Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 6

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclu HCAS/pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop specialist skills in community rehabilitation at the Islington Community Rehab TeamYou will be working as part of a cohesive small multidisciplinary team and be offered support, supervision and training opportunities to develop your skills in this role.You will be working with a holistic approach to delivering care , using a positive strength based model to provide support, introducing optimism for the future .You will work closely with other organisations who support people in specialist mental health projects and placements and support people on their journey to independent living .The team is based in the diverse borough of Islington ,

Main duties of the job

Have a caseload of service users within the 24 hour hostel pathway and offer mental health monitoring, treatment and support with rehab and recovery goals in a holistic mannerDesign and coproduce delivery packages of careSupport and maintain positive working relationships with third sector organisations with client based care and mental health trainingAttending and contributing to service user reviews and weekly team meetingsAccessing mandatory training and other career opportunities

Undertake safeguarding investigation

Contribute to the depot and physical health clinic

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for providing expert care in an area of designated expertise, in accordance with NMC codes of professional conduct

  • 2. To provide expert, autonomous and highly specialist clinical practice within a multi disciplinary Team to include:-
  • Initial assessment and formulation using a range of mental health or other specialist tools
  • When required to do so making appropriate judgements about own caseload
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in negotiation with service users, carers and other services, considering the needs of a diverse community
  • To undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities within the Care Programme Approach
  • Apply a range of therapeutic modalities, using evidence based interventions in accordance with the requirements of service line care pathways
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary team decisions at the point of discharge and or transfer of the service user
  • To participate in and provide a specialist nursing perspective to multi-disciplinary team meetings/case discussions
  • Maintaining contemporaneous records to the standard required by the trust and the relevant professional body (where appropriate to the post holder)
  • Assessing and managing risk on a continuous basis, in line with trust policy
  • Encouraging service users to accept an optimum level of responsibility for their programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate, seek the co-operation of friends, relatives, carers.
  • Support other members of staff in their assessment and management of service user care needs through reviewing initial data collection; monitoring of their progress; feedback; discussion and reports at care reviews or CPA reviews with the team.
  • To identify carers and to offer carers assessments and review carers care plans

  • 3. To be able to demonstrate and explain clinical reasoning in relation to professional input to a service users care plan when required to members of the team, trainees or others external to the organisation.

    4. To recognise and respond appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies

    5. At all times to act in accordance with trust policies in relation to risk assessment contributing to comprehensive assessments of risk, and monitoring as appropriate

    Person Specification Education Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse
    • Evidence of further post-registration relevant training /ongoing academic study relevant to area of practice.
    • Other advanced relevant training i.e. CBT in psychosis/dynamics of mental health practice / Mentalisation Based Therapy / NMP etc.
    • Other advanced relevant training i.e. CBT in psychosis/dynamics of mental health practice / Mentalisation Based Therapy / NMP etc.
    Skills/Abilities Essential
    • Mentorship or recognised teaching and assessing certificate or willingness to undertakeMentorship or recognised teaching and assessing certificate or willingness to undertakeV
    • Skills in supporting junior staff
    Knowledge Essential
    • Demonstrable experience in a senior specialist capacity caring for people with psychosis in a community care or inpatient setting.
    • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and experience in relation to factors that cause mental illness together with evidence based best practice.
    • Current Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults certificates
    • An awareness of research and evidence of its application in the workplace.
    Experience Essential
    • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Mental Health legislation, its application and use in practice.
    • Current Level 1 Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults certificates.
    • Sound practical experience of patient / service user care and engagement within the wider context of the organisation
    • Experience of managing junior staff.

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