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Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
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4 Greenland Road, London NW1 0AS
£37,368 - £44,780 p.a. inclusive of HCAS
21/04/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Specialist (Nurse/OT Or Social Worker)

Band 6

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.

The C&I Early Intervention Service is in the process of an exciting expansion.

Our ambition is to be a Gold Standard Service, faithful to the EIP model, capable of having a real impact on relapse rates, inpatient admissions and service user recovery in terms of social inclusion, maximising strengths and potential. We would like to invite the most energetic, motivated and competent practitioners to join us in moving further towards this goal.

The Camden  EIS team has an opportunity for a Band 6 Clinical Specialist (Nurse / OT / Social Worker) . We are an innovative and forward-thinking team working with service users experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP).

The team is a  well-established, multi-disciplinary team serving the culturally diverse London Borough of Camden. 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, participating in several multi-Centre studies.

The service aims are:

  • To offer early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of FEP.
    • To offer person centred, 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 post holder will act as care co-ordinator for a defined group of clients. The team is looking to recruit an individual who can work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team structure.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base of health and psycho-social interventions for first episode psychosis clients. This post would suit applicants with prior experience in mental health wishing to develop their skills in a community setting. Team members benefit from a supportive team environment, with clinical supervision, peer support and training including the Early Intervention training programme. There is also the opportunity to contribute to the development and evaluation of a group programme for service users.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Rachel Busby
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Service Manager
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Rachel Busby EIS Service Manager ( 07768 607601)

Clive Boyd  Camden EIS Team Manager (020 3317 6270)