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Clinical Specialist- Personality Disorder

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

This opportunity is for a registered professional to join a specialist Community Mental Health Team as a Care Coordinator working with people who have needs relating to a given diagnosis of 'Personality Disorder' under the Care Programme Approach.

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust covers a large, urban population in Central London and current statistics tell us that with a population of almost 500,000 people, the number of people who have complex needs relating to trauma, who might be given a diagnosis of Personality Disorder, is 5.7 people per 100. The majority of people stay within the Primary Care system however many require more specialist input to understand their needs and make healthy changes to their thinking and behaviours.

The focus of the role will be that of individual assessment and intervention delivered within the framework of NICE guidelines. Evidence based practice maximises service user's strengths and for the Community Team this is with specific reference to the Structured Clinical Management Model to guide best practice. The post holder will be responsible for a defined caseload and will formulate appropriate specialist care plans, providing skilled interventions and care to high risk service users with complex mental health and social care needs.

As a registered Nurse/Health Care Professional (with NMC/HCPC reg.) the post holder will be responsible for working in way that promotes levels of excellence in the team and operates to the requirements of the service operational policy and strategy, and that safe, evidence based, effective, culturally competent care is delivered in a timely manner to service users.

In return the service offers its entire staff a high level of supervision & support, frequent training opportunities and a clear pathway of career development.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.
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