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Associate Nurse Consultant

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Nurse to join the Darlington Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Team (fixed term - 12 months) as an Associate Nurse Consultant, Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP). This is a new post which has been created as part of a comprehensive investment and improvement strategy designed to support Darlington CAMHS in continuing to provide high quality care into the future.

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 able to work at a strategic, organisational, and operational level to support the delivery of care to the local community, and lead on the prescribing, monitoring, and reviewing of medication within the team. In addition to an in depth knowledge of common medication and non-pharmacological based therapies used in CAMHS. The successful applicant will have significant experience of undertaking ADHD assessments and developing associated treatment and intervention plans, this should include knowledge of the medication commonly used in managing ADHD. Knowledge and experience of working with children and young people in CAMHS is desirable.

The successful applicant will be an experienced Band 7 or Band 8 Nurse, and be a Level 3 NMP, or willing to work towards that position within an agreed timescale. Key relationships will be with a range of internal and external partners, including GPs, Social Care, and Education, and most importantly with patients and families.

About us

Darlington CAMHS is a multidisciplinary team which provides high quality care to a large urban and rural community, and the successful applicant will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team working towards the continuing improvement and development of the service we offer. Continuing investment and improvement in the services over the previous 24 months will see the successful applicant working alongside a full multidisciplinary team, including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, and Speech and Language Therapists, among others. Full supervision will be provided as part of the post, and the successful applicant will be expected to provide effective clinical supervision to other Clinicians.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Nurse / RN
  • oRelevant Post-basic clinical qualification(s) with a professional portfolio supporting this.
  • oIndependent and Supplementary Non-medical Prescribing Course Certificate
  • oMasters level qualification or willingness to work towards
  • oAC/RC status or willingness toward within agreed timescale
  • oRelevant teaching qualification
Experience Essential
  • oSubstantial post registration experience in a clinical nurse specialisation and/or senior nursing position, to include significant leadership functions.
  • oSubstantial experience of working as an independent non-medical prescriber
  • oSpecific, recent experience in a senior capacity within Adult Mental Health
  • oCurrently engaged in significant clinical work with people with a complex mental illness at an advanced level of practice and can demonstrate a high degree of professional autonomy in this area.
  • oEvidence of applying research to advance practice.
  • oTeaching experience across NHS / University settings.
  • oChange management experience.
  • oExperience of influencing the advancement of mental health care.
  • oPublication of material within nursing and healthcare journals
  • oTo have participated in research activity.
  • oOrganisational development experience
Skills Essential
  • oResearch, audit and quality improvement methodologies and their application.
  • oAccreditation with a recognised body in delivering psychological therapies.
  • oHighly qualified in delivering a range of evidenced based therapies and interventions
  • oAutonomous clinical decision making.
  • oExcellent communication skills.
  • oLeadership skills, e.g. can exercise leadership to support and inspire colleagues.
  • oTime management skills.
  • oGoal setting and delivery of targets within deadlines. Working well under pressure, within tight deadlines, and producing good quality results.
  • oAnalytical and problem solving skills.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • oCommitted to continual quality and service improvement
  • oAble to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • oSelf-awareness and committed to continual personal development.
  • oEnthusiasm for achieving excellence.
  • oAbility to empower others

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