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Clinical Specialist - Nurse Practice Based

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 mental health nurse to work into North Stockton Primary Care Network (PCN) to support the needs of the local population living with mental health difficulties. This post supports people in primary care settings and working in a collaborative and multiagency way to meet the needs of patients with a range of mental health needs.

The post will sit within the GP practices and will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment and review for both working age adults and older people. The role will be offering specialist mental health clinical care. The role will also offer networking expertise and navigation to a range of specialist mental health supports to ensure each person once assessed receives the best possible care in the right place at the right time by the right supporting service.

Candidates should have extensive clinical knowledge and experience across a range of mental health settings. Candidates will need to hold or be willing to work towards a prescribing qualification and be able to offer diagnosis and treatment plans across all mental health conditions and presentations. Experience in leading meetings, presentation skills and offering training and education to professionals across a range of specialities will be essential.

Main duties of the job

  • Work with patients who have a severe mental illness and/or complex emotional needs who do not meet the criteria for secondary care services and are too complex for IAPT services to support shared decision-making about self-management; facilitate onward access to treatment services; and provide brief evidence-based psychological interventions, where qualified to do so, where the intervention can be safely offered outside of a multi-disciplinary mental health team
  • Work closely with other PCN-based roles to address wider patient needs, e.g. PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support
  • Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate
  • Provide a consultation, advice, triage and liaison function, supported by the local community mental health provider through robust clinical governance structures to maintain quality and safety, including supervision where appropriate
  • Provide clinical leadership to other ARRS mental health practitioner roles, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaches

About us

You will be employed by TEWV but will be 100% deployed into the PCN. Support will be given to you by both the PCN and other staff that work in the Tees Valley PCN Service within TEWV. Other members of the team are an Associate Nurse Consultant, Team Manager, Advanced Mental Health Practitioners, Senior Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaches.

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/Experience Essential
  • RMN / RNLD/ (CAMHS Only) RSCN, current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council and
  • Postgraduate diploma in a subject relevant to the area of practice Or in the absence of postgraduate o Willingness to work towards a post grad diploma within 2 years, And the following
  • A recognised qualification in a governed therapy/advanced clinical qualification e.g Family Therapy/CBT/DBT/NMP
  • Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor or currently in progress of achieving
  • Significant experience working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field.
  • Significant experience working with patients who display risk behaviours
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management

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