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CAMHS Staff Nurse

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rochford
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you are an NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our CAMHS family at our inpatient mental health services for children and young people in Rochford, Essex. Poplar Adolescent Unit is a general acute ward with 14 beds supporting young people aged 13-18 with a variety of mental health issues.

Poplar Adolescent unit is an innovative service with an MDT passionate in developing CAMHS nurses. We can provide further CAMHS training via our CAMHS preceptorship programme and opportunities for further development in our award winning DBT programme, ASD and more. If you are looking to start your CAMHS journey this your sign to apply!

This post would suit someone who is passionate about young people's mental health, improving outcomes for young people, works well in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as a member of our multi- disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who access our services.

This will involve key working young people and supporting them on their recovery journey. You will work collaboratively with the young people to develop care plans, risk assessments and positive behaviour support plans, contributing to expanding the resources young people and their family need to support care in the community.

You may be required to support the therapies team with our therapeutic timetable, providing an excellent opportunity to develop your psychological skills.

Additionally you will be required to advocate for your patients in meetings both internally and externally to ensure they are receiving evidence based, valued care.

We care for young people with a variety of mental health issues and the post would best suit someone who is able to work as part of a team, caring for young people experiencing, at times, a significant amount of distress.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details.

Qualifications

Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse at degree / diploma level
  • Current NMC Registration

Desirable
  • Degree level qualification

Experience

Essential
  • Knowledge of mental disorder, child development, mental health law and legislation and the nursing process

Desirable
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting post- registration
  • Basic counselling skills

Special Aptitudes/Abilities

Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and empathy to the needs of children & young people
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, young people and their parents
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other professionals, in person and on the phone

Desirable
  • Ability to understand and work with challenging behaviour

Personal Characteristics:

Essential
  • A genuine interest in working within this specialism.
  • Excellent professional attitude
  • Available to work shifts, days, nights and weekends, Monday to Sunday across all inpatient units


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse registered with the NMC
  • Knowledge of mental disorder, child development, mental health law and legislation and the nursing process


Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development in mental health related field
  • Evidence of working with young people


Special Aptitudes/Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and empathy to the needs of children & young people
  • Ability to effectively communicate with professionals, children, young people and their parents


Desirable

  • Ability to understand and work with challenging behaviour


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Poplar Adolescent Unit

Rochford

SS4 1RB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

364-A-7857

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