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Clinical Nurse Specialist / Advanced Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and Northallerton
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced registered nurse/social worker into the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practitioner working within an Eating Disorders service for young people across Harrogate and Northallerton. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to become part of a specialized multi disciplinary team comprising of Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Dietitians and Health Care Assistants who provide assessment and therapeutic intervention to young people with eating disorders and their families.

To apply for this role you will have experience in children's mental health services and/or eating disorder services. You will also have an understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act), detailed understanding of Safeguarding and Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering a high standard of clinical leadership to the team; ensuring clinical standards are maintained in the delivery of care across all aspects of the service. The nature of this work requires a calm, consistent approach to some challenging clinical situations alongside a willingness to be compassionate, creative and flexible in delivering clinical care.

The successful applicant will be required to contribute to and lead ongoing service development and offer clinical supervision to staff members. The ability to make balanced decisions and use positive risk taking approaches, whilst managing potentially high pressured situations is an essential part of this role.

Acting as a resource in providing specialist advice, training, guidance and consultation to the team and partner agencies is also an integral aspect of the role. The applicant will be an essential member of the multi disciplinary team and will be able to facilitate the co-coordination of care on a multi disciplinary basis to children and young people.

About us

The North Yorkshire and York eating disorder service is a specialist community based service offering assessment, physical monitoring and therapeutic intervention to young people and their families across the locality. The team operates within a multi disciplinary team approach, with frequent opportunities for discussion, reflection and supervision to ensure the care delivery is person centered, meeting the needs of young people and families.

The service has expanded over recent years, which has enabled the team to enhance the service offer, whilst maximizing on service development and individual development opportunities to improve care delivery and enhance the skills of individuals.

The successful candidate will benefit being an active member in this team, and will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practitioner role will take a lead role in delivery of clinical service to young people and their families. This will include supervision of clinicians and playing an active role in clinical decision making along with other clinicians. The post holder will have responsibility for providing clinical leadership to colleagues in assessment, treatment and management of young people with eating disorders. The role will involve providing specialist assessment and clinically proven, evidence based interventions to children and young people. It is expected that the post holder will spend 60% or more time in the delivery of direct/indirect clinical care.

The post holder will provide expert care and support to all children, young people and families referred to the service providing evidenced based interventions based on need. The post holder will also formulate plans of care and negotiate implementations of such plans and the sharing of complex, sensitive, confidential and at times contentious information.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of professional registration with relevant professional body
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Leadership/supervision qualification
  • Qualification in relevant therapeutic modality
Skills Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of normal child and adolescent development, child and adolescent mental health disorders and knowledge of specialist therapeutic interventions within the CAMHS speciality and Child Protection Procedure/Policy.
  • Excellent verbal written and communication skills which are clearly demonstrated.
  • Ability to work without supervision relevant to sphere of work.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of services provided in locality.
  • Knowledge and experience of eating disorders
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service specialty, working as a minimum of Band 6 level
  • Sound management/supervision and organisational experience
  • Clinical supervisory experience and willingness to provide clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of undertaking research/audit/ evaluation

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