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Clinical Specialist- Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be able to advertise a Clinical Nurse Specialist post within the York West CAMHS Team. The successful post holder will work alongside other clinical specialists within the York West Team . The successful post holder will work in generic Community CAMHS in York at Orca house.

We are passionate about patient care and delivery and staff wellbeing and want to continue to expand. The successful applicant will be a Registered Nurse with considerable community experience.We are keen to recruit a passionate motivated and experienced Clinician to 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.

Additionally you would be responsible for the clinical supervision of Senior Staff within the team.

Main duties of the job

To be the professional lead for nurses in the designated specialty, leading on professional development and ensuring the delivery of robust evidence based practice.

To participate in the establishment of systems assisting the Team Manager in the development of clinical practice, to ensure that the developments are embedded within the team and are sustainable.

To ensure high professional standards of nursing practice in accordance with the NMC code of Conduct, with professional accountability to the Nursing and Governance Directorate.

To lead the planning, implementation and participation in training and educational activities relevant to Practice Development for nurses in the designated specialty.

To support the ward or team manager and other senior clinical staff in establishing and maintaining high standards and continual improvement within the established governance framework.

To undertake ongoing audit of care and service delivery, underpinned by research and evidence-based practice. Undertakes research as part of the role.

To coordinate and deliver clinical supervision to support all nursing staff within the area of responsibility.

To provide nurse led diagnosis and treatment planning.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

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 caseload of highly complex cases

Additional contact details - Nicky Everett - Service Manager- 07468350845

Person Specification



  • RMN / RNLD/ (CAMHS Only) RSCN, current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council and
  • Postgraduate diploma in a subject relevant to the area of practice Or in the absence of postgraduate o Willingness to work towards a post grad diploma within 2 years, And the following
  • A recognised qualification in a governed therapy/advanced clinical qualification e.g Family Therapy/CBT/DBT/NMP
  • Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor or currently in progress of achieving.
  • Significant experience working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field.
  • Significant experience working with patients who display risk behaviours



  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in community mental health services
  • Working with people with a range of mental health / wellbeing needs
  • Experience of operationally managing services


  • Experience of working with looked after children
  • Experience of working within education settings
  • Experience of developing services
  • Research and/or audit experience



  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector and have the ability to work in partnership with other
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of safety factors in the management of self-harming behaviours and safeguarding issues and have the skills to be able to apply knowledge appropriately with complex
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of current legislation including the Children Act 1989, 2004, the Human Rights Act 1998' safeguarding of children and adults,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of models of behavioural and mental disorder including the contribution of social, physical and development factors, the social perspective on mental disorder, the implications of mental disorder and treatments for clients, their relatives and carers.
  • Ability to apply therapeutic skills with young people with complex needs.
  • Ability to provide supervision to less experienced colleagues.


  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of recent Government initiatives and understanding of how to apply these in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Orca House

Orca House, Link Roard Ct, York YO10 3JB


YO10 3JB

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