabilitative support planning, innovative support delivery and nationally recognised risk management processes.

Role Overview

As the Clinical Lead, you will be expected to provide support, guidance and leadership to an innovative and compassionate clinical team. You will be expected to work in partnership with the therapeutic team to deliver a recovery focused clinical and therapeutic offering to male adults (aged 18-65) experiencing complex mental health difficulties using a wide range of bespoke care planning and risk management strategies.

Your team will be comprised of both nursing and front-line support staff and you will be expected to lead and continuously develop the clinical offering ensuring that the service’s values and visions are encapsulated and embedded into clinical practice and that person centred planning is integral to the clinical offering.

Position Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to lead and continuously develop the clinical offering and staff team working in partnership with the therapeutic team to deliver a flexible, innovative, recovery focused service using bespoke care planning and risk management strategies enabling service users to achieve recovery, wellbeing and independence in a safe and supportive environment.

Role Context

The service is dedicated to operating a sustainable organisation that delivers a flexible, outcomes driven, rehabilitative service that enables people to achieve recovery, wellbeing, and independence within a safe, supportive, and vibrant community.

About you

Are you able to demonstrate sharing our values of ensuring Person-Centred Practice and individual service design is at the heart of everything that we do?

Do you have experience of supporting this extremely diverse group of people, and delivery of individualised and tailored support they require, which is enhanced by the community discharge and rehabilitation pathway.

Do you feel you can develop a supportive environment to enable people to grow and develop?

Can you inspire the people we support and your team to be ambitious and embrace new opportunities?

Are you loyal, are you able to put the needs of very complex people first?

Do you value unique ideas and ways of working, do you support innovative practices?

Can you work in and continue to develop open working environments and foster inclusive working cultures?

Can you bring energy, positivity and an engaging mind-set to work?

Are you passionate about enabling people to have a meaningful life, to have new experiences or even develop new skills?

Do you have the level of drive, determination and commitment required to engage in the development of the service from its inception in partnership with the Registered Manager and Senior Management team?

The Role Requirements

To lead, support and delegate the roles and responsibilities of the Nursing team within the service

To have a clear understanding of policies and procedures, as well as legislation and guidance related to clinical practice and governance including CQC Regulations

Able to demonstrate skills, attributes and knowledge in line with the NHS Clinical Leadership Competency Framework

Ability to lead meetings, bringing together service users, carers and wider health teams and take an active role in cross agency working

To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager

Have an appropriate clinical registration or qualification in a relevant field

Be able to undertake appraisal of more junior clinical colleagues

Ability to develop positive behavioural support strategies and solutions enabling service users achieve their pathways to independence that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion

Able to analyse risk and implement strategies for its minimisation within a positive risk framework

Able to work collaboratively as part of the MDT both internally and with external stakeholders in an open and inclusive way

Have a robust knowledge of Safeguarding protocols, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOL's)

Able to analyse effectiveness and quality and make recommendations for improvements where this is identified as required

Proven track record of policy implementation and review

Strong administrative skills and outstanding record keeping

Knowledge of local services and resources to develop cross agency working and collaboration

Ability to deliver high quality rehabilitative support solutions

Able to work on own initiative and have good problem-solving capabilities as well as strong communication and observational skills

Experience of developing clinical practice

Experience of policy review and formulation

Experiencing of managing change within a clinical setting

Experience of coaching, mentoring and developing staff

A positive and inclusive approach to life

Be resilient and able to cope with challenging situations

Able to balance own plans and priorities with those of the service and other members of the team

Must be honest, innovative, organised, flexible, driven and resilient

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS application

Able to undertake evening and weekend work, as well as core hours when necessary

A driver or cyclist and have access to transport.

Willingness to travel and work within our Bristol based Head Office when required and appropriate


Excellent salary that is tailored to your individual qualifications, skills and experience

Enrolment with Perkbox to receive discounted products and services including access to Perkbox Medical offering online access to GP Practitioners

Enrolment with Litmos Hero’s- online training platform offering hundreds of online courses

Generous pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Employment Type
Job Location
Falfield, South Gloucestershire
Base Salary
£38000-£40000 Per year
Date posted
February 19, 2021
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