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Associate Nurse Consultant

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Full Time
The Associate Nurse Consultant will be an experienced practitioner who is able to demonstrate a very high degree of personal and professional skill in the care of Children and young people with complex mental health conditions. This is a fixed term post to cover Maternity cover.

The South Durham Getting More Help CAMHS team is based in the Ackley centre in Newton Aycliffe, however this post is split between South Durham and Darlington.

They provide mental health assessment, treatment and care planning to Children and Young People with complex mental health needs. The Getting help teams work closely with the other Trust CAMHS teams and their local partners. The post holder will be a Non Medical prescriber.

Main duties of the job

The Associate Nurse Consultant will be an experienced practitioner who is able to demonstrate a very high degree of personal and professional skill in the care of Children and Young People with complex mental health difficulties and their families.

To promote at all times a positive image of Children and Young Peoples Mental health needs.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Children and Young peoples Mental Health Community Services and the wider Trust.

Working with the senior clinical leadership and management team, to ensure that the service operates in a recovery focused way, enabling Children and young people to achieve their recovery goals.

The post holder will be an independent prescriber and will initiate, alter and stop medication related to mental health as determined by assessment and diagnosis and interpret and adapt NICE guidelines and clinical pathways where these exist

The post holder will deliver mental health assessment, diagnostic andappropriate interventions in line with NICE guidance

The post holder will be required to work independently and autonomously and be accountable for his or her own area of practice.

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.

Person Specification



  • Registered RMN / RNLD/ RGN/ RNSC (CAMHS ONLY)
  • Relevant Post-basic clinical qualification(s) with a professional portfolio supporting this
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Course Certificate
  • Masters level qualification
  • AC/RC status or willingness toward within 12 months of appointment


  • Relevant teaching qualification



  • Post registered experience in a senior nurse position
  • Specific, recent experience within a senior capacity within CAMHS
  • Change Management experience
  • Substantial post registration experience in a clinical nurse specialisation and/or senior nursing position to include significant leadership functions
  • Substantial experience of working as an independent non-medical prescriber
  • Currently engaged in significant clinical work with people with a complex mental illness at an advanced level of practice and can demonstrate a high level of professional autonomy


  • Organisational development experience



  • Specialist knowledge of CAMHS services
  • Theory and concepts associated with Mental Health
  • Principles of managing change



  • Leadership skills e.g can exercise leaderships skills to support and inspire colleagues
  • Autonomous clinical decision making
  • Research audit and quality improvement methodology's and their application
  • Team work skills
  • Goal setting and delivery of targets within deadlines. Working well under pressure within tight guidelines.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Acley Centre

Carers Way

Newton Aycliffe


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