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Lead Clinician – BRS

Job Reference: 449-CS1118

Solent NHS Trust
Building Resilience and Strength Service
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a pro rata

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If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Building Resilience and Strength team (BRS) is Southampton’s multi agency CAMHS Crisis Intervention Team and we are excited to be recruiting to a new and unique position of Lead Nurse to strengthen our integrated senior leadership team.

The BRS has embraced their transformation journey over recent years in line with Future in Mind priorities and the NHS Long Term Plan to provide an integrated multi agency crisis care response service to some of the most at risk and vulnerable children and young people in Southampton. The service provides short to medium term high intensity intervention with the aim of preventing hospital admission or placement outside of the family home. The service works in very close partnership with the Specialist CAMHS and Social Work teams alongside other key partner relationships within education and third sector providers. Multi agency partnership working is strong within Southampton and this is well demonstrated by this long standing service made up of a wide range of multi-agency professionals demonstrating the positive outcomes that are able to be achieved for young people when health, social care and education work cohesively together.

As part of this Solent NHS Trust recognises the important and pivotal role we play in the service to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people. We are therefore looking to recruit a Lead Nurse to work alongside our senior managers and other lead professionals to continually drive up quality and deliver expert evidence based clinical practice for the benefit of children, young people and the families accessing the BRS.

As the service continues in its transformation journey we are looking for a Lead Nurse to head up our crisis intervention pathway. You will be responsible for shaping it’s development and ensuring that the pathway aligns with other interventions from the BRS and pathways in SpCAMHS so that children and young people experience a seamless service that is attuned to their needs.

Your role will ensure that you have the appropriate mix of clinical work, alongside leadership activities, quality assurance and the delivery of clinical supervision to other colleagues in the service. In return you will receive clinical supervision from our Nurse Consultant in CAMHS. You will have shared responsibility with other senior colleagues for oversight of evidence based care pathways which span across the Specialist CAMHS team and the BRS. You will have experience of, and a strong commitment to, quality improvement which is able to be underpinned by regular audit cycles as one part of the overall governance framework for the service.

This is an exciting post which will appeal to colleagues committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills and experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

We look forward to discussing the role further with interested candidates and receiving your application.

For an informal discussion please contact Chantal Homan, Service and Quality Manager, on 07795046274, or Lindsey Hunt, BRS Team Manager, on 023 8083 4430.


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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