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Staff Nurse *Recruitment Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

We are looking for a Staff Nurse who is enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated to working with Young People and Families to join our team at the Darwin Centre.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and clinical skills around Trauma informed care, Children's Safeguarding, intensive treatment options for a wide range of Mental Health disorders, formulating and managing risk and DBT skills. There will be chances to receive teaching sessions from other specialist CAMHS services such as The Croft Children's and Family unit and the Phoenix Eating Disorder unit. The three units work closely together and often team members from each unit spend time across each ward.

Within this dynamic team there are chances to further your career whether it be by learning the role of a Deputy Ward Manager to put you on a pathway to become a Team Leader or a Senior Clinical Nurse to start the Pathway to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside an experienced Multidisciplinary team with Young People and their families experiencing a wide range of Mental Health difficulties, to provide 24-hour inpatient care. As part of the team, you will be supporting the Young People and their families with tools to manage their Mental Health difficulties, helping them to develop plans to manage when they are experiencing Crisis and care plans to provide interventions which will make a lasting change across their life.

Our extensive Multidisciplinary team comprises of Occupational Therapy, Social work, Psychiatrist Consultant, Family Therapy, a Psychology team and Nursing team. The successful applicant will work alongside these professionals to provide wholistic care to the Young People and Families within our service. There will also be exciting opportunity to work with external agencies and CPFT's CAMH Home Treatment and Crisis Teams to provide collaborative treatment and care plans and to ensure smooth transition of care when leaving hospital.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be responsible for assessment of young peoples Mental Health, Physical Health and Risks. To work with the Multidisciplinary team, young person and their family to plan and review care across the length of admission and provide evidence-based interventions to support the Young Persons Mental Health needs. To ensure the completion of assessment and care planning meets the Quality standards and time scales as set out by The Care Quality Commission and CPFT.
  • To work in line with Quality standards as set by CPFT, encompassed in this is monitoring and reviewing current clinical guidance, practice and policies.
  • Post holder to act in accordance with their Code of Conduct as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to uphold the professional standards outlined by CPFT. To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach
  • To ensure the band 5 nurse understands and works within their responsibilities of the Care Programme Approach
  • To ensure the post holder has a working understanding of The Mental Health Act (2007), The Childrens Act and Capacity Act (2005). The post holder is to hold responsibility these practices are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • The post holder to ensure care provided is collaborative and care planning is done alongside the young people and families. Parent and Young Person involvement is to be promoted and feedback utilised to improve care and service provision.
  • To maintain appropriate professional boundaries when working with young people and their families and to maintain personal and professional boundaries within the team as outlined by CPFT and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • To demonstrate care and compassion in your work and to deliver care with sensitivity and without judgement.
  • To work within a Multi-Disciplinary team, contributing towards delivery of care and to demonstrate respect and value towards different therapeutic approaches. Following this to ensure that an agreed therapeutic approach is adopted and followed.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
    • Live NMC registration
    • Postgraduate qualification relating to Children or Adolescents.
    • Additional qualification in working with Children or Young People
    Experience Essential
    • Experience working in inpatient services and working as a Multidisciplinary team.
    • Experience managing young people or service users with complex Mental Health needs.
    • Experience using clinical systems for recording service user and carer information
    • Experience of providing mentorship
    • Experience relating inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Experience as Nurse in Charge and running a shift
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Effective communication skills both verbal and written, including IT literacy
    • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
    • Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
    • Decision making, delegation and problem-solving skills
    • To advocate for young people and families
    • Demonstrates appropriate and professional and personal boundaries in the workplace
    • Are able to take initiative to respond to the demands of the unit.
    • Are able to complete and document care plans, Mental state exams and risk assessments.
    • Level of good assertiveness skills
    • Effective time management and organisational skills
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • An understanding of the Mental Health Act, Children's Act and Mental Capacity Act.
    • An understanding of Children's safeguarding and responsibilities of the staff nurse in relation to Safeguarding
    • Knowledge of wound management and care
    • Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
    • An understanding of the effect of trauma on adolescent Mental Health
    • An understanding of deprivation of Liberty safeguards
    • An understanding of ACE's
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • The ability to undertake physical intervention training and utilise this on the unit where required.
    • To be physically able to undertake the demands of the role
    • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity and treat colleagues, young people and their families with respect.
    Other Essential
    • To be able to partake in fully rotational shifts inclusive of nights and weekends.
    • To continue personal development whilst working on the unit
    • Demonstrates willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude to the role.

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