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Clinical Nurse Specialist

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    Staffing / Employment Agencies

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  • Salary:

    £45753 - £51668

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  • Published:

    about 5 hours ago

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  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Candidate Description

As part of the transformation of community services, West Cumbria Community Mental Health Team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician to join the team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. We would expect the successful candidate to be a pivotal member of the leadership team supporting service development across both psychosis and non psychosis pathways; although clinical expertise might be in one pathway, we would expect the post holder to have clinical knowledge and experience to support all pathways. The post will be an opportunity for development in all aspects of the role; clinical expertise, leadership and service development and the successful candidate would be supported to access relevant training and development opportunities to this post . The post holder will provide specialist assessment and hold a caseload. This will include delivering a range of nursing and psychological interventions to individual patients and their families, as appropriate. We require someone who has highly developed clinical skills, including expert knowledge of risk assessment and management skills, who can work autonomously and assist and support colleagues in making decisions about treatment and care in complex situations. The post holder will play an integral part in service development including education, training and development of staff (including statutory and none statutory services) as well as providing clinical supervision to the Clinical Leads within the team. Applicants must have a post graduate qualification or be working towards at Masters Level or equivalent; have clinical leadership experience and extensive experience working within a relevant clinical setting. Having an NMP qualification is desirable but not essential however we would expect the successful candidate to work towards this.

Employer Description

Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve. CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.