We are looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (B7) Duty Lead who enjoys crisis and unplanned work, with extensive experience conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments and managing a clinical caseload to lead the duty team within the Fenland Adult Locality Team.
We value previous experience working with patients in crisis on the wards, CRHTT or FRS because the job requires you to provide effective management of clients in the Adult Locality Team who are presenting in crisis, working closely alongside the key workers and the wider team.Main duties of the job
The job role is to manage and coordinate the Duty Team on a daily basis, oversea the duty referrals inbox and support clinicians with managing and assessing high risk clinical situations.
You will be required to provide effective management of clients who are presenting in crisis in the absence of the key worker or with the agreement of the key worker, including updating crisis plans, attending meetings with other professionals and family members who are supporting the patient during their crisis and leading on any safeguarding issues.
You will be required to work from the team base, alongside other staff working in the duty team, to provide immediate support to admin, team managers and other team members who are engaged with developing or ongoing crises or unplanned work in the team. This post is predominately Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, some flexibility is expected in line with role and responsibility.
Key to this role is the liaison work you will be expected to carry out to promote close links with the inpatient wards, E.D, Psych Liaison services and the CRHTT to improve transitions of care for patients moving between the Adult Locality Team and the crisis pathways. You will participate in regular multi agency meetings within the acute pathways and develop close working relationships with emergency services.About us
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
The Fenland Adult Locality Team is based in Wisbech. We are a rural team and a small team, who put the patient at the heart of everything we do. We are a committed team and who are supportive of everybody and value everyone's background and discipline, which creates a harmonious working environment.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities. To coordinate the duty Team and support clinicians with managing and assessing high risk clinical situations and formulating a risk management plan. This may include episodic periods of supporting clinical staff within the Adult Locality Team and risk assessment and risk management for service users operating within Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with service users deemed as vulnerable adults. To develop close working relationships with the acute service pathways to improve transitions of care for patients moving between the adult locality teams and the crisis services. To develop close working relationships with the emergency services who work with patients under the care of the Adult Locality Team. Demonstrate strong and decisive leadership of the team ensuring appropriate and effective use of resources in the delivery of care. To deliver on-going specialist assessments of adult service users referred to, and under the care of the Adult Locality Team. To develop formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrates information from assessments alongside other team members. To develop and implement plans for treatment, therapeutic intervention and/or management of a clients presentation. This will be done in partnership with the team. To be responsible for implementing a range of interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups. To provide specialist professional advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis, treatment plan and risk management plans. To undertake risk assessment and risk management for service users within the Adult Locality Teams operating within Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with service users deemed as vulnerable adults. Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationEssential
- Registered Nurse Mental Health qualification
- NMC registered
- Completion of mentorship qualification or intention to complete
- Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or intention to complete
- Qualification in a Therapy eg. CBT, DBT
- Management or Leadership Qualification
- Qualification in teaching / train the trainer course
- Post registration training in risk management
- Experience of working as a Senior practitioner with clients with a diagnosis of Psychosis and Affective Disorder
- Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team
- Experience of supervising staff
- Experience & evidence of recruiting, managing and training staff
- Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessment and managing a clinical caseload working within the CPA process
Knowledge & UnderstandingEssential
- Lived experience of mental health
- Experience of working within a Crisis service
- Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups - Care Pathway Teams, independent sector agencies
- Good understanding of the Mental Health Act
- Knowledge of acute and chronic risk
- Good Knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- IT qualification
- Ability to develop and lead new initiatives within the clinical care environment
- Travel between operational bases
- Able to demonstrate ability to work with clients who are presenting in crisis
- Ability to work with and tolerate high levels of distress in others
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Core hours Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 (some flexibility, commensurate to post)
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation TrustAddress
North Cambs Hospital Site
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