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Clinical Nurse Specialist IST Autism Adult

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Nurse, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for a newly formed, forward thinking organisation? An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the ongoing development of the All Age Intensive Support team. We are looking for a band 7 Registered nurse (RNLD/ RMN) to join the newest part of the team specialising in Adult Autism.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated registered nurse who has experience of delivering high quality, person centred services with the aim of achieving positive life outcomes for individuals. In conjunction with a MDT you will deliver a high quality service aimed to provide specialist intervention with a view to providing care within the person's home.

The IST forms part of the wider Black Country offer supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities and Autism who are experiencing difficulties which may otherwise lead to placement breakdown or hospital admission. As such the team is reliant upon the interface between services within and outside of Black Country Trust.

This is a challenging but rewarding role and we encourage applications from experienced RMN and RNLD's as we believe having a diverse workforce will lead to better outcomes for our service users. Experienced in working with Autistic people is desirable but not essential to apply, however we do encourage applications from individuals who are flexible, positive and open to exploring alternative approaches.

Main duties of the job

Working intensively with individuals who have a primary diagnosis of Autism who are also experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or behaviour of such a degree or intensity that placement breakdown or hospital admission is likely to occur without intervention

Work in partnership with other disciplines

Developing and intensively supporting the implementation of a variety of interventions aimed to stabilise a person so that they can remain at home or to reduce the length of hospital stay where this is indicated for safety

Deliver training, workshops, supervision and modelling to those supporting autistic people

Deliver safe, compassionate and meaningful interventions in line with governance standards

You need:

To be a confident and competent practitioner, who can work autonomously.

Be confident and effective in clinically coordinating the assessment and intervention processes of the clinical pathway

Communicate efficiently with key stakeholders

Build and maintain professional relationships with key stake holders

Effectively manage time and be able to prioritise own workload, seeking support where needed from colleagues

Give direction and supervision to others in formal and informal settings

Be passionate about upholding the rights of autistic people, their family's and their cares

Have good IT skills

Supervision of junior staff and holding personal development conversations

Participate in reflective practice and service development

About us

At Black Country NHS Foundation Trust we are building a high calibre, inclusive and diverse mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will that will transform mental health care and deliver healthier and happier lives across all our communities.

The trust is rated as 'Good' by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across the Black Country. We have recently invested in created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well as launching a far reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families

As the post involves working across the 4 Black Country areas having a full driving licence and car is essential to the role. The team operates an 8-8 service so flexible working is necessary between these hours as dictated by the needs of the service and its users. This includes Bank Holidays and weekends.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For the Clinical Nurse Specialist role please see Job Description for full details of what the post entails.

Person Specification
Essential and desirable
  • Registered Nurse RNLD or RMN
  • Post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience in relevant clinical, professional or managerial role.
  • Evidence of ongoing continued professional development.
  • Experience in operational and/or project management role in the NHS.
  • Experience of leading service developments.
  • Experience of services/projects and delivering clinical services to people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Autism.
  • Experience of delivering service changes and developments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Community LD Services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and proposed initiatives impacting on LD health services.
  • Demonstrate trust behaviours
  • Experience of using appropriate methods of communication
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring other members of the time
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Experience of using IT systems and packages
  • Able to travel to meetings and appointments

  • Qualification in coaching or mentoring.
  • Postgraduate qualification in management and/or leadership
  • Leadership or other organisational development training
  • Experience of working with Autistic adults
  • Knowledge of local commissioning and provider context including health and social care.

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