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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The North Cumbria Childrens ADHD Service is looking for a blue sky thinking clinical nurse Specialist to join the team.

The successful candidate will offer specialist practice' within the service for up to 80% of the post. Provide professional leadership and advice, including clinical supervision to the team.Take part in service developments within the CBU pathways.Education, training and development of staff, and a range of other agencies, statutory and non-statutory in conjunction with the Nurse Consultant. With formal academic links established.

Undertake audit and related activities in aspects of clinical practice, therapeutic intervention and service evaluation involving service users and their families.

Contribute to the strategic development of the nursing strategy for CNTW Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will contribute to the strategic direction for the development of nursing practice within the designated Clinical Business Unit. Will take the lead in extending boundaries and creating frameworks for the enhancement of nursing within their speciality. The post holder will continue to strive towards excellence in nursing care and communicate this excellence to colleagues both within the organisation and externally. The post holder will work with the Nurse Consultant on nursing developments within this specialist area of practice.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will offer clinical and specialist professional input across the designated pathway within the CBU. It is envisaged that the post holder will have close links and develop consistencies in practice with equivalent Clinical Nurse Specialists across the locality group and the trust.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 23rd May 2023

Closing date : 6th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse. Recognized teaching qualification. Postgraduate qualification at Masters level or equivalent. Evidence of continuous professional development. Evidence of experience in therapeutic interventions relevant to working with enduring mental health problems i.e. PSI, CBT, Family Interventions, Group Work Advanced level therapeutic training in one of the above modalities


  • additional qualifications



  • Experience of working therapeutically with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems requiring rehabilitation and recovery. Have been involved in service development changes. Awareness of the evolving healthcare agenda and the implications for nursing. Experience of audit and related activities. Evidence of facilitating quality improvement in practice. Knowledge of clinical governance issues. Experience of training and education.


  • additional



  • Leadership skills. Ability to work across professional and organizational boundaries internally and externally. Interpersonal skills. Ability to put strategy into action. Excellent communication skills Prioritization of complex workload.


  • additional

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab) .

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

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Carleton Clinic

Cumwhinton Drive



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