Clinical Specialist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are pleased to advertise a Clinical Specialist post within the York West Community CAMHS Team. These will be posts that support our generic Community CAMHS Teams, the post holder will have a special interest in the delivery of CAMHS pathways.

To support our patients and team we are keen to recruit a further experienced clinician to collectively clinically lead the current clinical work of our treatment teams alongside developing the clinical skills of the service, whilst working alongside the Team Manager and Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement new and innovative ways of delivering evidence based treatments.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a candidate who will:
  • Be passionate about improving the delivery of evidence based treatments for children, young people and their families.
  • Be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.
  • Have a clear interest in the development of the clinical skills of the staff of our CAMHS service.
  • Have skills using interventions such as CBT, DBT , Family therapy or other governed therapies.
  • Have extensive experience working in CAMHS services or have transferable skills.
  • Have significant experience of working with clinicians to achieve service improvement.
  • Have a range of experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.
  • Hold a relevant Professional Registration (RMN, SW, OT etc) and be registered with a governing body.

About us

We have 2 supportive leadership teams and our MDT has a variety of professional backgrounds including Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Social work and OT's. We are passionate about delivering excellent patient care and the staff are at the heart of our journey of change.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key priorities will include:
  • Providing Clinical Leadership through shared case holding, teaching, clinical supervision
  • Working with the Team Manager / SLT to develop and implement a clear plan for the development of clinical skillsanddeveloping a clinical competency framework
  • Holding a small caseload of highly complex cases

Additional contact details - Nicky Everett - Service Manager- 01904 420950 - 07468350845

Person Specification



  • Registration with relevant professional body. (e.g. NMC, GMC, HCPC, Social Work-England)
  • For nursing professions - Recognised Practice Supervisor and /or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent and
  • Trained in providing clinical supervision
  • For other professions - evidence of training in clinical supervision of other staff and able to demonstrate competence in this area of practice in clinical supervision of other staff and/or students/ trainees.
  • All professions - Postgraduate diploma (or above) in a subject relevant to the area of practice.
  • Or in the absence of postgraduate qualification o Willingness to work towards a postgraduate diploma within 2 years and
  • A recognised advanced clinical qualification or Masters level credits e.g., Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy/Post Grad diploma in CBT/British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy /NMP e.g. dysphagia, posture, autism assessment, rebound, social prescribing, sensory processing, Approved Mental Health Professional, Practice Educator (level 3 Independent Prescriber) * Note any other advanced qualification/masters credits not listed here as an example, must be clearly evidenced and listed as \advanced qualification or masters credits - within the individuals application form
  • Substantial clinical experience of working in relevant specialist area in collaboration with service users, families and relevant others or transferable experience of similar settings and willing to gain knowledge within first 12 months.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk (harm to self, others and safeguarding)
  • Substantial experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Involvement in quality improvement activities



  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Experience of application of relevant legislation (i.e., Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act) in practice.

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