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Consultant Nurse Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health (S-CAMHS)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£68,070 to £78,433 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

BCUHB are delighted to invite applications to be part of a dynamic, progressive & transformational S-CAMHS. This is a fantastic career & lifestyle opportunity to work in stunning N Wales & experience the many benefits of rural life.

We are seeking to strengthen & drive S-CAMHS clinical leadership to shape models of care, support & service delivery for the next 5 years & beyond. As part of this approach & to further enhance senior leadership, we are looking to appoint a Consultant Nurse & are seeking an exceptional individual to join us on our journey.

The Consultant Nurse will be responsible for leading & developing service user-focused, evidenced based practice & for setting, maintaining, & developing professional standards for nursing across S-CAMHS. They will develop educational & research programmes to support clinical practice & demonstrate an attitude that respects & values service users', their carers & empowering individuals to optimise their mental & physical health. The Consultant Nurse will embrace the core values of the organisation, tackle inequalities & adopt the principles of recovery. They will provide consultation & advice on strategic & operational planning & support the development of quality assurance frameworks for integrated governance.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint highly skilled, knowledgeable, & enthusiastic innovators. The role will cover the delivery of person centred care across a range of services, with emphasis given to Tier 4. As we progress our service improvement program we see this post as central to transform the way we provide support & treatment for CYP & families. Furthermore, the role of facilitating learning for others will be pivotal & the post holder will be part of the developing S-CAMHS Academy of Learning.


Please refer to the job description for a full and comprehensive depiction of the Consultant Nurse roles and responsibilities.

The Consultant Nurse will demonstrate expert advanced practice, take a lead on aspects of Strategic Service Development, provide Leadership and Consultancy to S-CAMHS, support Education, Training and Development alongside leading and partaking in Research and Evaluation.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Registered clinical qualification at degree level e.g. Nursing degree.
  • Masters Degree
  • Extensive relevant experience at senior level
  • Post-graduate management qualification
  • Leadership training with proven ability to lead and build effective teams
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge disseminated to others in various forums (e.g. teaching seminars; individual & group supervision; lectures, nursing development forums; provide to National conferences). Deliver Master Level accredited specialist training in the field of nursing and Therapeutic Psychological Interventions
  • Approved Clinician (AC) or willing to work towards


  • PHD
  • Teaching/assessing qualification
  • A strong published research portfolio
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber



  • Evidence of creating and sustaining positive relationships with senior medical, nursing and managerial staff
  • Track record of significant continuous professional and management development
  • Experience of managing complex change
  • Successful project management
  • Workforce planning / role redesign
  • Experience of NHS line management, service delivery and systems of change
  • Ability to liaise with wide range of partners, including patients and public, Welsh Government Record of innovation in clinical practice or service delivery
  • Experience of quality improvement techniques & system change
  • Experience of strategic thinking and planning
  • Evidence of developing research proposals and engaging in national research projects
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams, by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working
  • Experience of sound financial Management skills

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Clear leadership skills and an ability to deliver within a transformational style
  • Influencing and team building skills
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of databases, spreadsheets Presentation skills to include communicating complex and sensitive information to large groups
  • Multi-professional problem solving in teams
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with all professional disciplines
  • Ability to analyse complex clinical issues/problems, identify necessary action and make recommendations and follow these through
  • Ability to provide formal teaching development to staff/colleagues
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of learning activities and identifies how it could be improved
  • Proven ability in the formation and drafting of local, regional and national policy/strategy
  • Ability to work across boundaries and with other statutory and third sector organisations to produce more effective and innovative services
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement solutions to address them
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs.
  • Sound knowledge of NHS Wales and the political environment
  • Sound knowledge of policy developments and challenges facing NHS over next 5-10 years
  • Thorough understanding of working with complex policy and diverse interest groups
  • Knowledge of change management processes


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Additional demonstrable qualities that may be beneficial to the role, e.g. care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment



  • Ability to develop and lead teams
  • Ability to build consensus through persuasion and influence
  • Results orientated Innovator
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with good listening skills
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Managing quality improvement development programmes within a multi-professional environment
  • Expert knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques
  • Able to set and monitor standards of care that ensure this is delivered to an exceptional standard

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