Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Clinical Team Leader

Band 6

Main area
Acute Mental Health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 per week
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St Ann's hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 p.a.
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Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





An exciting opportunity to work at St Ann’s Hospital in Poole, Dorset as a Clinical Team Leader on our AAU Seaview/HBPoS.

Seaview/HBPoS has 14 inpatient beds and two place of safety suits  provides a high level of effective and compassionate care to men and women who are experiencing acute crisis. The multi-disciplinary team on Seaview  are friendly, supportive and promote a calm and therapeutic approach , enabling patients to move forwards with their recovery.

The team aim to;

  • Treat patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act using positive engagement, talking therapies (CBT/DBT) and medicines
  • Ensuring patient and their family/carers are at the centre of their recovery journey
  • Engage creatively with patients to co-produce their individual care plans
  • Prioritise both mental and physical health wellness
  • Engaging patients in doing a variety of activities both on the ward and off the ward
  • Help patients get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • Promote freedom of choice and least restrictive practice, in a safe and therapeutic environment

Clinical Team Leaders undertake a dual clinical and leadership role; acting as a deputy for the Ward manager/CSM. They play a key role in the day-to-day management of the ward; are a main point of contact for advice/decisions and will support, supervise and manage staff. They also assist in the delivery of local and nationally required outcomes and will often be given a lead role to manage in their own right.

In return we will offer you:

  • Development opportunities dependent on your interests e.g. nurse prescribing, psychological therapies, physical health training
  • Access to the trusts leadership course to develop your leadership skills.
  • Trust induction and local induction
  • Clinical and management supervision
  • Opportunity to develop our service through quality improvement projects
  • Flexible working
  • Annual leave – up to 33 days plus bank holidays (dependant on NHS service)
  • NHS pension
  • Relocation package
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.


You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

This is a full time post (37.5 hours) and would required to cover all shift patterns (E, L,, LD,N).



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Babu Sivalingam, Ward Manager on 01202 492456  or Natalie Sibley, Team Leader on 01202 492457