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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you ready for the challenge? Could you be the Aldershot specialist CAMHS team's next Clinical Nurse Specialist?

You will join a friendly and innovative multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that works in an exciting and challenging environment, with high levels of complexity and risk.

The Aldershot CAMHS team works with children, young people and their families, offering assessments and interventions. The team works in partnership with specialist teams county-wide, including the single point of access, eating disorders and crisis teams, to best support the children and young people in its care.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to offer clinical leadership to the Nursing Team and provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions, primarily to children and young people who have been referred to CAMHS.

You will support the development of more junior staff, and contribute to the wider leadership of the team.

About us

Hampshire CAMHS values the contributions that nursing colleagues bring and has a well-established nursing structure and strategy. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place so that staff are able to practice safely and effectively. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supportive of clinicians' professional development and provides access to quality training opportunities.

The service prioritises staff wellbeing and we encourage our colleagues to maintain a healthy and positive work-life balance. Leadership is strong and supportive, and our ethos is toencourage people to work creatively and be innovative in their thinking to support new and different ways of working.

We provide not only excellent leadership but we will support you to develop within your career and have many training opportunities available for the right candidate.

If you think this is post is for you then please do contact us to discuss we look forward to hearing from you.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within a care group; participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students

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