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Clinical Nurse Specialist *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**The permanent posts are eligible for a �3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of �1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of �2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions**

Do you want to be influential in leading and developing a new nursing model for the future?

Do you want a varied role, spanning several care pathways, with a wealth of opportunities?

Do you want to be supported with expert clinical supervision, have access to training opportunities and support to develop your career?

Do you want to work for an organisation that prioritises staff wellbeing and compassionate leadership, including promoting flexible/hybrid working?

If so, we would love to receive your application!

There will be opportunities to work within our new Community Intensive Support Team, an exciting new pathway to reduce inpatient admissions and length of admissions by supporting service users, families and carers in the community towards their stabilisation/recovery whilst remaining in their home environment.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a clinical leader who ensures that the highest standards of evidenced based nursing care are provided.

Main duties of the job

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Adult Community Eating Disorder Service, based within the grounds of Addenbrookes Hospital, but will be required to work across trust with the possibility of clinic work and the added flexibility of home working.

It is a very exciting time to join our services, with plans in place to expand and develop our excellent service into a new model for providing care in the community.

As a key member of our team you will play a vital role in developing services including early intervention, medical monitoring pathways and support and stability pathways for patients with a severe eating disorder.

Previous experience in a leadership position is considered essential for this post and you will be required to work collaboratively and independently within our service.

Developing and improving clinical care form the key elements of this post and you will be required to give expert nursing advice and support to patients, their families/carers, the multidisciplinary team and other healthcare professionals.

Working together with Managers, Consultants and Therapists you will help develop and shape the service. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, working within the unique Adult eating Disorders Team will give you the opportunity to practice a full range of core mental health nursing skills and also to teach, supervise and support colleagues.

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.

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 description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To ensure that a therapeutic milieu is maintained by supporting the nursing team and the therapeutic structure
  • To take a lead role in ensuring that a high standard of multi-disciplinary care planning is in place and to be accountable for the nursing contribution to the process. To ensure that the nursing team provide accurate and high-quality patient records
  • To maintain personal and professional development by providing direct clinical work to individuals and their families with appropriate evidence-based intervention e.g. CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, providing groups and activities in line with the recovery model
  • To participate in research and audit in the clinical field
  • To encourage and develop user and carer involvement
  • To support the Directorate with the investigation process and learning lessons from serious incidents and complaints
  • To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required by the Matron.
  • To take a lead on clinical matters and policy development relating to nursing practice.
  • To provide professional leadership within the specific pathway, working with relevant Team Managers, Matrons and Service Managers for the planning and delivering of nursing practice and wider service delivery.
  • To participate in recruitment and selection process of staff when appropriate.
  • To have good awareness of the Pathway and protocols and Trust policies and protocols within nursing and Nursing Strategy.
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team members.
  • To be part of a senior nurses group for on-going support and development.
  • Working with the Team Managers, ensure nursing staff within the pathway are compliant with NMC regulations.
  • To take a lead on audits within the team and support the development of non-medical prescribing.
  • The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multi- disciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patients/clients and their relatives/carers.
  • Uses knowledge of practice development principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resources
  • Provides assurance of nurses clinical practice and strives to attain the highest standards.
  • Promotes and uses evidence-based approaches to improve practice
  • Critically evaluates and applies research findings pertinent to patient care, team management and outcomes
  • Participates in promoting quality through development of collaborative and innovative approaches to health care delivery.

  • *Please refer to the job description for further information regarding the role and duties *

    Person Specification



    • oAbility to travel across sites
    • oAble to use IT equipment

    Education / Qualifications


    • oRegistered Nurse Mental Health
    • oCompletion of Mentorship Course or intention to complete
    • oEvidence of continuous professional development


    • oLeadership qualification
    • oQualification in evidence based psychological therapy relevant to eating disorders
    • oQSIR Practitioner
    • oPhlebotomy qualification



    • oExperience of working alongside people with complex eating disorders
    • oExperience of supervising staff, clinically
    • oExtensive experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care pathway
    • oExtensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
    • oExperience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
    • oExtensive experience of working within the CPA process
    • oClinical experience of working in inpatient environments
    • oExtensive understanding of clinical governance


    • oExperience of leading nursing staff or teams in practice improvement

    Knowledge & Skills


    • oAdvanced Clinical Skills in the delivery of psychological therapies
    • oAssessment, planning and therapeutic intervention
    • oProvision of specialist nursing advice in relation to care delivery
    • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
    • oExcellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups)
    • oExcellent ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
    • oDevelop own skills and knowledge and impart information to others to facilitate their development
    • oSkills in influencing, empowering, developing and shaping the behaviours of others
    • oIT skills and willingness to embrace and use new technology
    • oAdvanced specialist knowledge of Nursing assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group
    • oKnowledge of NICE guidance and other National guidance relevant to delivery of care and safe nursing practice
    • oExcellent understanding of the NMC Code and its application in practice
    • oKnowledge of MH Act.


    • oAbility to use manual handling techniques
    • oPhysical Skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    S3 - S Block, Addenbrookes Hospital

    Hills Rd



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