Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum (inc Outer London HCAS)
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wrap around, holistic care to our service users and the wider community. Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training. We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.

Main duties of the job

This post offers a great opportunity for a qualified RGN or dual qualified RGN /RMN to utilise their specialist skills, working in a dedicated, friendly, and supportive team.

The successful candidate will work as a member of the BEH-MHT in a newly created, specialist role, combining pre-existing mental and physical health skills, to promote the health and wellbeing of our patients. This post offers the opportunity to help develop the existing initiatives in physical health monitoring and intervention, whilst being supported to be innovative in the way we offer holistic care. This role would allow the successful candidate to maintain the requirements for revalidation in both areas of practice.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure that people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Degree qualification in nursing
  • Professional qualifications and NMC registration in Adult Nursing, Evidence of professional registration
  • Evidence of study at Masters level in nursing
  • Dual qualification (RN/RMN)
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Working experience within community and primary care nursing fields
  • Experience of working in a senior nursing role (Minimum of 18 months at Band 6 or higher)
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of implementing change in clinical practice
  • Working in a mental health setting
  • Working experience in an acute setting
  • Experience working with external agencies/stakeholders
  • Evidence of QI project/methodology training
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Physical Assessment skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Ability to act as an advocate as and when necessary
Personal Qualities Essential
  • To work as part of a team
  • To be highly motivated and able to work independently

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