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Clinical Specialist Nurse - Structured Clinical Management Lead

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join Easington South Community Intervention Team who are beginning an exciting community transformation of services. We are looking for a Clinical Specialist to join our journey to change and improve the local community's initial contact with our services with a no wrong door approach whilst leading on Structured Clinical Management.

We encourage and welcome discussions and the opportunity to visit our new working multi agency bases. Within this role we will support you to expand on your knowledge and expertise with opportunity to develop special interests such as substance misuse and psychological interventions.

The interventions team will provide complex interventions supporting people with severe and enduring mental health conditions whilst our identified multi agency community hubs will support with short term interventions and sign posting to other partner agencies and voluntary partners.

You will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with experience in the delivery of high-quality planned care. You will be a valued member of the team and will develop excellent working relationships with our partners and stakeholders.

You can expect regular supervision and support from the collective leadership. The service currently operates Monday-Friday 9-5pm, flexibility can be considered.

Main duties of the job

Direct therapeutic work with a small focused caseload

Delivering / facilitating an SCM group

Leadership responsibilities including:
  • co-working complex cases
  • direct formal 1:1 supervision for staff
  • SCM group supervision
  • complex case support
  • informal supervision
  • Teaching / training to staff team and DTV.
  • Completion of the SCM Practitioner training course (12 month course) ran by Anna Freud.

The main aim of the SCM practitioner is to upskill / support the staff team with a whole team approach to SCM. SCM practitioners will contribute to multi-agency working such as writing repeat attender plans and facilitating meetings. SCM practitioners hold a small caseload which often (not always) comprises of high complexity. Smaller caseload of higher complexity allows for needs-based direct work and engagement in the much needed leadership role for the wider team.

As part of the leadership team will provide a service to those individuals who present with mental health issues, with an emphasis on psychologically informed brief interventions.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be a hold a recognised registration with considerable community experience to help lead the service through community transformation, additionally you would be responsible for the clinical supervision of Senior Community Mental Health Nurses within the team.

A thorough understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Human Rights Act will be essential to the role as these will provide the framework for all consideration.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details: Jessica Flanagan Advanced Nurse Practitioner 0191 527 5050

Person Specification



  • Current Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council - RMN / RNLD
  • Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor or currently in progress of achieving.
  • Trained in Clinical Supervision and providing Clinical Supervision or in the process of achieving
  • Postgraduate diploma in a subject relevant to the area Or be willing to work towards and achieve within 2 years and
  • Within the first year of being in post hold a recognised qualification in a governed therapy/advanced clinical qualification e.g Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy/Post Grad diploma in CBT/British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy /NMP (level 3 Independent Prescriber)
  • And have Equivalent clinical experience to that of a Post Grad Diploma/master's level such as working as a band 6 (or above) in relevant clinical area with significant experience (see below under experience), together with evidence of relevant CPD
  • Significant experience working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field.
  • Significant experience working with patients who display risk behaviours
  • Completed TEWV SCM management course



  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Understanding in interventions to support trauma.



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients,
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Merrick House

Seaside Lane



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