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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Mental Health Division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.

We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist your main duties will be:

-To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and provide access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health conditions and people with a dementia diagnosis.

-To provide realistic timely or occasionally intensive support to patients within an acute hospital setting.

-To demonstrate active clinical leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Work Practice

To implement and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patients diverse needs, their carers and other professionals.

Ensuring all interventions are evidence based and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records.

Responsible for the team and individual application for safe monitoring, management and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.

To apply the principles on infection prevention and control and to comply with Trust policy, procedure and guidance for the team.

To obtain and interpret physical Healthcare observations acting upon them when required and support the nursing staff around complex cases.

Demonstrate and be responsible for the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation (including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty etc) within a specified area.

To be responsible for the team and individual application of safeguarding responsibilities for children and vulnerable adults in line with Trust policy, procedure and guidance, including making timely child and adult safeguarding referrals as required.

Person Specification



  • Must have NMC registration



  • Must have previous experience working within Liaison Psychiatry
  • Previous experience of working within MHSOP


  • Previous experience of working with Dementia



  • Must have a specialist qualification such as NMP or specific older adult degree
  • Be willing to continue to develop and complete CPD
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD


  • NMP

Role Completion


  • Able to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge
  • Understanding of current legislation
  • An understanding of how a liaison service functions
  • Demonstrate awareness of RRLP KPIs
  • Willingness to provide teaching to acute colleagues
  • A willingness to evolve the CNS role


  • Previous experience of providing training



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good IT and literacy skills
  • Demonstrate the applicant is a team player
  • Ability to work within an MDT
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision and leadership
  • Works within the values of Nottinghamshire Healthcare


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to others

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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