Clinical Specialist

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
31878.00 - 42046.00 GBP Annual
12 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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 are welcoming so you feel valued
  • We are respectful so you can feel understood
  • We are kind so you can feel cared for
  • We are professional so you can feel safe
  • We work as a team so you feel involved
  • We are positive so you can feel hopeful

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

To go along with our Trust values and to help us achieve our Key priorities we have developed 4 Cultural pillars:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

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.

Camden & Islington Personality Disorder Service - Community Team

The Community Team are a multidisciplinary team including social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and a Consultant Psychiatrist. The Team are all experienced professionals who have had specialist training in working with people who have complex needs that are characterized as personality disorder. The Team is part of a larger Personality Disorder Service, working alongside both MBT and DBT Teams to provide a specialist service that is made up of the experience and expertise that have been clinically shown to be most effective in working with people who have this diagnosis.

How we work:

The Team utilises the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) model; a model that gives clinicians a framework to guide their work with service users based on psychologically informed best practice. The essence of SCM is based on a therapeutic model with case management/advocacy support; problem solving and including self-defined goals and active crisis planning as part of the on-going work, with medication as an adjunct where appropriate. All of these elements are aimed at engaging people in a way that means they continue to be as independent as possible.

This approach is not a rigid one but it does give a clear understanding of the ethos that underpins all of our work, one of working with people's strengths and abilities to build a life around their own positive goals.

Service users allocated to the Community Team will be placed under the Care Programme Approach if they meet the criteria; we also work within other legal frameworks that are applicable to mental health services and safeguarding those who are a part of this.

The Team works with people around social care as well as psychological needs. This includes housing, financial, physical health, safeguarding and Direct Payment issues that may arise.

The opportunity:

The Community Team currently has a vacancy for a fixed term Band 6 Clinical Specialist Practitioner.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered professional, who has previous experience of working with this client group, to develop these skills further and be part of a developing service that is dedicated to building positive futures for the staff team as well as the client group. Core skills within this role will draw significantly on assessment of need and formulations of service users difficulties as well as focused work with both health and social care needs.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. 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.