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Clinical Nurse

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a 12-month fixed term position to the post of Band 5 Clinical Nurse (RMN/RLDN) on Amber Lodge within Community CAMHS.This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience into working on the day unit and alongside the clinical team.

Amber Lodge is an intensive, specialist mental health service for primary school aged children (5-11) who are experiencing a range of complex mental health, developmental, emotional and behavioural issues. The service is focussed on the child and family in a holistic way, providing assessment and therapeutic services both in the home, community and in a day unit setting.

The successful applicant will join a highly experienced staff team to assist children in exploring, understanding, and managing their thoughts, feelings and emotions by offering a range of assessments and interventions. They will work alongside the multidisciplinary team at Amber Lodge to support the delivery of individually tailored care plans to meet each child's specific requirements and contribute to the team's formulation and assessment processes. . The nursing role will find the successful applicant working predominantly on the day unit delivering structured/ unstructured/ individual/ group based work.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 0830-1630. The successful applicant will be provided with support, training and guidance to develop and fulfil all aspects of the role. This may become a permanent post in the future.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver direct clinical care under direct / indirect supervision.
  • To assess plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
  • To coordinate the nursing activity of the Unit over the span of individual shifts
  • To ensure that the needs of the children, young people and families are met.
  • To contribute to the development the Amber Lodge CAMHS provision

About us

At Sheffield Children's, our purpose is clear: to provide healthier futures for children and young people. Our three strategic aims are:
  • Outstanding Patient Care
  • Brilliant Place to work
  • Leaders in Children's Health

  • We work successfully with local, regional, and national partners to provide physical and mental healthcare across acute and community settings. Many of our clinicians are amongst the best in their field, recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise.

    As well as having enormous pride in what we do, we are a friendly, welcoming, and motivated NHS Trust who are guided by our CARE values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Our nearly 4000 colleagues live these values, ensuring kind and compassionate care that makes patients and their families feel safe and at home.

    As we approach our 150th anniversary in 2026, we remain committed to enhancing our reputation in children's health leadership, improving the experiences of both patient and colleagues, and focusing on our communities and population health.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Communication and Relationship skills
    • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding children, young people, families and individual staff at all times
    • Provide and receive complex or sensitive information
    • To work within and promote collaborative and partnership working, with both colleagues and the client group
    • To promote and maintain effective communication and positive working relationships throughout the Unit and wider services, both internal and external to CAMHS
    • To promote and maintain effective communication and positive therapeutic relationships with children, young people and families
    • To act as an advocate for children young people and families
    • To attend and participate within regular Unit meetings
    • To liaise with and report issues, concerns or untoward incidents to the nurse in charge, deputy / Unit Manager, CAMHS Tier Senior Nurse Manager or the on call CAMHS Manager

    Knowledge, Training and Experience
    • To have RMN / RN (Mental Health) or RNLD / RN (Learning Disabilities) registration and use this knowledge in the daily care of children, young people and families
    • To carry out the duties as directed by the NMC and within the Code of Professional Conduct
    • Able to assess, plan implement and evaluate programmes of care for children, young people and families who require a day unit service.
    • Act as a preceptor / mentor for newly registered staff nurses and student nurses.

    Identify own personal and professional needs through the personal development review and clinical supervision process.

    To ensure that personal mandatory and statutory training requirements are met in accordance with Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust policies.

    Develop skills and knowledge in assessing clinical risk and its management and are able to interpret client clinical presentation information and take appropriate action.
    • Develop skills and knowledge in the safe administration of medicines including those that are classed as Controlled as per Trust policies.

    Analytical and Judgement Skills
    • To contribute to the analysis and decision making in relation to client and environmental risk and care in complex situations
    • In conjunction with colleagues analyse children, young peoples and families immediate presentations

    Planning and Organisational
    • To coordinate the nursing activity over the span of a shift
    • To act in the role of care coordinator / named nurse for individual children and young people
    • In conjunction with colleagues devise care / treatment plans
    • To incorporate planned interventions and treatments into the care of children and young people and families over the duration of a shift.

