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Clinical Nurse Specialist for Physical Health and Wellbeing

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Glinton, Peterborough
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clare Lodge is a secure children's home located on the outskirts of Peterborough. We work within a trauma informed model of care with a group of children (12-18 females only) who have been placed by the courts in order to secure their welfare and improve their overall wellbeing.

The unit is run by the local authority and we operate as a in reach health team commissioned by NHSE and located onsite. Our work has developed over the past 2 years and we now have a large multi- disciplinary team consisting of Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, AHP's and admin support. We are a supportive, friendly, and committed team working within a wider team of local authority and education staff and we are looking for a like minded CNS to take a lead on trauma informed physical healthcare within the setting and join us in helping us achieve positive outcomes for the children placed with us.

If you feel this might be the post for you please see our intranet page for more details and/or contact Simon Bramford (Service Manager) or Sophie Mulvana (Clinical lead) for an initial discussion about the post. We would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the multi-disciplinary psychology Led Healthcare In-Reach team to provide evidence based physical health assessment and treatment to young people aged between 12-17 in a secure welfare setting, as part of a seven day a week rota service.The post holder will assertively engage with young people through direct work as well as with the young person's local and wider professional network to identify and manage physical health needs of the young person.The post holder will act as the health professional responsible in ensuring good physical health for the young person and improving future long term health outcome.

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 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 out vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disable 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

1. Provide weekly health clinics for young people to assess, treat and refer acuteconditions as they arise.2. Provide management plans and patient education around long term health issues asrequired.3. Lead on physical health within the secure unit.4. Advise on issues of policy around physical health needs of the young people.5. Engage with outside agencies to enable young people to access full health care provision as every other young person in the area.6. Provide in house education and clinical guidance on physical health issues for the onsite health team.7. Develop protocols and procedures for the in reach health team around physical health interventions.8. Promote the work of the health team in the secure unit within CPFT and to external organisations.9. Work with the lead for mental health provision to create a holistic health focus for the young people within the secure unit.10. Work across teams within the secure unit to promote healthy lifestyle initiatives and create opportunity for the young people to make better health choices.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nursing Qualification (General and/ or Children's)
  • NMC Registration
  • Degree or equivalent experience


  • NMP qualification
  • Post Grad advanced practice course/s



  • Post-Registration experience at Band 6 or above
  • Experience of working with Children, Young People and Families
  • Experience of working in an autonomous role
  • Health promotion experience
  • Safeguarding experience


  • Acute nursing experience
  • Experience of working in a secure setting
  • Previous leadership or management role

Skills & Abilities


  • Phlebotomy (or willing to complete training)
  • Advanced assessment and care planning of physical conditions
  • Ability to handle complex and difficult situations competently with patients, carers, staff, and external agencies
  • Ability to develop systems and processes to monitor and improve patient care and services
  • Ability to chair meetings and lead discussions with senior staff and external agencies


  • BLS trainer
  • Evidence of developing systems and processes
  • Evidence of significant contribution to meetings outside the team
  • Evidence of effective leadership and management skills and abilities

Knowledge & Understanding


  • In depth knowledge of the physical health care requirements for this role


  • Participation in Research
  • Development of multidisciplinary working practices
  • Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management

Physical Requirements


  • Occupational Health cleared to perform the duties of the role
  • Ability to perform a wide range of duties according to the Job Description
  • Ability to travel across the Trust site, when required

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Clare Lodge

8 Lincoln Road

Glinton, Peterborough


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