Does the idea of bringing leadership and innovation to the heart of ward-based care energise you? Do you thrive in working in dynamic environments which require creative therapeutic responses? Are you committed to working compassionately with young people, their families and colleagues? If so, we have a 12 months secondment opportunity for a senior mental health nurse wanting to gain some experience or further their experience in inpatient CAMHS to join our team at the Coborn Centre in East London.
Main duties of the job
The client group is varied and challenging. Young people present with eating disorders, psychosis, low mood, anxiety disorders such as OCD and emotion regulation difficulties. Young people may also have autism or learning difficulties or be in need of an assessment. Young people may also have physical health needs. We work alongside an eclectic and dynamic multi-disciplinary staff group including family therapists, an art therapist, a drama therapist, social workers, nursing, occupational therapists and many more.
You will join the nursing team which consists of one ward manager, a group of nursing team including clinical team leaders, nurses, support workers and life skills recovery workers. You will be working closely with a wide range of MDT members and closely with the three consultants. You will continue to develop the nursing team through providing supervision as well as hold a clinical case load. There will be considerable opportunities for developing your clinical leadership skills, sharing your clinical expertise and developing your capacity to enjoy multi-disciplinary team working. We would value your input to our quality improvement programme, and the development of a leadership role within the nursing team. We are committed to staff development and reflective practice, with considerable resources in the Team and wider trust to support this. To provide clinical leadership to nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality
The Coborn Centre is located in well resourced, purpose built premises at Newham University Hospital. We work with 12-18 year old young people and their families across the North Central East London. The Centre comprises of 12 acute beds, 15 intensive care beds and up to 9 day patient places. The service has led the way in the design of adolescent mental health facilities nationally. We have been awarded an outstanding by the CQC.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will ensure high quality individualized person centre standards of care are delivered to all patients
You will ensure the effective supervision and development of staff
To work and act as a key member of the team.
You will be supporting each patient with achieving their planned outcomes
To take a lead on developing and maintaining communication with patients relatives, families and carers, to support them to support patients goals
You will take part in the on-call manager rota to support the team out of hours.
To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker for patients.
We welcome informal enquiries and would enjoy talking with you about our work
For further information on the above post please contact Steffney Kamara (General Manger/ Lead Nurse) on 0207 540 6789.
Person Specification Qualification/Experience/Knowledge/Skills Essential
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
- Masters qualification or equivalent experience
- Working as a clinical lead in a mental health environment at band 7 level or above
- Providing individualised and culturally sensitive care
- Knowledge and experience of managing complex safeguarding practices
- Proven track record of implementation of strategy, change management and practice development
- Excellent clinical skills with complex service users and their care
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ensuring team/service high quality care including documentation
- Promotion of high quality supervision and reflective practice
- Evidence of Leadership / Management Training
- Specialist Area Training
- Relevant teaching or assessing qualification
- Experience of leading and working with a multidisciplinary teams
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