    Physical Skills
    • Carry out nursing procedures requiring highly developed physical skills where accuracy is important.
    • Demonstrate and maintain skills in basic life support
    • To be trained in and utilise techniques and strategies for the safe physical management of children and young people
    • To participate in physical activities with children and young people e.g. badminton, football and fitness
    • To have basic key board / I.T. skills to effectively use and input data to CAMHS information systems, use of email, the intranet and internet

    Responsibility for Client Care
    • To ensure that all clinical records or documents completed are both accurate and legible and that the requirements under data protection and confidentiality are maintained
    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care / treatment plans for children, young people and their families.
    • To work collaboratively with colleagues for the benefit of children, young people and families
    • To ensure that due regard is given to children, young people and families customs, values and spiritual beliefs.
    • To act in a facilitative manner which promotes children, young peoples and families dignity, independence and choice
    • To act in the role of Named Nurse for identified children and young people for a small caseload

    Contribute to the maintenance of a child and family friendly environment at all times.

    Contribute to the maintenance of a safe clinical and workplace environment, by assessing risks over the span of a shift

    Where required provide escort to children and 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

    Responsibility for Policy / Service Development
    • Comment on the development and implementation of policies and procedures within the Unit.
    • Contribute to the development of the Unit

    Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
    • Follow procedures for handling client money / property
    • Ensure that the client environment is kept tidy and free of hazards
    • Ensure that equipment is stored appropriately and safely

    Responsibility for Human Resources
    • Provide clinical supervision and preceptor / mentor junior staff and student nurses.
    • To plan the deployment of nursing staff across the span of a shift, utilising effective delegation skills
    • To have an understanding of the relevance and use of Human Resources policies

    Responsibility for Information
    • Complete client records accurately, using both paper and computerised systems
    • 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.

    Responsibility for Research and Development
    • 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.

    Freedom to Act
    • Work is supervised, with additional tasks / responsibilities delegated by a senior colleague
    • Work with allocated children, young person and families under supervision of a senior colleague.
    • Coordinator care over an individual shift
    • Be aware of and adhere to Trusts policies and procedures.
    • Ensures continuous registration with the NMC and adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and be accountable for your own practice.

    Physical Effort
    • An occasional requirement to exert intense physical effort for a short period during a shift e.g. the physical movement / containment of children and young people
    • Sitting for extended periods.

    Mental Effort
    • To respond quickly and effectively to the unpredictable workload of the Unit and the different levels of concentration required.
    • Respond effectively to frequent interruptions

    Emotional Effort
    • Frequently cope with the emotional demands of working directly with children, young people and families involved in distressing situations e.g. distressing life experiences, safeguarding issues and challenging behaviour

    Working Condition
    • To have rare exposure to blood and body fluids.
    • To be exposed to verbal aggression on an occasional basis.
    • To be exposed to physical aggression on a rare basis

    Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

    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

    We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert

    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

    Qualifications and Training


    • RMN / RN (Mental Health) or RLDN / RN (Learning Disabilities) registration or awaiting registration


    • Degree in relevant subject



    • Multi disciplinary working


    • CAMHS experience / placement
    • Previous experience of working with children and young people or Adult mental health experience.

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Legal Frameworks relevant to MH care
    • Risk assessment / management
    • Nursing process


    • Clinical governance
    • Current CAMHS practice / issues
    • Health and Safety

    Personal Attributes


    • Self Management and organisation
    • Excellent Communication / interpersonal skills (verbal / written)
    • Commitment to: CAMHS - Self and service development, Flexible practice, Flexible working patterns, Management of change
    • Personal integrity and credibility
    • Physically able to carry out the duties of the post


    • Conflict resolution

    Demonstrates Trust Values


    • Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Teamwork and Integrity - Together we care

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


    Amber Lodge, The Becton Centre for Children & Young People, Sevenairs Road, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1NZ

    Sevenairs Road


    S20 1NZ

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