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Clinical Nurse RMN/RNLD

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Sapphire Lodge are looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for working with young people and families to join our inpatient team, catering for young people aged 13 - 18 who are experiencing mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We aim to make sure that every young person is able to maximise their potential for learning and independence, social inclusion and to enjoy a safe, happy family life.

Main duties of the job

The Becton Centre for Children and Young People is one of the largest providers of specialist Tier 4 CAMHS in the UK.

Our team is multi-disciplinary and comprises of medics, nurses, health care support workers, psychologists, therapists, teachers, admin and support services who are committed to continued development and providing high quality care. We offer assessment, collaborative care and treatment to help young people experiencing mental health difficulties including low mood, anxiety, psychosis, eating difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions, young people who pose a risk to themselves, or where there is diagnostic uncertainty.

The team adopts a model of collective leadership, where leadership is an expectation of all members. The successful applicant will join an experienced staff team to assist young people in understanding and managing their thoughts, feelings and emotions by offering a range of assessments and interventions. Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, the successful applicant will support the delivery of individually tailored care plans to meet each young person's specific needs and contribute to the team formulation and assessment processes.

You must be person centred, recovery focused and flexible to the needs of the service, we will provide a full induction package and the opportunity to further enhance your skills through CPD, training and development, and regular managerial and clinical supervision

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To promote and maintain effective communication and positive therapeutic relationships with young people and families
  • To promote collaborative and partnership working with young people and families
  • To act as an advocate for young people and families
  • Assess, plan, implement & evaluate care for young people and families requiring a Tier 4 service
  • Act as a preceptor / mentor for newly registered nurses and student nurses.
  • Contribute to analysis and decision making in relation to client and environmental risk and care in complex situations
  • To act in the role of named nurse for a small caseload of young people
  • In conjunction with colleagues, devise care / treatment plans.
  • To incorporate planned interventions and treatments into the care of young people over the duration of a shift.
  • Carry out nursing procedures requiring highly developed physical skills where accuracy is important.
  • Be trained in and utilise strategies for the safe physical management of young people
  • Ensure that due regard is given to young people and families customs, values & spiritual beliefs.
  • Act in a manner which promotes young people and families dignity, independence & choice
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe environment, by assessing risks over the span of a shift
  • Where required provide escort to young people e.g. as part of therapeutic leave / specific interventions, transfers and day trips
  • Where identified and agreed by the post holder provide transport via driving the Unit mini bus (subject to completion and passing of the prescribed mini bus test)
  • Participate in, provide and utilise clinical supervision to enhance practice
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures within the Unit.
  • Contribute to the development of the Unit
  • To ensure that records and documentation are maintained with regards to legal requirements, confidentiality and information management and in line with Trust, national and NMC guidelines.
  • To contribute to the development of nursing practice within the speciality.
  • Utilise interventions based on sound research findings and evidence based practice.
  • To assist in multidisciplinary audit projects / surveys within the clinical area

Please note Interview Date - 19th March 2024

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health/LD Nurse or awaiting registration


  • Practice Supervisor/Assessor



  • Experience of working with children and young people or adult mental health


  • CAMHS experience/placement

Knowledge and Skills


  • Legal frameworks relevant to mental health care
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Nursing processes


  • Current issues within CAMHS
  • Clinical Governance

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to self and service development


  • Conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


The Becton Centre

Sevenairs Road


S20 1NZ

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