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Clinical Nurse Lead / Specialist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of Clinical Nurse Specialist has become vacant within Adult Community Mental Health Services in North Hertfordshire.

In accordance with the systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust, you will be responsible for making a significant contribution to nursing input, participating fully in the Referral and Allocation process, Assessments, Treatment, Risk Management, safeguarding vulnerable children and adults and Care Co-ordination of Service Users; as well as contributing to case discussions and service related meetings.

You will offer consultations and supervision to colleagues and students as well as staff in other services.

You will fulfil the role of a Nurse Independent Prescriber for a specific group of service users as per Trust policy and NMC requirements. You will be required to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Code Of Practice and other relevant legislation.

You will also take a leading role in Service innovation and development, including projects with other junior staff to ensure delivery of safe, effective nursing.

Main duties of the job

  • To develop and provide highly specialist evidence based interventions for service users, drawing on a wide range of theoretical frameworks and treatment modalities.
  • To deliver timely, accessible services through both clinic based and outreach models.
  • To provide highly specialist advice and consultation regarding formulations and treatment to colleagues, external agencies working autonomously within professional guidelines.
  • Care-coordinate a small caseload of service users delivering highly specialist assessments and integrated care.
  • With other team members to be responsible for developing nursing practice in the service including the supervision of nursing colleagues and colleagues from other disciplines.
  • To actively participate in supervision, appraisal and professional development to enhance clinical skills, e.g. nurse prescribing
  • To work collaboratively and provide nursing consultation to other relevant professions within HPFT and external agencies to build capacity in terms of the early identification and physical and psychological management of disorders and/or disability.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care to improve existing service provision within the Trust thus enabling the effective management of care within the community, avoiding in-patient admissions whenever possible.
  • Leading role for service innovation and development, including projects with other junior staff to ensure delivery of safe effective nursing.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just fivemental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details. Please also refer to the Job Overview and Main Duties information.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse ( Mental Health/Learning Disability)
  • Teaching certificate including annual update (ENB 998), or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Nurse Independent Prescriber
  • MSc in specific therapeutic treatment modality e.g. systemic practice, cognitive behavioural therapy. Post graduate clinical and therapeutic qualification related to the community.
Experience and Attainments Essential
  • Sound experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • Experience of nurse independent prescribing for relevant service user group
  • Experience of working with service users presenting with emotional/psychological difficulties and challenging behaviour with their families and wider networks in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of implementing safeguarding procedures for children and adults
  • Experience of teaching and training in practice
  • Experience of peer supervision, supervising colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team and consultation in other agency settings
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community
  • Experience of therapeutic practice in different cultural contexts.
  • Record of publication in professional journals.

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