Clinical Team Lead

Coleridge Medical Centre


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Job summary

We feel privileged to be able to offer an exciting new role within Coleridge Medical Centre!

We are looking for a dedicated and driven individual to take on the role of Clinical Team Lead.

The successful candidate will support and manage clinical activity within the nursing team and act as clinical advisor to the practice management team, among other duties.

This post will be for 8 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Team Lead will be responsible for the clinical management of the practice nursing team, consisting of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Practice Nurses, HCAs and Phlebotomists.

Working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, the post holder will ensure nursing services are delivered effectively to the entitled patient population. The Clinical Team Lead will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as infection prevention and control, health promotion, chronic disease management, health prevention, health care checks, as well as supporting the practice management team in the reviewing and delivery of clinical policy and procedure.

About us

Coleridge Medical Centre - A Healthy Practice.


We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.


APPROACHABILITY - Communicative, adaptive and approachable

TEAMWORK - We all have our part to play in making ourselves and our communities healthier

COMMUNICATION - Honest and direct communication and feedback

RESPECT - We appreciate the contributions, views and interests of others, and treat all with dignity

Ottery St Mary is a market town on the eastern fringes of Exeter and is easily accessible from the A30. Our premises are fully accessible and purpose built with good staff facilities and off site car parking close by.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of Clinical Team Lead. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • Support and manage clinical activity within the nursing team
  • Assist in the development of, review and update of all clinical policy and clinical services
  • Clinical advisor to the practice management team
  • Assist in the clinical management within the QOF and CQC domains to include providing clinical input to the management of risk, governance, quality assurance and audit
  • Functional management and motivation of the nursing team
  • Optimise efficiency within the nursing team
  • Help to ensure the practice achieves its objectives in a safe and effective working environment
  • Innovate new ways of working and lead the team in promoting the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda, quality and collaborative working, service delivery, learning and development
  • Support the practice to comply with CQC, Infection Control, Health and Safety and other mandatory and legislative requirements
  • Support the management team with recruitment and retention of clinical staff
  • Consult with the management team on HR and personnel matters affecting the nursing team, including review of job descriptions, changes to roles and responsibilities
  • Help to implement and embed an effective nurse appraisal process
  • Advise on the procurement of clinical equipment, supplies and services
  • Support the management of all complaints where clinical input is required and where nurse team are involved
  • Ensure the nursing team have the appropriate level of training to enable them to carry out their individual roles and responsibilities effectively

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge and Skills


  • Understands competencies and skills framework for registered
  • nurses and HCAs
  • Understands appraisal and revalidation process for registered
  • nurses
  • Understands the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Knowledge of local public health issues
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Understands the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Ability to lead audit programmes
  • Understanding of infection prevention and control measures
  • Excellent communication skills (presenting, written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Effective time management (planning & organising)
  • Ability to network and build relationships
  • Ability to motivate and train clinical staff
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to develop, implement & embed policy and procedure
  • Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
  • Experience with clinical risk management
  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Forward thinker with a solutions focused approach
  • Ability to use initiative and judgement
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand others needs
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Meet the requirements and produce evidence for nurse revalidation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of nurse


  • Understands and has experience of the use of primary care IT
  • systems and add on software such as Ardens and AccuRX
  • An awareness and experience of novel types of clinical
  • consultation to include electronic, telephone, video and group
  • consulting and an interest in developing these with clinicians
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
  • Understands and has awareness of the types of core and
  • enhanced services for which primary care is commissioned and the likely policies and clinical governance which will be
  • required to safely support their provision
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker and negotiator
  • System One & add on software user skills
  • Flexibility to work outside of core hours



  • Experience working with the general public
  • Experience working in a primary care environment
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of performance management, including appraisal
  • and clinical supervision
  • Experience of chronic disease management
  • Experience of working autonomously


  • Experience of supervising multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing
  • projects
  • Experience of workforce planning and development
  • Relevant knowledge of regulatory legislative and contractual
  • requirements for Primary Care and Primary Care Networks
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures
  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives i.e. benchmarking



  • Registered Nurse


  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease management)
  • Leadership and/or business management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Mentor or teaching qualification
  • Family planning qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Coleridge Medical Centre


Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Rochelle Van Cady


Date posted

23 August 2021

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Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

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