Clinical Lead Registered Nurse

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Tuesday, 1st Dec 2020

Salary: £19.05 per hour/£39,624.00
Hours per Week 40
Weeks 52 weeks
Annual leave 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for term-time only)
Contract Permanent
DBS Enhanced with child and adult barring

Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download

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Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

We are now looking to recruit a Clinical Lead Registered Nurse to  lead and work as part of the clinical team.

Our Clinical team are Clinical Lead, RGN, Senior Health Care Assistant and Health Care Assistants who work with our trained care teams to provide a high standard of medical and interventions for our students.

Job Summary:

The clinical lead nurse will fulfil the role and responsibilities as the senior nurse with strategic responsibility for leading and managing all clinical services within college.

Ensuring compliance in relation to the statutory duties for the college in relation to CQC fundamental standards of care under the TDDI regulation and for the college systems and processes for serious incidents/adverse incidents, duty of candour and organisational learning.

The clinical lead will work with colleagues to ensure that:

A culture is developed that ensures the voice of students, carers and staff are heard and the interests of students and the community remain at the heart of discussions and decision making.

Contribute to strategic development of college

The college provides the highest possible quality services with a view to securing the best possible outcomes for students and service users with a consistent focus on quality, integration and innovation.

Clinical systems are developed that are based upon best practice following local, national and international guidelines.

Budget setting and management

The strategic management of the assessment process

Key responsibilities will include:

Lead and develop the clinical provision at Henshaws College ensuring the complex nature of the service is safe and effective at all times.

Management and supervision of the clinical team including healthcare assistants and registered nurses.

The clinical lead will play a vital role in supporting and developing strong partnerships and working with key stakeholders in the health and social care economy. They are expected to actively participate in the health and social care agenda and support the development and delivery of the best possible health outcomes.

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience in leading a clinical service and being held accountable for the delivery of the service

Extensive experience of undertaking clinical audits and quality assurance to ensure that the service is operating according to all relevant policy, strategy or regulation

A Registered Nurse with a current NMC PIN Number

Closing date Tuesday 1st December 2020 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888


Application Form (Mobile Friendly)

  • Section A

  • Employment

  • Your Work Experience

    Please complete details of your current and previous employment as requested below: • list the employment in chronological order, most recent first. • Please include your full work history from time of leaving school/college/university. • Include any posts that were undertaken on a voluntary basis.
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  • Section B

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  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
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    Due to the services offered by Henshaws, you may be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB). Please refer to the job description for details of how this applies to the role you are applying for. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are "protected" and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
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