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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-377-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
West CAMHS, Kirkstall Health Centre
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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At Leeds Community Healthcare, we are hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is doing. Offering pioneering care, we are pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to our Service Users. We are entering a new phase of service transformation and we are exploring and reviewing how we provide to children and young people presenting with a variety of mental health needs across the city of Leeds.

We are committed to going beyond expectations by ensuring young people and their families are at the heart of decisions about their welfare, and the future of our services. In line with Local and National Targets, we are striving to provide a service in the most young person friendly way, intervening early to promote a better experience and better outcomes for children and young people.
Our approach is progressive - from harnessing digital technology to developing joined-up, multi-agency working. We offer excellent training and development, plus a uniquely satisfying experience of making a difference. Join us and you will too be a step ahead.

Your role will be that of a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the West Community CAMHS Team. CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary service which offers assessment and treatment to young people and families with a range of mental health difficulties. You will work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, offering an assessment clinic, inputting and contributing into clinical pathways and offering therapeutic interventions within this.
You will be able to demonstrate:
. Significant experience of working in the mental health field with children, young people and their families
. High level of knowledge
. An ability to assess children and young people with complex mental health needs

This post is open to Nurses with mental health experience and a professional registration. A non-Medical prescribing qualification would be beneficial but is not essential. However a commitment to undertake such training, fully supported by the service is essential.

At Band 7 you will work closely alongside other mental health practitioners to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate client care and interventions at a specialist level. You will be responsible for holding a clinical caseload aiming to reduce the impact of mental health and/or neuro-developmental difficulties in young people and assist in their CAMHS journey. There will be opportunities to take a lead role in identified areas within the service, including offering supervision to other members of the team.

Experience of multi-agency and team working, as well as the ability to work autonomously are essential for this role.

The post holder will be based at Kirkstall Health Centre. The post is 0.8 WTE (4 days) with the service running Monday to Friday 9 - 5.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality. If you currently do not have access to a vehicle, we do offer lease car and salary sacrifice schemes as one of our staff benefits. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Next steps

It is highly recommended that you contact the service prior to interview for further information. To arrange an informal visit or to discuss the role, please contact either Julia Berry West CAMHS Team Manager on 01138432710 or in her absence Diane Browne Professional Lead for Nursing on 0113 3057200 or Kate Burns, Service Manager on 0113 3057200

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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