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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Duty Lead

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (B7) who enjoys crisis and unplanned work, with extensive experience conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments and managing a clinical caseload to lead the duty team within our Peterborough Adult Locality team.

We value previous experience working with patients in crisis on the wards, CRHTT or FRS because the job requires you to provide effective management of clients in the Adult Locality Team who are presenting in crisis, working closely alongside the key workers and the wider team.

Main duties of the job

Specifically, the job role is to manage and coordinate the duty Team on a daily basis, oversea the duty referrals inbox and support clinicians with managing and assessing high risk clinical situations.

You will be required to provide effective management of clients who are presenting in crisis in the absence of the key worker or with the agreement of the key worker, including updating crisis plans, attending meetings with other professionals and family members who are supporting the patient during their crisis and leading on any safeguarding issues.

You will be required to work from the team base, alongside other staff working in the duty team, to provide immediate support to admin, team managers and other team members who are engaged with developing or ongoing crises or unplanned work in the team. This post is predominately Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, some flexibility is expected in line with role and responsibility.

Key to this role is the liaison work you will be expected to carry out to promote close links with the inpatient wards, E.D, Psych Liaison services and the CRHTT to improve transitions of care for patients moving between the Adult Locality Team and the crisis pathways.

You will be expected to undertake operational duties when needed (for example, rostering, leave management, peer supervision, investigation) as delegated by the Team/Service Manager to ensure the service operates on a day-to-day basis.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

To coordinate the duty Team and support clinicians with managing and assessing high risk clinical situations and formulating a risk management plan. This may include episodic periods of supporting clinical staff within the Adult Locality Team and risk assessment and risk management for service users operating within Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with service users deemed as vulnerable adults.

To develop close working relationships with the acute service pathways toimprove transitions of care for patients moving between the adult locality teams and the crisis services.

To develop close working relationships with the emergency services who work with patients under the care of the Adult Locality Team.

Demonstrate strong and decisive leadership of the team ensuring appropriate and effective use of resources in the delivery of care.

To deliver on-going specialist assessments of adult service users referred to, and under the care of the Adult Locality Team.

To develop formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrates information from assessments alongside other team members.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Mental health qualification
  • NMC registered
  • Completion of mentorship qualification or intention to complete
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or intention to complete


  • Qualification in a Therapy eg. CBT, DBT
  • Management or Leadership Qualification
  • Post registration training in risk management



  • Experience of working as a Senior practitioner with clients with a diagnosis of Psychosis and Affective Disorder
  • Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team
  • Experience & evidence of recruiting, managing and training staff
  • Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessment and managing a clinical caseload working within the CPA process


  • Lived experience of mental health
  • Experience of working within a Crisis service
  • Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups - Care Pathway Teams, independent sector agencies

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Good understanding of the Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of acute and chronic risk
  • Good Knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions & support junior & senior staff
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to adhere to the NHS Plan and organisational strategic objectives


  • IT qualification
  • Ability to develop and lead new initiatives within the clinical care environment



  • Core hours Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 (some flexibility, commensurate to post)

Personal Qualities


  • Travel between operational base
  • Ability to work with and tolerate high levels of distress in others

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


17 Bridge Street



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