Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practitioner

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

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are seeking to recruit a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practitioner to work in the LD CAMHS North of Tees Team .

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

The post holder will work with children and young people with a learning disability (0-18 years) with the principal objective of supporting effective management of complex cases and input into the smooth running of the team.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practitioner will have responsibility for providing clinical leadership to colleagues and co-ordination of the assessment, treatment and management of children and young people accessing the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service LDCAMHS service in North of Tees . They will offer advice and consultation regarding the management of the client group to colleagues within the Specialist LDCAMHS Team and to colleagues in other agencies as necessary.

The successful candidate will have a registered nurse qualification in learning disability or equivalent alongside experience of clinical leadership within both a Generic and Learning Disability CAMHS service. It is also essential that they will have experience of working within a Community mental health / learning disability area, be able to demonstrate a high degree of clinical autonomy, excellent risk assessment skills and a flexible attitude to their working week.

Informal Enquiries can also be made to Sonia Ayre, Service Manager on 0300 013 2000 OPT 2

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

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
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service speciality at Tiers 3/4 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 undertaking research/audit/ evaluation.
Knowledge 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.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Enthusiastic, team worker, good interpersonal skills, person centred approach, flexible approach, self awareness. Highly motivated. Independent/autonomous. Awareness of own limitations and when to ask for help.

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