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Registered Nurse - Young Person Mental Health and Learning Disability

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to appoint a Band 5 Registered Nurse (mental health/learning disability) to our Inspire CAMHS Inpatient Unit.

You will be passionate about delivering a high standard of care, working with young people; their families and the professionals who support them to ensure that the care offered is needs based keeping the young person at the heart of all decisions about them.

Inspire consists of Orion, 9 bedded General Adolescent Unit (GAU; including a High Dependency Area) and Nova, 4 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), both deliver a progressive and innovative service model from a newly built state of the art building. The service has recently received 2 national Design in Mental Health Awards for Project of the Year New Build 2021 and Clinical Team 2021.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, forward thinking and will preferably have experience of working within an inpatient environment or be able to clearly demonstrate strong mental health experiences.

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in providing a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people, whilst providing support to individual young people and their families. The environment on the unit is therapeutic in helping teach young people through modelling and scaffolding, healthy ways of forming, maintaining and repairing relationships. Young people will be supported to develop social and emotional understanding and skills through the experience of being on the unit and this will help them to better understand themselves and the way they relate to others.

All successful candidates will be offered a comprehensive and structured development package and informal clinical and professional development. Clinical supervision and facilitated reflective practice are key elements of this.

The service operates the shift model of Long day and Night shifts across at 7 day period.

Opportunities to work on a 6 month rotational basis with CAMHS Crisis and Intensive Home Treatment may be available

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oPart III or 13 of NMC live register
  • oDegree or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning in either nursing, mental health, learning disability or related area
  • oWillingness to undertake mentorship training and responsibilities
  • oBe on the live register for mentors
  • oDemonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students
  • oEvidence of current CPD/formal qualifications at an advanced level e.g. degree or post graduate level or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning
Experience Essential
  • oWillingness to undertake and complete preceptorship; facilitating the transition for newly qualified nurse booklet and core competency development programme.
  • oAppropriate knowledge/experience of working in mental health/learning disability clinical practice areas
  • oUnderstanding of caseload management and care co-ordination responsibilities
  • oEvidence of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • oSuccessful completion of preceptorship
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • oEvidence of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • oEvidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • oAct as Care Programme Approach (CPA) co-ordinator
Knowledge Essential
  • oA broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • oAn understanding of relevant clinical practice/standards within identified clinical area
  • oStandard IT skills
  • oFull understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. NSF, Social Inclusion
  • oFull understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
Personal Attributes Essential
  • oAble to demonstrate effective inter-personal/communication skills
  • oEvidence of good time management skills
  • oAwareness of leadership/management skills and qualities
  • oAbility to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment

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