Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.

We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.

Main duties of the job

As a band 7 clinical nurse specialist your main duties will be:

-To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and provide access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health conditions and people with a dementia diagnosis.

-To provide realistic timely or occasionally intensive support to patients within an acute hospital setting.

-To demonstrate active clinical leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities
Performance Measures
Clinical Work Practice

To implement and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patients diverse needs, their carers and other professionals.

Ensuring all interventions are evidence based and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records.

Responsible for the team and individual application for safe monitoring, management and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.

To apply the principles on infection prevention and control and to comply with Trust policy, procedure and guidance for the team.

To obtain and interpret physical Healthcare observations acting upon them when required and support the nursing staff around complex cases.

Demonstrate and be responsible for the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation (including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and

Deprivation of Liberty etc) within a specified area.

To be responsible for the team and individual application of safeguarding responsibilities for children and vulnerable adults in line with Trust policy, procedure and guidance, including making timely child and adult safeguarding referrals as required.

Evidence of awareness and completion of

relevant assessments. Individual care plans

which are specific to areas of need and are

evidence based. Quality service provision is

reported by service users and carers.

Appropriate professional and agreed criteria are met Clinical Governance

systems maintained.

Practice is monitored through regular

supervision process.

Trust Policy and procedures are followed.

Safe Practice is delivered.

Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and

Deprivation of Liberty Standards, Guidance

and legislation is adhered to.

Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy,

guidance and legal frameworks are adhered


Person Specification
  • Must have NMC registration

  • Must have previous experience working within Liaison Psychiatry

  • Previous experience of working within MHSOP

  • Must have a specialist qualification such as NMP or specific older adult degree
  • Be willing to continue to develop and complete CPD
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD

  • NMP

Role Completion
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge
  • Understanding of current legislation
  • An understanding of how a liaison service functions
  • Demonstrate awareness of RRLP KPIs
  • Willingness to provide teaching to acute colleagues
  • A willingness to evolve the CNS role

  • Previous experience of providing training

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good IT and literacy skills
  • Demonstrate the applicant is a team player
  • Ability to work within an MDT
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision and leadership
  • Works within the values of Nottinghamshire Healthcare

  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to others

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