We have an exciting opportunity to recruit people to the posts of Clinical Nurse Specialist within our Children, Families and Young People service in Suffolk (we have vacancies in both East and West Teams in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds). The post holders will work within the Youth/Young Adult service age 16-25yrs. This is an opportunity for you to provide individual/group therapies for emotional and psychological difficulties, emerging mental health needs and early intervention and evidence-based care.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist role will also play a key part supporting the comprehensive CFYP transformation in Suffolk. This is an exciting opportunity to drive change and develop your leadership and change management skills. People participation, co-production, and collaboration with the VCSE are fundamental to our service model, to ensure development, maintenance, and systematic provision of a high-quality specialist service in line with NICE guidance, QED standards, National and Local priorities.Main duties of the job
We would welcome applicants with clinical knowledge and experience of working within a CAMHS team or within mental health services. We are looking for someone who can provide think and work creatively with individuals and their carers with excellent and varied communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. You will be able to work independently, carry out comprehensive assessments and plan, implement and evaluate delivery of nursing interventions as part of the holistic approach.
The post holders will undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care with appropriate supervision, ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multiagency environment. Work within a multidisciplinary environment participating in caseload management, assessment, care planning and provision of interventions. Utilising knowledge and experience to support and advise students and other health care professionals.About us
NSFT is engaged in a process of significant and exciting change with a new Suffolk-wide care group for Children, Young People and Families. Recent CQC inspection has shown improvements in the services which we plan to build on as we transform the eating disorder service following the recent investment from NHSE and the CCG.
We have a new leadership structure and are engaged with internal and external transformation. NSFT in collaboration with alliance partners are striving to deliver a truly biopsychosocial approach within the 'THRIVE' framework. This will require significant system changes across Suffolk to move towards a whole system approach.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To provide clinical leadership to the clinical team in the care, treatment and therapy of the client group, with a clear focus on clinical risk and its management.
To hold a case load of complex service users
To have protected sessions within their job plan to deliver specialist nonpharmacological therapeutic treatment
To complete a thorough risk assessment of the service users to ensure that any risk is minimised
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/ treatments and care for service users presenting with a mental health diagnosis.
Assess the psychological, physical, spiritual, and occupational needs of the service users, carers and their families as appropriate
To assess capacity and provide safe treatment and care to those who may lack capacity.
Rapidly and continuously evaluates the patients changing condition and response to therapeutic interventions and modifies the plan of care for optimal patient outcome.
Attend high risk or crisis situations to provide management advice and clinical intervention
Prioritises health problems and intervenes appropriately, including initiation of effective emergency care.
Integrates appropriate non-drug-based treatment methods into a plan of management.
Participate in decision-making meetings as appropriate, evaluating care with members of the multidisciplinary team, making recommendations for change, and evaluating outcomes.
Work with service users to support concordance with prescribed interventions.
Promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users with mental health conditions
Support service users to adopt recovery strategies that promote their wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, independence, and self-care
Promote the involvement of families in care, reflecting their diversity, equality and rights to ensure their needs are met.
Participates in planning, development, and implementation of public and community health programmes.
Apply infection control measures within the practice according to local and national policies.
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of current legislation and policy that underpins mental healthcare delivery including all aspects relating to the clinical area of practice.
Utilise clinical expertise to support identified clinical area.
Communicate educational and practice information within the clinical environment and undertake presentations to groups.
Employ motivational, persuasive, empathetic and communication skills within the clinical team.
Be able to communicate with people in a form and manner which is consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.
Be proactive in seeking out different styles and methods of communicating.
Be able to produce accurate and complete records consistent with current legislation, policies and procedures.
Demonstrate clinical expertise through personal practice and development.
Ensure that nursing practice adheres to the NMC Code of Practice and Trust policies and procedure.
Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team, working across statutory and non-statutory settings.
Always protect and maintain the confidential nature of the work, both in written and verbal form.
Act as a role model to all staff and always act in a manner to uphold public confidence.
Be able to manage own time and workload effectively.
Seek out and receive appropriate level training to keep abreast of changing trends and practices.
Meet regularly with relevant service and clinical managers to identify specific needs or emerging trends.
Act consistently with legislation, policies, procedures and other quality approaches and promotes the values of quality approaches to others.
Maintain expert practice through further study, research, clinical practice and personal development.
Liaise and develop relationships with other Trusts and organisations.
Work unsupervised and organise own workload and work in a manner which maintains and promotes quality.
Communicate with other disciplines/professions as and when required.
Participate in supervision for both self and delivery to others
Provide expert advice and recommendations to improve service and training quality.
Maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so.
Develop a culture that improves quality and take the appropriate action when there are persistent quality issues.
To deliver approaches which are person centred.
Assess and benchmark acceptable standard for practice.
The role requires post holder to:
- Act in ways that support equity and value diversity.
- Support equality and value diversity.
- Promote equality and value diversity.
- Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity.
- Participate in Equality and Diversity Impact Assessments.
The post holder will manage their own electronic calendar
Utilise electronic recording systems for recording patient activity and records and also own activity (i.e. Lorenzo)
Maintain accurate, timely and legible records in accordance with Trust and NMC requirements and guidelines
Input daily contacts with service users on Trust IT system as per Trust policy
Demonstrate positive role modelling of the nursing profession.
Support staff development within their clinical and professional competencies
Encourage other staff to self-assess their knowledge and skills of mental health nursing, and challenge actions that are not in the interest of service users or the public.
Evaluate and review service provisions and innovations that are relevant to the clinical area.
To contribute to the consultation and engagement of service users in planning and developing service
Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to the care of people with mental health conditions.
Encourage staff members to utilise resources to attain and maintain high levels of medical and nursing care.
Promotes and develops the public health and wellbeing role of mental health nursing
To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and ensure that NMC standards of practice are upheld
Maintain and develop own professional knowledge and competence by keeping informed of advances and research pertaining to mental health care and NMC Revalidation.
Participate in the clinical supervision of nursing and medical colleagues.
To attend statutory tribunal meetings for SEND and Mental Health Act tribunals.Person SpecificationgeneralEssential
- able to drive and act independently.
- Expertise and significant experience in mental health settings, providing assessment, treatment and specific therapies.
- Experience acting as care coordinator.
- Experience working in a leadership role and working with young people and families in a systemic way.
- RMN or equivalent professional qualification
- Qualification in a therapy - CBT, DBT, IPT or similar.
- Study experience at Masters level, study at that level or clinical experience
- Extensive experience which has required supervision and mentorship of others
- Extensive experience of practice within clinical area with proven track record in delivering high quality care
- Experience of implementing evidence based practice and or service improvement initiative
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