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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2020.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 222-LS-CAMHS-42-B

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Location:
Ealing T3 Adolescent Team, Southall
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, ambitious, and motivated RMN who has post registration training and substantial experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health to join our Adolescent Community Service at Ealing CAMHS.

Ealing CAMHS is a well-established multidisciplinary Tier 3 Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service which is based at 1 Armstrong Way, Southall UB2 4SA

The Adolescent Community Service offers specialist assessment, therapeutic interventions and support to young people who are presenting with serious mental health difficulties. The Team is an innovative and creative team who value multi-disciplinary working. It is a well-functioning team which provides excellent development opportunities and support structures.

The post holder will also be part of the thriving 3-borough CAMHS Nursing Team and he/she will be offered high quality and consistent supervision from within the service. In addition good opportunities for continuing professional development will be offered, alongside other supports.

We are looking for a RMN who is able to demonstrate a commitment to creative engagement with a culturally diverse population of young people, shows initiative, is a team player and is able to communicate ideas clearly to both professionals and young people alike. He/she will also need to be flexible and have the necessary skills and experience to provide high quality care that is both evidence based and client focussed.

The above post is offered on a permanent full-time basis. We would like to invite applications from RMN’s who have substantial experience working in a CAMH Service and post registration training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health. (Experience working in a CAMH Service is an essential criterion for the post and applicants who do not have this experience will not be shortlisted).

To arrange a visit or for informal discussions, please contact: Ann Simms Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist on ann.simms@westlondon.nhs.uk

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAnn SimmsJob titleLead Clinical Nurse SpecialistEmail addressann.simms@westlondon.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff


At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust




We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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