This role is only suitable for registered mental health and / or learning disability nurses, please do not apply if you do not have a relevant qualification.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered mental health or learning disability nurse within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit. Mill Lodge provides specialised inpatient care for young people between the ages of 13 and 17 with a range of mental health difficulties. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the need for inpatient care for young people and we are committed to providing this at a high level.
We would welcome applications from both experienced nurses and nurses needing to complete their preceptorship for this post, including those qualifying around September/October 2022. LYPFT offers a high level of preceptorship support with regular learning and development days alongside support from your preceptor at Mill Lodge. We also offer a preceptorship support group within the service
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about working with young people, be able to show initiative and work within a nursing team alongside a wider multidisciplinary team. Clinical supervision will be provided on a regular basis and all relevant training will be available with opportunities to develop any particular interests. We use a range of therapeutic approaches at Mill Lodge with key ones being Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, trauma informed care and Systemic Family Therapy. All nurses are also trained in providing NG feeding as an intervention for young people.
We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development
Job description Job responsibilities
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a high level of care and support for young people between the ages of 13 and 17. This will include shift co-ordination and leadership with the support of the senior nursing team. You will act as keyworker for a small number of young people and work with them to develop risk management plans, care plans and positive behaviour support (PBS) plans. These plans will direct the care and interventions provided for each young person and you will be involved in delivering this daily.
You will be responsible for carrying out medication rounds and ensuring that NG feeding is facilitated as per care plans. You will be involved in supporting a team of experienced health care assistants to carry out their role and more experienced band 5 nurses will be involved in delivering supervision.
Newly qualified nurses will be supported by an experienced nurse for all of their shifts whilst undertaking their preceptorship.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse RMN or RNLD
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