Clinical Nurse Specialist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Are you a Registered Mental health nurse who is interested in Urgent care Crisis services? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to apply for a post within the urgent care Camhs pathway for young people with complex mental health needs.

The Urgent care crisis home treatment team is multidisciplinary including psychiatry, nursing, psychology and community support workers. The post holder will be part of a growing team of clinicians with a special interest and expertise in working with young people, who are presenting with complex mental health needs.

The clinical nurse specialist will also join a thriving team of supportive, committed and skilled professionals of their relevant discipline who are dedicated to changing future outcomes for young people who present to mental health services.

The clinical nurse specialist will work closely with the clinicians in carrying out specialist assessments of young people with complex mental health presentations and provide formulation and recommendations for therapeutic interventions including risk management. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in service development, audit, research and quality improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

The role will give you the chance to learn the clinical and leadership aspects of the Crisis home treatment team; you will work alongside clinicians and build new skills to add to your personal development. It offers experience to support in taking your career to the next level.

The role requires a highly skilled nurse who has exceptional skills in clinical leadership and skills in managing young people in a crisis.

The entire team will work closely on the development, implementation and evaluation of services for young people with urgent and often complex needs and will work collaboratively with multi-agency services and other stakeholders to plan, develop, implement and evaluate services available to people with such complex needs.

The aim of this pathway is to provide stabilization and identify ongoing needs to support recovery and enable young people to achieve and enjoy independent and safe living in the community.

Clinical Supervision will be provided from the Urgent care Lead Nurse.

This post is an excellent opportunity to expand your specialist interest and clinical leadership in this area.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Current professional qualification (RMN, Mental health Nursing)
  • Willingness to undertake further training as required.


  • Management Training
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Post registration training in a treatment modality to diploma/degree standard as a minimum such as CBT.



  • Qualified for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Previous experience in mental health.
  • Experience of inpatient work with adolescents or young adults.
  • Experience of Mental Health work in the community with adults or adolescents.
  • Previous experience of supervising junior staff.


  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Previous experience with urgent / crisis care
  • Experience of research.
  • Experience of working in a home treatment team, day hospital or outreach service.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team.

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