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Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to appoint a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gender Healthcare to join the West of England Gender Identity Clinic based at The Laurels in Exeter. This is a new substantive post following substantial investment in the clinic and will form part of a new Clinical Nurse Specialist Team.

The West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic is a centre of excellence for the provision of advice and treatment for gender dysphoria for people aged 18 and older. We accept referrals from across the country and provide personalised care and treatment plans to meet our patients individual needs.

Our multi-disciplinary team works with people who have a wide variety of needs related to their gender identity.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a flexible approach to service delivery. We are looking for a team player who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting with highly experienced and skilled staff. You must also be capable of leading the CNS team as well as contributing at senior level to development of our services.

Main duties of the job

To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for transgender patients.

To be a Transgender Healthcare Professional and work as part of the service to support patients in line with the NHS England national service specification.

The role requires the post holder to be a named professional for patients and undertake both assessment and follow-up responsibilities for an identified case load of transgender and non-binary patients.

The role involves monitoring gender affirming hormones for trans male, trans female and non-binary patients.

The post holder will be part of the team providing a service to patients and, on occasions their families, including direct and indirect clinical work that supports the Medical Lead and Service Manager in developing the service.

To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision, where required, to junior team members and other professionals.

Experienced registered nurse (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities or General), with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and NMP qualification.

The role requires a clinician with specialist skills to assess patients needs analyse and formulate treatment plans within a multi-disciplinary framework.

The post holder works autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for transgender patients.

To be a Transgender Healthcare Professional and work as part of the service to support patients in line with the NHS England national service specification.

The role requires the post holder to be a named professional for patients and undertake both assessment and follow-up responsibilities for an identified case load of transgender and non-binary patients.

The role involves monitoring gender affirming hormones for trans male, trans female and non-binary patients.

The post holder will be part of the team providing a service to patients and, on occasions their families, including direct and indirect clinical work that supports the Medical Lead and Service Manager in developing the service.

To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision, where required, to junior team members and other professionals.

Experienced registered nurse (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities or General), with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and NMP qualification.

The role requires a clinician with specialist skills to assess patients needs analyse and formulate treatment plans within a multi-disciplinary framework.

The post holder works autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification (General/Mental Health/Learning Disability) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Non-Medical Prescriber.
  • Maintains current registration with NMC.
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.


Desirable

  • Relevant Masters degree or working towards.
  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration.
  • Training in transgender healthcare.
  • Training in gender diversity.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of individual patient case management responsibility.
  • Substantial experience of MDT working.
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
  • Line management of staff.


Desirable

  • Experience of clinical working with transgender and non-binary patients.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Interface of psychological and physical aspects of healthcare.
  • Experience of prescribing and/or supervising the prescription of gender affirming medical treatment.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Trusts Non-Medical prescribing policy and local procedure.
  • Knowledge of the legal, social, and societal aspects of gender diversity


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

WESGIC

11-15 Dix's Field

Exeter

Devon

EX1 1QA

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C9369-24-0401

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