Clinical Development Lead

The unit-based Clinical Development Lead will work collaboratively with the Deputy Manager and Clinical Lead to develop and deliver effective high quality, evidence based and person-centred education, training and supervision for the clinical team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities


  • Support and inspire clinical team to provide high quality care to residents and to implement evidenced based practice.
  • Work alongside the clinical team to integrate education and practice development, thus enhancing the quality of care.
  • Contribute towards the provision of safe and effective care to all residents, ensuring person centred care is provided.
  • Introduce and maintain individual development plans for all clinical staff.
  • Support the Clinical Lead, and clinical team, to ensure that individualised care and rehabilitation programmes are agreed for designated residents and that all programmes are evaluated regularly in accordance with The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social care Act 2008
  • Be a visible presence in the clinical setting to act as a point of contact for staff, providing support, advice and guidance.
  • Work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with all members of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring that good communication is upheld.
  • Act as a change agent in the furtherance of implementing best practice
  • Be a positive role model to all members of the clinical team, working alongside them to develop and engage in best practice.
  • Provide senior clinical knowledge and support for the completion of clinical competencies, ensuring these are signed off within the required timeframe.
  • Develop and monitor induction plans for all new registered nurses joining the Organisation.
  • Support the Deputy Manager and Clinical Lead in developing and monitoring nursing standards to ensure best clinical practice is in place throughout the Home.
  • Provide clinical supervision for the clinical team.
  • Facilitate, deliver and evaluate a range of suitable training programmes for the clinical team to ensure that this group acquire appropriate knowledge and skills, including mandatory training.
  • Assist in any research and clinical audit programmes as may be required.

Management Responsibilities

  • Comply with the Supervision and Performance & Development Review policy, ensuring that regular Supervision, Performance & Development reviews are carried out for the clinical team liaising with HR where required.
  • Ensure that safe clinical practices are maintained within the clinical units and that trained nursing staff are working within professional, contractual and legislative guidelines.
  • Work alongside the clinical team to encourage and enable improved resident care. Create and maintain positive working relationships within the clinical team.
  • Establish an environment that promotes teamwork and continuum of care.
  • Ensure that all nursing records are maintained in accordance with agreed standards and the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Record Keeping Guidance.
  • Ensure that all regulations are upheld, particularly with respect to The Care Act 2014, and relevant sections of The Health & Social Care Act 2008, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns to the Clinical Lead, Deputy Manager and/or Registered Manager immediately. Champion the need for vigilance around safeguarding to all colleagues and be a role model for all staff in promoting an environment where concerns can be raised in a safe supportive confidential manner.
  • Participate in quarterly Clinical Governance meetings to support the review of clinical standards and identification of areas for on-going development.
  • Ensure complaints are handled in accordance with the Trust’s Complaints Policy & Procedure and following Duty of Candour guidelines.
  • Identify and celebrate good practice and share with the wider service.
  • Contribute to relevant quality improvement including data collection, supporting change in clinical practice, evaluating clinical outcomes and writing reports.

Education and Training

  • Work with the Deputy Manager, Clinical Lead and HR Department in maintaining a learning environment and leading on the teaching and education of clinical team.
  • Contribute to the design and development of the induction programme for the clinical team.
  • Develop and maintain an effective mentorship/preceptorship platform in place for all clinical staff.
  • Establish external training links and opportunities for hosting external speakers and specialists at facilitated days and events.
  • Promote and facilitate nursing and physiotherapy students at The Chaseley Trust.

Professional Development

  • Maintain an active NMC PIN.
  • Keep up to date with Revalidation requirements, identifying own learning needs and accessing training when required
  • Ensure your own clinical competencies are maintained.
  • Keep abreast of developments within the Trust and with other developments locally and nationally regarding health care matters.
Job Title: 

Clinical Development Lead

Responsible To: 

Deputy Manager


40 hours per week


£24 per hour

Closing Date: 

* subject to qualifications and experience.