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Clinical Specialist - Nurse

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

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Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an Clinical Specialist - Nurse to join the Sedgefield and Dales Community Mental Health Team within Mental Health Services for Older People at Auckland Park Hospital. The post is being offered on a fixed term/secondment basis to cover maternity leave of the existing post holder.

We are looking for someone who will enjoy a challenge, remains calm under pressure, is enthusiastic and can make a difference.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, have good leadership skills with a commitment to providing a high-quality services and dedicated to enhancing the clinical role.

Main duties of the job

Provide Clinical Supervision and Oversight to Nursing staff

Support wider leadership within the Community Mental Health Team

Undertake Complex Assessments and work to guidelines of the Dementia and Functional Pathways

Support process of caseload management and undertake audits as required

Liaise with partner organisations such as GP's, District Nurses, the voluntary sector and Social Services

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Clinical Specialist - Nurse role is looking towards enhancing and leading the nursing team, alongside the leadership team - looking at developing skills and knowledge.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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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