Our award-winning Crisis, Assessment and Intensive Support Team (CAIST) have a unique opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist
to join their existing team.
This role is peripatetic and means you will travel between our sites so being able to travel independently is essential. We have bases in East, Central and West Norfolk.
The CAIST (Crisis, Assessment and Intensive Support Team) service is a vibrant and dynamic service that has 3 teams based across Norfolk & Waveney and currently offers an 08.00 to 20.00 service, 7 days a week.
The team offers community based intensive support to children/ young people and their families. CAIST aim to establish trusting therapeutic relationships, to reduce risks when children/ young people may be experiencing high levels of distress. We work hard to help children and young people avoid Tier 4 hospital admission, and when required, to expedite safe and effective discharge.
As Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be a valued member of our multi-disciplinary team, providing clinical leadership, expertise, support and advice to ensure service users receive the best possible care. We're often the first point of contact for children and young people in crisis so your role will be to ensure they leave our care on the correct pathway, which is vital to ultimately promote recovery.Main duties of the job
We're looking for a clinically credible registered professional with a proven track record of providing excellent, quality care. You should be a non-medical independent prescriber with extensive post-registration experience including supporting and mentoring junior members of staff. We're a busy team working at fast pace - no two days will be the same, which makes this role a really exciting challenge.
When you join us you can expect to be undertaking the planning and delivery of direct patient care (with appropriate supervision), ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment. You'll be participating in caseload management, assessment, and care planning.
Whilst experience in working with children and young people would make you perfectly suited to this role, we are really open to welcoming people from clinical backgrounds who have experience in other areas of mental health.About us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. Why work for us?
We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about. Why Norfolk and Suffolk?
The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease note NHS jobs is currently not able to upload job descriptions, to view the job description please either click apply which will take you to our Trac page or view the job description on our website NSFT jobs.
We want you in our team if you share our values and core beliefs. If you want to work in an environment of mutual respect, transparency, integrity and collaborative working we are the team for you.
Dont just take our word for it, hear what one of the team said about working with us:
The team consists of a variety of great individuals from all backgrounds and skills, who feel passionately about supporting young people and what we do; this is demonstrated in the hard work and passion for the job.
Despite being challenging at times, working within the CAIST team is incredibly rewarding. Skill development and progression is encouraged to continually evolve and expand the service and I feel proud to be a part of such an amazing team. 3K Welcome bonus only for external applicantsPerson SpecificationOtherEssential
- Ability to travel to all Trust locations if required
- Flexible attitude
- RMN or equivalent professional qualification
- Non-Medical Independent Prescriber
- Degree Level Qualification or equivalent or equivalent level
- Study experience at Masters level, study at that level or clinical experience.
- ENB 998
- Extensive experience at which has required supervision and mentorship of others.
- Extensive experience of practice within clinical area with proven track record in delivering high quality care
- Teaching or training experience or qualification.
- Experience of facilitation in groups
- Experience of implementing evidence based practice and or service improvement initiative
- Ability to communicate widely in a clear manner
- Ability to problem solve.
- Confident manner, approachable, tactful and diplomatic.
- Ability to self-manage time and meet agreed deadlines
- Able to demonstrate sound clinical expertise and knowledge of mental health disorders and their treatments
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