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Physical Health Care Nurse - Incentives Apply

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hailsham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you a Physical Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for working with children and young people who have experienced significant trauma and have complex needs?

Are you motivated by a role where you can make a huge difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable individuals in the community?

If so, our Physical Health Senior Nurse Practitioner position at Lansdowne Children's Home in Hailsham, East Sussex may be just the role for you!

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse, that focusses on addressing the health inequalities experienced by young people with traumatic experiences and complex needs.

You will be joining the Integrated Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service (IHEWS), a small welcoming multi-disciplinary health team whose role is to provide both physical and mental health support, substance misuse and primary care services for the young people at Lansdowne.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will involve being responsible for:

Initial assessments of physical health on a young person's entry to Lansdowne

Support to the GP's and Practice Nurse who provide the primary care provision.

Facilitating access to secondary services such as dentistry and optometry.

Leading on the support to care staff who are caring for a young person with chronic health needs e.g. diabetes or epilepsy

Monitoring young people's physical health as required e.g. after a restraint, or as part of a wider health promotion intervention e.g. to address obesity.

Working collaboratively with the social care and education team on the creation of an environment that prioritises healthy eating and healthy living.

This is a part time post.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/lie balance brings about huge health related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, flexible start/finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Wed love you to join our Trust that is rated good overall and outstanding for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role.

The Setting

Lansdowne Secure Childrens Home is 12 bedded provision for young people aged 12-17. The young people are placed with us for welfare reasons, secured under the Children's Act (1989), Section 25. They have a history of persistent absconding and are likely to continue to abscond from anything other than secure accommodation, during which episodes they are likely to suffer significant harm, or injure themselves or others. The young people have complex needs and are described as high need/high vulnerability/high risk.

The IHEWS Team

The Integrated Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service (IHEWS) is an embedded multidisciplinary health team commissioned by NHS England to support the physical and mental healthcare needs of young people at Lansdowne Secure Children's Home (SCH). Lansdowne SCH is 12 bedded provision for young people aged 12-17. The young people are placed here for welfare reasons, secured under the Children's Act (1989), Section 25. They have a history of persistent absconding and are likely to continue to abscond from anything other than secure accommodation, during which episodes they are likely to suffer significant harm, or injure themselves or others. The young people have complex needs and are described as high need/high vulnerability/high risk.

IHEWS aims to:
  • Improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the young people - this will help address health inequalities and provide an environment which enables good health and wellbeing.
  • Help improve trauma informed understanding and practice in the wider health, social care and educational setting - this will enhance psychological knowledge and skills of all staff groups and support organisational development.
  • Support the development of emotionally resilient staff who feel cared for, safe and supported - this will provide the most helpful therapeutic environment for the complex young people cared for in this setting.

  • You will work closely with the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the wider multi-disciplinary health team and will receive supervision from both a Senior Nurse in the SPFT Physical Healthcare Team and a Clinical Psychologist in the IHEWS service.

    The trust

    You will be linked in with the wider SPFT Physical Health Team which is comprised of registered general nurses, and works to support inpatient and community clinical services across SPFT (Mental Health, Learning Disability and CAMHS) in the delivery of high-quality physical health care for those who use their services.

    You will also be part of an active team of nurses in CAMHS, and will be welcomed to local professional meetings and CPD events that focus on professional issues and supporting children and young people, with colleagues from all branches of nursing.

    The trust is committed to supporting its nurses to progress professionally across the 4 pillars of nursing - Clinical Practice, Facilitating Learning, Leadership and Evidence, Research and Development. A copy of the CAMHS and Specialist Services Nursing Strategy 2022-2027 can be found here.

    You will be supported by the IHEWS with the space and time to grow and develop in your nursing role.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
    • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
    • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area


    Experience

    Essential

    • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
    • Experience of supervising staff and students
    • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex health needs


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Lansdowne Secure Unit

    Hawks Road

    Hailsham

    BN27 1NP

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    354-CS-21490-A

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