Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist In Mental Health

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Royal Brompton and Har
Middlesex, Harefield
Competitive salary
18 Feb 2021
28 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
On 1st February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals became part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - a truly once-in a generation development. Together, we are taking our first steps towards our vision of creating a brand-new centre of excellence, which will be the global leader in the research into and treatment of heart and lung disease in patients from pre-birth to old age. We are developing some exciting plans and we want you to join us - so come and help to change the shape of healthcare for our heart and lung patients world-wide.

Band 7 CNS- Mental Health

Shift: 37.5 Hours Per Week, Monday to Friday,

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dynamic, independent and confident Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mental health on a permanent contract.

This role of CNS is autonomous and will require knowledge and experience in assessing and supporting patients with complex physical and mental health needs.You will be a source of mental health knowledge and expertise, providing support to staff in their day to day management of patients with acute psychological and mental health problems. Liaising with external mental health services will be a key part of the role to ensure the safe discharge or transfer of patients to local mental health services.

You will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist, the Trust Lead Nurse for Mental Health and a team of very experienced Clinical Psychologists within a supportive MDT. Patients are referred from Critical care, Transplant Unit and cardiothoracic and cardiology wards. The role will input mental health triage, risk assessment and intervention across multiple patient wards, including intensive care.

High standards of patient-centred care and excellent communication skills are essential to achieve the best possible outcomes as well as for recovery. Due to the strong commitment to evidence-based practice throughout the Trust, CPD is supported and staff are encouraged to be involved in audit, research and policy development and to attend and present at conferences where appropriate.

Closing date: 28th February 2021

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For more information or an informal visit please contact Gemma Tunnell, Trust lead Nurse in Mental Health at

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Staff benefits include: subsidised childcare facilities, occupational pension scheme, personal development and training opportunities, flexible working and subsidised accommodation is available on both sites.

To ensure that our workforce is representative of the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals have a duty to safeguard all patients and provide additional measures for patients who are less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of ALL adults, children and young people in the Trust. This including patients, visitors and those using our facilities. Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect and is fundamental to high-quality health.

Due to the popularity of some positions, we reserve the right to close the vacancies early on receipt of sufficient applicants.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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