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Developmental Staff Nurse/Senior Staff Nurse - Sowenna

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate Band 5 Nurse to join our team at Sowenna to develop into a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse role. The Postholder will have access to regular supervision and be provided with excellent opportunities for professional development.

Sowenna, meaning success is Cornwall's first Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Inpatient Unit providing treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18yrs and working collaboratively with the Community CAMHS teams, ensuring a seamless whole service approach.

Our emphasis is on providing a therapeutic environment, offering a holistic approach to treatment in a safe and supported space which promotes rehabilitation and recovery. We work with various professionals, carers and community staff to ensure effective delivery of care and a planned, safe and timely discharge.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidatewill be required to shift lead amulti-disciplinary staff team and the management and provision of quality evidence based interventions, advice, support and care for children and young people with health and social care needs and their family and carers within the clinical area.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing services and practices that provide high quality care and interventions and will be required to worklong days/nights.

Safe and effective delivery of care will be expected alongside compliance with The Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Current Professional Registration - NMC
  • Current Professional qualification in Mental Health nursing - RNMH or RNLD
  • Evidence of continues professional development


  • Mentorship or supervision training

Skills and Aptitude


  • Caring attitude and ability to develop therapeutic relationships with young people and their families
  • Skills in assessment, care planning and therapeutic intervention with young people who are experiencing severe mental health problems, and their families
  • Ability to manage young people who may be displaying high emotion, distress or challenging behaviour in a calm, caring and planned way according to Trust policies and best professional practice
  • A good working knowledge of the needs of children, adolescents and families with behavioural, relationship and emotional problems

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sowenna Unit


PL31 2QT

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