Staff Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,391 to £42,503 a year Incl 5% HCAS - Mileage is additional
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The HOPE Service is an innovative and exciting multi-disciplinary service provided by Health, Social Care and Education professionals to young people aged 11-18 old years with mental health, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, living in Surrey. We are a Centre of Clinical Excellence and awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a Band 5 Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work at the Hope service. The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will work with young people with complex mental health, behavioural and social care needs. They will provide mental health assessments focusing on risk management, needs of the young person and provide the appropriate intervention and/or sign posting for the young person. To offer consultation to the team on mental health related issues. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated staff member with experience in working with young people with complex needs and support their colleagues in both Epsom and Guildford.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in an innovative multi-agency service? Do you have experience or are seeking experience of working with adolescents with a range of complex needs? We are looking for a Mental Health Nurse with the ability to think creatively when engaging and working with young people with complex mental health and social care needs. There will be development opportunities in Children and Young People Services.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Sophie Roche 01483 517 190/01372 203 404

An enhanced DBS (formerly known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) will be required for this role.

The ability to travel around the county is essential.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job purpose

1.1 Co-ordinate the care, with supervision, for a varied and complex caseload of young people referred to the Hope Service.

1.2 Provide treatment and monitoring of adolescents with complex mental health needs, under supervision as appropriate

1.3 Provide a range of therapeutic interventions in a variety of settings including home, hospital or The Hope service, under supervision as appropriate.

1.4 Monitor and assess medication and mental state of young people and report in a timely fashion to the health lead or to the consultant psychiatrist when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

2.1 To co-ordinate the care of a varied and complex caseload of young people with complex mental health needs as referred to the Hope Service.

2.2 As part of the Hope Service multidisciplinary team provide comprehensive and ongoing mental health assessment of adolescents including risk assessment.

2.3 Develop care plans and agreed packages of care for the identified

client group and deliver specific and timely interventions.

2.4 To ensure timely and appropriate liaison with other agencies,

consultant psychiatrists, referrers and families.

2.5 Take part in departmental, multi-disciplinary and multi/inter-agency meetings and contribute to the development of the Care Programme approach (CPA) for adolescents with complex mental health needs.

2.6 To be familiar with the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Childrens Act 1989.

2.7 To be familiar and practice in accordance with Safeguarding Guidelines and Policy.

2.8 To uphold the principles of the NMC code of Professional conduct at all times.

2.9 To practice clinically in accordance with the Trust policies, procedures and within the Health and Social Governance framework.

Duties and Responsibilities 3.1 To establish and maintain communication with individuals/groups of

Patients, service users, carers, staff and other agencies within the remit

of the Hope Service team.

3.2 To develop and maintain own knowledge and skills specifically within

the context of adolescents with complex needs.

3.3 To work as an autonomous practitioner, with appropriate supervision providing evidence based therapeutic interventions.

3.4 To monitor effects and any adverse effects of medication, keeping

clients informed and reporting to the Lead Nurse and Consultant Psychiatrist in a coherent and timely manner.

3.5 To be a resource for specialist advice and information to other

colleagues, agencies and organisations on adolescents with complex

mental health and social needs.

3.6 To provide therapeutic interventions to young people in whatever

setting deemed necessary at the time, be flexible and creative in

delivering these to meet the needs of the individual.

3.7 To be responsible for recognising Safeguarding issues and to

manage these appropriately using the Trust guidelines and Safeguarding protocols.

3.8 Maintain accurate contemporaneous clinical records in accordance

with Trust and Professional standards and maintain clinical data on the

appropriate database.

3.9 Maintain confidentiality, during communication consistent with trust

policy and legislation, gaining any necessary authorisation for releasing information prior to doing so.

3.10 To work in partnership with other agencies to include the Youth Offending Team, Substance misuse, Childrens services, CAMHS CT and voluntary agencies.

3.11 Communicate with people in a manner that is appropriate and respectful of cultural background and preferred ways of


3.13 Responsible for referring on to other professionals when the needs of the young person are beyond own role or scope of practice.

3.14 Responsible for ongoing evaluation of interventions in order to meet the needs of the young person as identified in the care plan.

Planning and Organisation

4.1 Plan and coordinate multi-agency meetings for young people and

their families with complex mental health needs.

4.2 Plan and organise individual packages of care for young people with complex mental health and social care needs.

4.3 Plan and organise strategies for young people to support and

encourage them to promote their own health and well being

and to express their interest and concerns.


5.1 Establish and maintain effective links with local and regional

Educational establishments and networks and related nursing groups.

5.2 Contribute to the learning environment, in particular to support the learning objectives of students on placement.

5.3 Contribute to the development of a positive learning environment for

The multidisciplinary team through presentations, feedback from

conferences, seminars and local journal club.

Equality and Diversity

6.1 Responsible for: - interpreting the rights and responsibilities of people

consistent with the letter and spirit of the law and Trust policies and

professional standards.

6.2 Generate and maintain relations that maintain and promote human

dignity rights and responsibilities.

6.3 Challenge behaviours which infringe the rights of others and

supporting those who need assistance in exercising their rights.

6.4 Identify and take appropriate action to address discriminatory practices

and oppression. Challenge assumptions self and others.

Research and Audit

7.2 Contribute to audit and evaluating the outcomes in accordance

with Health and Social Governance and promote best practice.

7.3 Responsible for ensuring that activity and other data relating to the

Hope Service is recorded according to Trust protocol.

7.4 To be aware of up-to-date research and evidence-based practice

relating to the care and treatment of Adolescents with complex mental health needs.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience or interest in working in CAMHS.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and inter-agency working.
  • Knowledge of CPA.
  • Have work experience with young people.
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse with current NMC registration.
  • Educational qualification to GCSE standard.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.

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