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Senior Clinical Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
294-CAMHS-3816940-JB
Site
Jubilee Health Centre
Town
Wallington
Salary
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/01/2022 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

The Nurse role will be part of the Tier 2 Sutton Alliance provision in the London Borough of Sutton   to help and support the Child or Young Person at their most vulnerable time.

The Nursing Post will be based within the Sutton Civic for four days a week working as part of the Children’s First Contact Service (CFCS) and one day a week in the CAMHS Single Point of Assessment.

For the four days you will support the restorative practice agenda of the Local Authority by providing restorative practice group-based supervision across CFCS Teams and therapeutic intervention. This also includes providing consultation across teams and attendance at relevant Panel meetings. Even though you will be based within the Local Authority your links will be strong with the Local CAMHS Service

Another key function will be to support the integration of assessment where Children and Young People present with Mental Health / Emotional Well Being where there are also social contextual issues. The role will complement liaison between CAMHS and Social Care.

For the final day you will be based in the CAMHS Single Point of Assessment assisting with assessment and sign posting ensuring Children and Young People reach the most suitable pathway within the locally agreed time frames.

An excellent opportunity for a Nurse to develop their CAMHS Nursing expertise by assisting the integrating of CAMHS into the Local Authority setting helping to enhance the existing early help model

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be adept at prioritising the activities that will provide the most efficient, effective and safe pathway and escalate any concerns that will prevent adverse events from occurring

The post holder will be responsible for the development and monitoring of the assigned care pathway quality and improvement plans. The post holder will ensure all clinical effectiveness systems are embedded and sustainable (this will include audit and evidence based care)

The post holder will be required to undertake advanced clinical assessment, safety planning and risk management which will be subject to an agreed work plan.  

The post holder will work closely with the Trust-wide lead for restrictive practice and physical health to ensure a standard improvement model is adapted across all inpatient pathways.

Working for our organisation

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A Registered Nurse with an established clinical nursing background who has successfully completed a period of academic education and clinical supervision to be competent against the RCNs competency requirements for a Senior Nurse Practitioner.  

Evidence of significant post registration education and development at degree level or equivalent 

In depth current post-registration nursing experience within a clinical speciality  Extensive 

knowledge and expertise across a number of areas e.g. clinical, infection control, nutrition, safeguarding 

Significant professional leadership, professional development, clinical governance and supervision and appraisal

Evidence of understanding and developing nursing policy and practice, education and research within the context of a multidisciplinary setting

Evidence of contribution to practice and service development and the ability to translate strategic intent into operational reality

Excellent analytical, problem solving skills and information handling skills

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • A Registered Nurse with an established clinical nursing background who has successfully completed a period of academic education and clinical supervision to be competent against the RCNs competency requirements for a Senior Nurse Practitioner.
  • Evidence of significant post registration education and development at degree level or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Significant management and or leadership training

Experience

Essential criteria
  • In depth current post-registration nursing experience within a clinical speciality Extensive
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise across a number of areas e.g. clinical, infection control, nutrition, safeguarding
  • Experience of managing a wide variety of projects
  • Significant professional leadership, professional development, clinical governance and supervision and appraisal

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Current knowledge of relevant professional and NHS policy initiatives within the clinical speciality
  • Evidence of understanding and developing nursing policy and practice, education and research within the context of a multidisciplinary setting
  • Evidence of contribution to practice and service development and the ability to translate strategic intent into operational reality
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving skills and information handling skills
  • Evidence of being able to communicate with and engage front line clinical staff and clinical leaders
  • Natural partnership worker – supports and challenges people to work together to develop pathways that enhance service quality, care continuity and economy which may go across
Desirable criteria
  • A demonstrable knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice in specialist area
  • Experience of effective redesign and improvement methodolgies
  • Knowledge of QII and evidence based models of care for acute and rehab services.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Laura Stokes
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Email address
Laura.Stokes@swlstg.nhs.uk
Telephone number
020 3513 3800
Additional information

Matthew Willoughby, Service Manager, CAMHS) 020 3513 3800 matthew.willoughby@swlstg.nhs.uk