Clinical Lead

Job purpose

As a registered nurse with a NMC Registration you have to adhere to your NMC Code of Conduct with regards to Prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust.

To be responsibility for the provision of clinical leadership

To coordinate and oversee clinical activities and the clinical team members, including the Nursing and Specialist Care teams

To ensure compassionate, effective, and efficient delivery of high-quality clinical care for residents.

Focus of the role is on the day to day delivery of excellence in quality care provision, ensuring all clinical governance and compliance targets are met, as well as supporting the Registered Manager and Clinical Deputy Manager.


Core responsibilities

Promote Positive Team Culture and Team Working

  • To provide effective leadership in ensuring that nursing standards and practices is in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Care Quality Commission, Swallowcourt Policies and Local Clinical Regulations
  • To take responsibility for the personal development and education of the nursing and Specialists Teams.
  • To advise all nursing and specialist care staff on clinical matters and provide leadership in demonstrating high standards of holistic care whilst ensuring that best practice is applied.
  • Ensure that the team members are actively encouraged to regularly take part in clinical and care supervisions (either in group or individual or shared learning format). This to inform, implement and cascade knowledge to promote best practice and aid their personal development.
  • To attend Organisational Clinical Meetings and promote cross home working with fellow senior clinicians from other homes.


Communication and Relationship Skills

  • To manage challenging situations in a sensitive way to reduce anxieties and promote effective resolutions.
  • To act as a positive role model for all staff
  • Encouraging meaningful engagement with residents and carers
  • To monitor and facilitate best practise and shared learning sessions.


Clinical Responsibilities

  • To take the lead on Quality Audits with delegation to team members and for taking responsibility for the completions of all actions on a monthly basis.
  • To lead with the Clinical Deputy Manager on all clinical systems and processes within the home.
  • Provide support in the ordering, storing, administration, dispensing and disposal of medications in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Care Quality Commission and the company’s policies and procedures.
  • To undertake initial assessment of potential residents and advising on the admission process, ensuring that risks are identified and managed and care is evidence based.
  • To liaise with residents, families and to liaise with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that the best possible care and outcomes are achieved with our residents. To include formal care reviews.
  • Ensure that the appropriate external agencies are informed at the earliest opportunity when a resident’s needs change and a reassessment is required and to involve family members concerning all aspects of resident care as appropriate.
  • To complete fee and clinical justifications and work with the Clinical Matron on reviewing care fees.
  • To complete clinical investigations and reports as requested by the Registered manager.
  • To be responsible for your own professional self-regulation and abide by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to clinical practices.
  • To assist with the completion of clinical and care competencies from the Swallowcourt Competency Framework.
  • To represent the home on local forums, PCN Meetings and involvement with the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Project.
  • To lead on the implementation of clinical pathways in the home.
  • To be fully aware of agreed emergency procedures and be prepared to take the lead role in acute clinically and non-clinically emergencies.


  • In the absence of the Registered Manager and deputy Manager to maintain operations within the home so that the home is run effectively and efficiently including sharing on-call responsibilities as required.
  • To support the home with emergency shift cover within reason and take part in the On-Call Roster for the home, with other senior staff.
  • Any other duties as reasonably expected.

In line with Health and Safety Policy the job holder is expected to:

  • Take reasonable care of his/her own health, safety and welfare and that of other people who may be affected by his/her actions or omissions.
  • To comply with health and safety law and Health and safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Not to misuse or interfere with, intentionally or recklessly, anything provided in the interests of safety.

The job holder is also expected to:

  • Act in an honest, responsible and respectful manner to others.
  • Be responsible for their own professional conduct & development.
  • Comply everywhere and in all circumstances with the laws and regulations connected with their activities.
  • Comply with our obligations to our key stakeholders.
  • To attend mandatory training as required.


Location Summary

The Poldhu has a warm, welcoming and relaxing environment, with a vibrant community of residents, relatives, staff and friends. Set in 10 acres of grounds overlooking Poldhu Cove on the Lizard in Cornwall, the home has spacious lounges, a beautiful dining room and comfortably decorated bedrooms, with sea views.

Job Description

The Poldhu Care Home
The Poldhu Care Home, Poldhu Road, Mullion, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7JB
Employment Type
Full Time
Rate of Pay / Salary
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