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Clinical Specialist

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Urgent Care Services in Durham and Darlington are under going a significant period of change. We are seeking to recruit a motivated and knowledgeable leader to be part of Durham & Darlington Crisis Service.

The Clinical Specialist will have responsibility for providing clinical leadership to colleagues across the local 'place-based' community system in the assessment, treatment, and management of people with complex needs in a designated specialty.

Providing specialist mental health assessment and clinically proven, evidence-based interventions to the specified client group with a range of complex mental health problems.

The Clinical Specialist will offer advice and consultation regarding the management of the specified client group to colleagues from across the local community system and other agencies, as necessary. It is expected that the post holder will spend 80% or more of their time in the delivery of direct/indirect clinical care.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be a lead for team members in the designated specialty, leading on professional development and ensuring the delivery of robust evidence based practice.

They will work as part of a collective leadership set. They will participate in the establishment and review of systems, assisting the Team Manager and wider team leadership set in the development of clinical practice, to ensure that the developments are embedded within the team and are sustainable.

It is expected that they will work with the team's leadership set in establishing and maintaining high standards and continual improvement within the established governance framework.

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

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 :-

Donna Reid

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registration with relevant professional body. (e.g. NMC, GMC, HCPC, Social Work-England)
  • For nursing professions - Recognised Practice Supervisor and /or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent
  • And - Trained in providing clinical supervision
  • For other professions - evidence of training in clinical supervision of other staff and able to demonstrate competence in this area of practice in clinical supervision of other staff and/or students/ trainees
  • All professions - Postgraduate diploma (or above) in a subject relevant to the area of practice or be willing to work towards and achieve within 2 years
  • Within the first year of being in post hold a recognised advanced clinical qualification or Masters level credits e.g., Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy/Post Grad diploma in CBT/British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy /NMP e.g. dysphagia, posture, autism assessment, rebound, social prescribing, sensory processing, Approved Mental Health Professional, Practice Educator (level 3 Independent Prescriber) * Note any other advanced qualification/masters credits not listed here as an example, must be clearly evidenced and listed as advanced qualification or masters credits - within the individuals application form
  • 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
  • Experience required - Substantial clinical experience of working in relevant specialist area in collaboration with service users, families and relevant others or transferable experience of similar settings and willing to gain knowledge within first 12 months.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk (harm to self, others and safeguarding)
  • Substantial experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.



  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Experience of application of relevant legislation (i.e., Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act) in practice.

Knowledge and skills


  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way



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