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Clinical Specialist - Nurse

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 7 Clinical Specialist - Nurse working within the Community Learning Disability team has a wide MDT consisting of Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. The team is supported by a dedicated administrative team. The team work closely with our social care colleagues within Darlington Borough Council.

Care and compassion for supporting people with a learning disability is essential and the candidate should have extensive knowledge of contemporary priorities and clinical practice within the learning disability field.

This is a new role and the right candidate will have the ability to adapt to changing priorities and service pressures in order to support the community team and ensure excellent outcomes for our service users.

The candidate needs to have a willingness not only to develop themselves both personally and professionally within the role but to be involved in providing clinical supervision to the nursing team and working collaboratively with the team manager to ensure clinical information is fed back to support the vision of being clinically lead and operationally enabled.

Working hours: Monday - Friday 9-5pm. Requirement to also be part of the LD nurse on call rota (5pm - 9am).

Main duties of the job

To be the professional lead for nurses in the designated specialty, leading on professional development and ensuring the delivery of robust evidence based practice

To undertake ongoing audit of care and service delivery, underpinned by research and evidence-based practice.

To coordinate and deliver clinical supervision to support all nursing staff within the area of responsibility.

There will be an expectation of having high clinical standards and knowledge of the TEWV clinical pathways and how these are implemented with the Learning Disability Service.

An essential part of the role is being part of a collective leadership to clinically lead the multidisciplinary health team and enable effective working with our partners in delivering the best possible care for all our service users.

Support people with learning disabilities to access all opportunities to improve or maintain their health.

Support Care Providers to recognise the importance of their role in promoting healthy lifestyles for people in their services.

Work with health professionals to comply with their legal duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' to the way they make their services available to people with learning disabilities, to make them as accessible and effective as they would be for people without disabilities.

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.

Please ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Additional contact details :-

Andrew Kay (Community Matron) 07385392811

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).



  • Significant experience of working with patients in the specialist field
  • Clinical risk assessment and management in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Hundens Lane Resource Centre

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