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Clinical Specialist - Nurse Practice Based

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical Specialist - Nurse to work into Eston Primary Care Network (PCN) to support the needs of the local population living with mental health difficulties. This post supports people in primary care settings and working in a collaborative and multiagency way to meet the needs of patients with a range of mental health needs.

The post will sit within the GP practices and will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment and review for both working age adults and older people. The role will be offering specialist mental health clinical care. The role will also offer networking expertise and navigation to a range of specialist mental health supports to ensure each person once assessed receives the best possible care in the right place at the right time by the right supporting service.

Candidates should have extensive clinical knowledge and experience across a range of mental health settings. Candidates will need to hold or be willing to work towards a prescribing qualification and be able to offer diagnosis and treatment plans across all mental health conditions and presentations. Experience in leading meetings, presentation skills and offering training and education to professionals across a range of specialities will be essential.

Main duties of the job

Work with patients who have a severe mental illness and/or complex emotional needs who do not meet the criteria for secondary care services and are too complex for IAPT services to support shared decision-making about self-management facilitate onward access to treatment services and provide brief evidence-based psychological interventions, where qualified to do so, where the intervention can be safely offered outside of a multi-disciplinary mental health team

Work closely with other PCN-based roles to address wider patient needs, e.g. PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support

Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate

Provide a consultation, advice, triage and liaison function, supported by the local community mental health provider through robust clinical governance structures to maintain quality and safety, including supervision where appropriate

Provide clinical leadership to other ARRS mental health practitioner roles, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaches

About us

You will be employed by TEWV but will be 100% deployed into the PCN. Support will be given to you by both the PCN and other staff that work in the Tees Valley PCN Service within TEWV. Other members of the team are an Associate Nurse Consultant, Team Manager, Advanced Mental Health Practitioners, Senior Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaches.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Additional contact details :-

Laura Cattermole - Associate Nurse Consultant

Person Specification



  • Current Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council - RMN / RNLD/ RGN (RNSC - CAMHS Only)
  • 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 (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.
  • Clinical risk assessment and management and its application in practice.
  • Working collaboratively with service users their families and carers.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Quality improvement activities.



  • 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.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment (depending on specialist area).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Woodside Resource Centre

Cavendish Road



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