Clinical Nurse Specialist

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area NurseGrade Band 6Contract PermanentHours 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 455-MH2138-LM Site 4 Greenland RoadTown LondonSalary £33,660 - £43,307 per annum inclusive of HCASClosing 15/11/2018 23:59

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.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced RMN to join a forward thinking and innovative service. Islington Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) is recruiting to their team working with service users experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP).

Islington EIS is a well-established, multi-disciplinary team serving the culturally diverse London Borough of Islington. The team promotes a full symptomatic and social recovery, with an emphasis on assisting service users into valued education and occupation. The team also has a strong research ethic, with the team participating in several multi-Centre studies. Islington EIS has been working with FEP clients aged 18-65 since 2012.

The service aims are:

• To offer early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of FEP.
• To offer person centered, individual, culturally sensitive care, with an emphasis on increasing stability, skill development and developing social roles.
• To maximize both symptomatic and social recovery after a first episode of psychosis through effective engagement with service users.
• To minimize the service user’s first experiences of service contact being disconcerting or stigmatizing
• To support and educate carers, and involve them as fully as possible in service users’ care.

The successful applicant will be a qualified nurse with experience of supporting individuals (and their families) with psychosis in a community setting and of managing a caseload.

The successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their leadership skills, supervise junior staff and will deputise for the Team Manager at times. Other development activities include peer support, regular supervision and participation in the EIS training programme.

Applicants are advised the selection process will comprise of a written test and interview.

Interview Date TBC (28/29 November 2018).

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.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

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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