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Professional Lead CAMHS Nursing & Quality (Mental Health & LD) Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annu,
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a highly experienced nurse with strong professional skills, knowledge and values to professionally lead our nurses and provide a CAMHS Quality lead role. This is a key position in CAMHS, with the opportunity to make a difference from the point of direct care to children through to board level, advocating for and supporting the nursing team through out. You will join us at an exciting time of service transformation as we strive to develop and enhance our offer to give children the best possible outcomes.

Key elements of the role include:
  • Professional Lead for Nursing across the CAMHS teams of Gloucestershire, which accept referrals from a wide range of multi-agency partners.
  • Quality Lead role to support the CAMHS quality agenda, including quality improvement, safeguarding assurance & oversight, clinical practice assurance & oversight
  • Provide clinical input and expertise within cross county CAMHS Clinics regarding specific disorders as part of routine job plan.
  • Being a member of a CAMHS service with strong values that actively works to promote the wellbeing of our staff team and sustain a positive culture
  • Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical and managerial skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.

Main duties of the job

  • The opportunity to develop highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider,
  • The challenge of complex and varied work within an integrated multi agency team
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.
  • Be a dynamic, enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring leader in line with our trust values.
  • Supervise and mentor nurses to successfully deliver their roles and achieve their career goals and encourage the next generation of our workforce by supporting students.Close links with wider GHC Trust management and leadership and the opportunity to progress your own career pathway
  • Be a forward thinking leader who engages with developments at a regional and national level to modernise and develop our services reflecting local needs and priorities
  • Have experience of quality improvement and leading projects or other clinically based initiatives, with skill and confidence to offer assurance and oversight.
  • Be able to use and analyse performance data to achieve service improvement and better outcomes for young people
  • Have significant experience working in children's mental health services.
  • Place the child at the centre of all you do and be committed to improving the delivery of evidence based treatments for children, young people and their families

About us

  • Have excellent communication and engagement skills with children, families, clinicians and partner agencies
  • Be a key member of our senior leadership team and support a culture in which staff are valued and well-supported and able to deliver services with care and compassion.
  • Hold a relevant Professional Registration (RMHN)

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

Job description Job responsibilities

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Nursing qualification: RNLD, RMHN, Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC,
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recognised formal post graduate qualification within a relevant setting
Length and / or Nature of Experience Essential
  • Significant clinical leadership experience & expertise within CAMHS/NHS setting including clinical based planning, negotiation, decision making, delivery and evaluation.
  • Proven track record of undertaking a leadership role within nursing and/or CAMHS with emphasis upon clinical accountability, leadership, management of change and performance.
  • Experience of planning and interpreting a range of policy development, including a robust understanding of strategic and business planning processes.
  • Significant clinical experience and expertise of working as registered Nurse t within a CAMHS/NHS setting
  • Experience of integrating children & young peoples participation in service development and hearing their Voice
  • Experience of annual NHS business planning cycle.
  • Expertise and high level of clinical knowledge regarding understanding and application of Safeguarding & Child Protection responsibilities and procedures within Gloucestershire.
Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge Essential
  • Previous clinical leadership position including experience of supervising nursing staff
  • Significant experience in promoting and role modelling core nursing values
  • Evidence of leading innovation, and/or transformation change/strategic planning within operational practice.
  • Experience of holding a lead role within change management in clinical practice.
  • Expertise regarding facilitating collaborative working and joint planning across multidisciplinary as well as multi -agency boundaries.
  • Significant experience in developing and implementing CAMHS/NHS based guidelines and standards.
  • Experience of financial and budget management including contributing to annual cost improvement planning
Personal Skills Abilities & Attributes Essential
  • Expertise regarding clinical leadership and how to motivate colleagues and staff to produce work of high quality at an operational and strategic level.
  • Expertise in analysing current issues and produce creative/innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrate ability to be a supportive & compassionate leader who both invests and prioritising the clinical & personal development of staff, including a focus on resilience and staff health & well being
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate an inclusive yet assertive leadership approach to decision making, including partnership working with other agencies/services within healthcare services.
  • Ability to communicate often complicated concepts effectively, adapting the presentation style to meet the needs of a wide-ranging audience, including strategic partners, CYPS colleagues as well clients/families.
  • Expertise regarding critical appraisal skills & ability to facilitate reflective practice and learning in others
  • Expertise regarding identifying and acting upon adverse clinical signs & risk issues (including safeguarding).
  • Experience regarding management of complex HR issues from a professional nursing/Code of Conduct viewpoint.
  • Expertise in articulating strategic vision, values and ethos & managing complex organisational relationships.
  • Commitment to audit, research and Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Expertise in producing service documentation to a corporate standard.
  • Excellent initiative, delegation, negotiation & organisational skills (inc time management).
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the principles and practice around high-quality clinical governance and its implementation in practice.
  • Expertise regarding relevant national and local clinical guidelines for children's health settings.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Other Requirements Essential
  • This is a community-based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.
  • Ability to work flexible hours/out of hours as requested by CYPS Management
  • Effective knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Future change of base may be requested by CYPS Management
  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)

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