Clinical Lead for Community Lymphoedema

Accelerate CIC


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Job summary

You are a Lymphoedema Specialist. What is your next step? Accelerate is looking for a clinical leader who is ambitious to create change in how lymphoedema is managed, advance national practice and their career in effective management. Are you looking for a team that fires your enthusiasm, is exciting and collaborative, that works within a quality environment that provides time to care and find creative solutions for a very complex group? Is this your new direction for 2021?

Specialist nursing and therapy roles are critical to the successful delivery of care within Accelerate. This Clinical Lead Role is one of several within the organisation, aimed at developing the clinical management and quality team. This role will lever your passion for your speciality and your expert skills in the care and management of complex patients for the delivery of excellent outcomes for your marginalised community. This is a fabulous opportunity to develop your specialism and clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

You will have significant experience of working as a Lymphoedema Specialist or as a clinician working within Long Term Conditions and a keen understanding of the impact that poorly managed oedema has on mobility. The Clinical Lead is considered the expert and will take ownership for operational delivery of the clinical service area together with a population health focus. The post holder will lead their team to deliver excellent clinical care alongside the management of risk and successful deployment of team resources. This role will enable the post holder to take full end to end responsibility for delivery of outcomes and indicators for a defined contractual business area. Clinical and operational delivery are core to this role The post holder is accountable to the Director of Clinical Services for the management of the key performance targets. You will be a high level performer with a driving ambition to find new and exciting ways of showcasing the success of your service.

About us

Accelerate CIC is an award winning community interest company (CIC) delivering community focused wound and lymphoedema services to Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney and across London. As a social enterprise we have greater control of our working environment and team ownership that will benefit patients and staff alike. Our mission remains to make a tangible difference to peoples lives and we are doing this daily, reaching more complex wound lymphoedema patients every year. We are a team full of energy and drive. We can and do bring change! We welcome those who are enthusiastic about developing their expertise with opportunities for advancing as a specialist practitioner locally and nationally. You will be part of a progressive and dynamic multidisciplinary team that supports challenges and inspires change. Come and join this growing team and help us change lives!

Review the Careers Pack for information and benefits. Keen to advance your career? We really are looking for you!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description.

Being an inspirational leader for a team is critical to the success of a service and to this Clinical Lead role. You will bring creative thinking and innovation to complex issues, utilising expert skills, risk management and insight in order to effectively manage a variety of situations borne out of complex psychosocial, medical or organisational need. Knowledge about the health of your population and inherent inequalities should assist your contribution to the development of your service and the mission of Accelerate. The ability to grasp the principles of clinical leadership, understand partnership working across a health economy and demonstrate a solution driven mentality are essentials of this role.

The purpose of the Clinical Lead role in Accelerate is to

1. The provision of confident expert clinical skills and a depth of knowledge of the population, delivered in an insightful, creative and timely manner. Being solution focussed and collaborative with key stakeholders remain key features and need to be demonstrated

2. Taking responsibility for directly managing clinical risk and escalating identified organisational risk to the SLT

3. Act as the representative and Ambassador for Accelerate, ensuring that you are alert to the impact of you and your team on the reputation of Accelerate within the health economy.

4. Ownership of and responsibility for the delivery of the Key Performance Indicators and clinical audits for your service.

5. Working in partnership with business team colleagues to produce quarterly data that speaks to the value your service delivers for defined populations in terms of quality improvement and prevention of harm.

6. Working collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Services to initiate and report on Quality Improvement schemes and audit, searching for additional data that tells the story of your service and team working.

7. Delivering of a service environment that that allows for individualised care, that listens and respond to the needs of patients and their families so that outcomes are improved for the population.

8. Working collaboratively with other members of the business team who are delivering on contract management, defined projects related to your service or financial oversight.

9. Govern the operational framework for your team that ensures good utilisation of resources, providing assurance through evidence of team meetings, caseload review, escalation and team developments. This will demand leading the critique and inquiry of internal and external systems, driving creative team work to effect positive change and service development.

10. Clinical and team leadership through your role model for junior staff, delegation, mentoring and line management. You will encourage the growth of your team through utilising PDP framework, engagement in QIP, Research and Development, delivery of education and publications.

11. The professional delivery of contracted education and contribution to the Accelerate Academy portfolio.

12. Engaging and playing an active role in the opportunities presented via the R&D portfolio

13. Working collaboratively as an operational management team to enhance clinical service management and team working, reporting to the SLT and Director of Clinical Services

14. Evidence of improving services through proactive networking and stakeholder engagement.

15. Contributing to SLTs understanding of the changing NHS and care landscape locally, within our STP and nationally, and Accelerates potential role within this arena.

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse OR Registered Physiotherapist
  • Current NMC qualification or equivalent
  • University degree demonstrating specialist knowledge
  • Lymphoedema course


  • Chronic Oedema Training
  • Teaching and Assessing Course
  • Prescriber



  • Minimum 3 years nursing experience as a Lymphoedema Specialist
  • Community nursing experience
  • Complex leg ulcer related caseload responsibility
  • Expert in compression therapy and theory
  • Experience of working autonomously and service development
  • Experience of Quality Improvement and risk management
  • Experience of teaching in variety of settings
  • Line Management responsibility


  • Publication
  • Delivery of clinical audit
  • Designed training packages
  • Experience of presenting at national conference
  • Multidisciplinary working

Ways of Working


  • Delivery of Clinical Leadership
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring other health professionals
  • Competent with electronic patient record systems
  • Experience of managing conflict within teams and patient delivery

Personal Attributes & Aptitudes


  • Professional behaviour with good customer service skills
  • Evidence of being a reflective practitioner that delivers both insight and personal growth
  • Safe practitioner with attention to detail
  • Organised approach to work, ability to prioritise, good time management
  • Strong communication skills and fluent in English: written and verbal
  • Flexibility in approach to work and understands team working
  • Willingness to learn and implement new ideas: be creative and have the desire to progress with professional development
  • Commitment to facilitating learning in others



  • Holds valid UK work permit
  • Holds current Drivers Licence and willing to use


  • Access to private transport

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.

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

Accelerate CIC


Centenary Wing, St Joseph’s Hospice

Mare Street



E8 4SA

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For help with your application, contact:

Caitriona O'Neill



Date posted

11 June 2021

Pay scheme



£42,000 to £51,000 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number


Job locations

Centenary Wing, St Joseph’s Hospice

Mare Street



E8 4SA

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