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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2021.

Clinical Bed Manager

Job Reference: 263-CAMHS-008

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Teesside / Northumberland
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

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.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

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, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

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.

Are you looking for a new challenge and a rewarding progressive career in Children’s Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing in the North East of England?

Due to an expansion of our Children and Young Peoples Inpatient Services at CNTW are looking for a caring, empathetic, enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a passion to improve the lives of children and young people who require care in an inpatient setting. Staff coming into our Children and Young people’s inpatient services will have excellent opportunity for both personal development and career progression.

We are looking for a Clinical Case Manager to support our service.

The post will also be part of a wider service development aimed at improving how we deliver care to children and young people in order to improve quality, reduce the need for admissions, minimise length of inpatient stay and to deliver care as close to the individuals home as possible.

The current CYPS Clinical Case Management Team is presently based at Ferndene Hospital and is expanding to cover a new Unit in Teesside.

The new Unit is a 10-bed General Admission Unit for children and young people up to 18 years of age which will provide assessment and treatment for young people diagnosed with complex mental health problems.

The posts are aimed at supporting young people more effectively through their journey of care, and ensuring that admission, transition and discharge plans are robust and effective. The posts are located across both Northumberland and Teesside. There is a key focus on working with young people throughout their pathway of care within both inpatient and community settings and therefore there will be a requirement for some travel across the North East and North Cumbria.

We are seeking applications from registered Health or Social Care professionals with experience of working within inpatient mental health and/or learning disability settings. We are interested in appointing dedicated and committed staff that possess a desire to work with children and young people and who can demonstrate their ability to engage and work collaboratively with others/partner agencies and understand complex systems in order to support effective pathways.

You will need to be motivated, resilient with good negotiation and assertiveness skills and have a range of experience to draw from in relation to chairing/managing complex meetings involving a variety of professionals and organisations, knowledge and understanding of external partners, financial flows, wider health and social care systems and have experience of compiling reports and recording/reporting data.

The role relies heavily on the post-holders ability to develop effective working relationships both internal and external to the organisation, e.g. with NHSE, Local Authority’s, CCG’s and placement providers and to have an ability to successfully manage difficult and complex situations.

You will receive regular support and supervision and have the opportunity to access professional development from an outstanding employer. The post holder will be expected to actively engage in the Trusts supervision and continuing professional development process.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Janice O’Hare Complex Cases & Out of Area Treatments - 07747 562471

Jill Stewart Associate Director Children’s Specialist Services - 077765898827

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

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If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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.

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