Staff Nurse - Clinical Nurse Specialist Career Development Post in ED

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Career development post offering accredited training to support career progression. The position is open to Mental Health Nurses, along with LD, Paediatric and General Nursing staff. This position would be ideal for recently qualified staff looking to take the next step.

This post will specifically train you to develop the skills needed to progress to the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist within the NHS. This is designed to support you to progress from Band 5 to Band 6, once all necessary requirements are met.

The post is designed to give you a secure grounding in psychological therapies. Over the time you work with us, you will be given the opportunity to complete Motivational Enhancement Training and become proficient in its delivery. You will become familiar with trauma focused care. You will be given the option to complete at least one of the following courses, or more according to your interests: Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) Introductory Course (2 days) and CBT-E and CBT Introductory Course. We will offer you the opportunity to spend time shadowing and understanding the role of your MDT colleagues. Once you have progressed to Band 6, we will support you to develop your knowledge in the field of your choice, this could include Dietetics, Family Therapy Training (provided by ARU) Years 1 and 2, further CBT training, Cognitive Analytical Therapy.

Main duties of the job

The Phoenix Centre is one of the very few remaining NHS units in the country that treats young people between the ages of 12-18, with Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders. We are looking for highly motivated staff who wish to progress in their career and develop the specialised skills necessary to support the young people under our care.

The successful candidate will be supervised by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, in addition to being given opportunities to shadow this role. Our hope is to instil confidence and guide you to progress forwards into a senior clinical position within the NHS.

Eating disorders can be associated with high levels of co-morbidity, such as Depression, OCD, Social Phobia, Anxiety Disorders, Emotional Instability and sometimes Psychosis. This in combination with the complex family dynamics that can co-exist with the illness means that staff who join us are able to develop strong generic psychiatric skills in the management of multiple diagnoses, alongside highly specialised skills that can only really be learnt on a unit such as The Phoenix.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

The successful candidate will be trained to deliver Individual Keyworker Sessions and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). There is also the opportunity to attend a 2-day Introduction to Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT); as we hold biweekly Case Discussions, externally supervised by the current Vice Chair of The Association of Cognitive Analytical Therapy; in which we use the principles of CAT, to formulate cases and provide a reflective thinking space. Our Nurses are also welcomed to join Family Therapy Sessions and our Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Assessment in the first week of admission.

Although your base will be at the Phoenix Centre, there are significant opportunities for personal development, on our sister units: the Darwin Centre for Young People, a general adolescent inpatient unit and The Croft, our younger childrens inpatient service. It is an expectation and desire that nursing staff will undertake personal competency development on all our units to meet skill development and service delivery needs. The appointment will be to the Tier 4 Childrens Inpatient Services within CPFT. The Trust operates a rotational shift pattern that includes weekend working when required by the unit/Trust. Although infrequent, you may be asked to undertake individual shifts on other units to meet the needs of the service and fulfil the Trusts duty of care to all its patients.

Additional excellent opportunities for staff include:
  • Preceptorship Development Programme and Induction Training
  • Continuous Professional Development via Royal college of Nursing / Psychiatrist
  • Excellent Revalidation Support
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy Training
  • Sensory Approaches Training
  • 2 Day Cognitive Analytical Training Day with ongoing CAT supervision
  • Weekly Yoga class for staff and patients
  • PRIDE Trust Recognition Award (Professional. Respect. Innovation. Dignity. Empowerment)
  • Free parking
  • Relocation Package will be considered
  • Strong links with Local University ARU

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
  • NMC registration
  • Post graduate qualification relating to ward specialism
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Additional qualification for specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic level of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience relating to ward specialism
  • Lived experience of mental health
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
  • Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
  • Level of good assertiveness skills
  • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning
  • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs
  • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Basic understanding of legislation relating to care including - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act
  • The Trust's 7C's and Respect Enable Values (REV) initiative expectations

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