Clinical Practice Leader - Female Personality Disorder Intensive Support (RMN)
Ref: CYG12333

  • Location
  • Cygnet Beckton, 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, London, E6 6ZB
  • Salary
  • £19 per hour + Enhancements + Location Allowance
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 22/01/2021
  • Clinical Practice Leader – Female Personality Disorder Intensive Support (RMN)

    Up to £19 per hour + enhancements + £4,000 location allowance

    London, E6 6ZB

    20 December 2020


    We are looking for a confident Clinical Practice Leader who can inspire, support and oversee the delivery of the very best care within our Complex Personality Disorder service for women with complex mental health needs, Upping Ward. This is a unique opportunity to lead within a dynamic and forward thinking team, while developing skills with a range of psychosocial interventions and enhancing your overall career pathway. Working within a specialist multi-disciplinary team, and experiencing continuous training and support, you will be responsible for delivering the best possible care while experiencing excellent career progression.


    Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a specialist service for women, situated in the East End of London. We provide a comprehensive service across four specialist wards; PICU, Tier 4 Personality Disorder, Learning Disorder and Complex Personality Disorder for women with complex mental health needs. The Hospital was inspected by the CQC less than one year ago and has with a “Good” overall CQC rating. This is a forward-thinking hospital with a drive for innovation and creativity; we are looking for staff who share our passion for new ideas and are willing to drive for sustained high quality care delivery as part of a supportive team.


    Upping Ward is our brand new, 15 bed, Intensive Support Service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs. The service aims to meet the needs of service users who experience difficulties engaging in therapeutic programmes, or who may have previously had inappropriate placements. The ethos of the ward is provision of service in a safe and less restrictive setting and offers a broad range of therapeutic approaches.


    Your Day-to-Day…

    • Assist the hospital through clinical practice development and quality improvement
    • Have a lead responsibility in undertaking regular audits of care through monitoring and analysis of documentation, assessment and observation of the lived experience of patients
    • Work with the Clinical Service Manager to deliver targeted intervention where themes, trends and lessons learnt indicate a need for skills development
    • Work within services focusing on the development of nursing practice, through clinical leadership, coaching and mentoring
    • Be responsible for a planned programme of support across your area of focus as determined by the annual plan for Quality and Compliance
    • Attend all training and engage in CPD to further knowledge & promote nursing
    • Under NMC guidelines, ensure that individual care plans are complete & maintained collectively with residents, relatives and other healthcare professionals
    • Administer prescribed medicines with Healthcare procedure and Healthcare Commission guidelines


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • £19 per hour + Enhancements + £4,000 Location Allowance

    Enhancement rates:

    Plus 10% Weekday Nights

    Plus 20% Weekend Days

    Plus 30% Weekend Nights

    Plus 66% Bank Holidays

    • Full time contract of 38.5 hours per week
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • Free parking
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Plus many more
    • You will have…


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…


    • Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with a current Pin Number (at least 2 years’ post qualification experience).
    • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
    • Well informed of the Mental Health Act 1983 & have an understanding of latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
    • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence



    • The ability to deputise in a clinical lead role
    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment
    • Ward specific experience e.g. Personality Disorders
  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a smoke free gender specific hospital for women with complex mental health needs. We accept emergency and planned, pre-assessed admissions. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach, to help service users return home as quickly as possible.

    Situated in the East End of London, the hospital has four different specialist wards including mental health with learning disability, personality disorder, PICU and low secure.

    The overall ambience of the hospital is welcoming. The team take great pride in providing the best possible therapeutic environment in conjunction with the service users.


    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.

  • Job Description
  • Clinical_Practice_Leader_JD_Upping_February_2020_002__1_.doc

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