We are looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (B7) 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 our Adult Locality team. We value previous experience working with patients in crisis on the wards, CRHTT or FRS, as 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.
The ideal candidates will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.
If you are looking for a challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of an exciting new work stream, within a locality team, striving to improve services for people with mental health challenges, we want to hear from you.Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide inspirational specialist nursing leadership within the service whilst also maintaining a level of clinical input to include specialist nursing assessments and delivery of interventions. To promote an effective ethos across the service, working closely with the Team and Service Manager participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the service and support and implement changes to practice.
This job role is to manage and coordinate the duty Team on a daily basis. You will be required to provide effective management of clients who are presenting in crisis.
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 ( e.g police services, ambulance services).About us
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 a developing or ongoing crisis.
- To liaise with and 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 acute pathways.
- To Participate in regular multi agency meetings within the acute pathways
- To liaise with and promote close working relations with other organizations who work with ALT patients in crisis ( e.g police services, ambulance services, GPs)
- Undertake operational duties when needed (for example, rostering, leave management, peer supervision, investigation) as delegated by the Team/Service Manager to ensure the service operates on a day-to-day basis.
This post is predominately Monday Friday 9am 5pm, some flexibility is expected in line with role and responsibility.Person SpecificationEducation / QualificationsEssential
- Degree or equivalent professional qualifications/experience.
- Registered Nurse Mental health qualification
- Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or intention to complete.
Knowledge & UnderstandingEssential
- Management or Leadership Qualification.
- Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders.
- Ability to contribute to service development and strong ability to innovate and manage change.
- Ability to develop and lead new initiatives within the clinical care environment.
- Travel between operational bases.
- Experience of providing clinical leadership
- Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessment and managing a clinical caseload working within the CPA process.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups - Care Pathway Teams, independent sector agencies
- Experience of developing user and carer involvement strategies in service evaluation, development and the recovery process.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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