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CYP Mental Health Practice Development Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
NEL Intergrated Care Board has a vision for children and young people to be providing children with Mental ill health excellent, innovation safe and compassionate care for our children and young people in East London. This post has been created to support the care of children with mental ill health who are in Acute Care settings and the post holders will cover three Hospital Trust Barts NHS Trust, Barking Havering & Redbridge University Trust and The Homerton.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Mental Health Practitioners to support and educate staff caring for children and young people with mental ill health whilst being cared for in an acute hopsital setting .This role can be part or full time and we would also welcome staff who may wish to be seconded to the role. You will need a passion for supporting children with mental ill health but also to teaching and developing staff to effectively and creatively engage our staff teams.

The CYP MH Practice development nurse will work across NEL with the Acute Trust to support the teams in their care of young people with mental ill health , gain in confidence improve patient experience and itr is hoped design a programme of training that will provide sustained change and improvement.

Main duties of the job

The role of the CYP Mental Health Practice Development Nurse is pivotal is supporting paediatric staff from all disciplines and will work closely CYP Mental Health Crisis Services in delivering innovative models of care whilst contributing to supporting staff in the assessment, care and discharge planning of children and young people who present in crisis to the Acute medical setting.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Creating an environment for staff development that is supportive and encourages staff education relating to CYP Mental Health.
  • Be responsible for the continuing development of evolving competency-based frameworks for Registered Childrens Nurses, Health Care Assistants, play specialists and support staff, monitoring and evaluating its effectiveness relating to CYP Mental Health.
  • Through a process of support/supervision enable ward staff/teams to assess, prescribe/develop, implement and evaluate standards/programmes of care, providing advice and support to develop methods to evaluate care delivered where required relating to CYP Mental Health.
  • Participate in student nurse teaching and support relating to CYP Mental Health.
  • Keep updated a data base for all mandatory training, continued professional development and degree training, with attendance, completion and feedback.
  • Ensure that agreed standards are followed to provide a safe environment for both children and young people with Mental Health needs
  • Ensure that effective communication exists between themselves, nursing colleagues, medical staff, multidisciplinary teams, patients and/or their relatives, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate
  • Facilitate and participate in research projects and use findings to change practice where appropriate
  • Deliver educational programmes in relation to Clinical Practice and Professional Development to support service delivery
  • Carrying out other managerial duties as required by the senior nurse/matron and commensurate with the level of the post

Person Specification



  • oRSCN/RN Child
  • oAssessing and mentoring qualification Safeguarding level 3
  • oEducated to degree level or working towards


  • oRN Mental Health



  • oWorked within a children's mental health setting
  • oExperience at Band 6
  • oFormal teaching and service improvement experience
  • oFormal managerial experience
  • oConfident and adaptable role model


  • oAbility to lead change
  • oEvidence of involvement in project management.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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