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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
80 St Stephens Road, Norwich
£33,222 - £43,041 gross per annum
27/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you passionate about supporting young people struggling with their mental health?

Are you motivated, flexible and enjoy working in a faced paced and sometimes challenging environment?

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Crisis Assessment and Intensive Support Team in Central Norfolk (CAIST). 

CAIST is a short-term team who provides support to young people under the aged of 18 experiencing mental health crisis to try to avoid hospitalisation and reduce risks around self-harm and suicide. They do this by working intensively with young people and their families at home, school and in the community. The team also works with the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital to assess and support young people attending the hospital in crisis.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist role in the team would include taking part in a Rota to attend the hospital, holding a small caseload of CAIST patients, providing supervision and developmental support to other team members, liaising with partner teams and agencies, and potentially opportunities to support groups or treatment within the wider youth service. Knowledge and experience of DBT and/or other evidence based therapeutic interventions is essential, as is experience of risk management. A non medical prescribing qualification would be desirable but not essential.

The team works between the hours of 8am to midnight Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm Sat, Sun and bank holidays and the role would require shift working across these times.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on the 5th February 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Rachel Morris

Community Team Manager

03300 581840

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137