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Staff Nurse - Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 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.

The post will be particularly attractive to anyone with a passion for ED or ASC and we would welcome their input in developing further training packages.

Welcoming applications from RTW, career change, current RMN's, LD or Paediatric nurses or newly qualified staff starting their nursing journey.

The Phoenix Centre provides specialist treatment for young people aged between 13-18, with complex eating disorders.

At the centre we view eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa as chronic illnesses. While recovery is usual, we know this tends to take a long time therefore our goal of treatment is to help young people improve the degree to which they can control their illness, rather than be controlled by it. This allows for more normal family, social and educational experiences and reduces the risk of young people being lost to mainstream life.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting. They will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, and will have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff, and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. They will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and that they act within their sphere of responsibility, managing the shift in the absence of the Ward Manager or the designated deputy.

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 the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • To promote carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To establish therapeutic relationships with service users and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • To demonstrate care and compassion in your work.
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies.
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multi-disciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.
  • To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies, at all times.
  • To participate in working collaboratively with other Trust services and external agencies to provide seamless care for service users.
  • To ensure that they contribute and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To ensure that they comply with current good practice in informing/updating all members of the multi-disciplinary team, their colleagues, service users and appropriate others of changes involving current nursing care plans, progress, mental state and psychosocial factors in line with best practice.
  • To ensure that they communicate effectively with service users and carers, actively listening to establish an understanding of their needs.
  • Empower service users by ensuring that they receive the relevant information about their treatment, medication, available services, advocacy services, ward routines and safety procedures.
  • To be involved in clinical research projects at The Phoenix Centre and with external co-collaborators, pertinent to the Band 5 job role.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
    • NMC registration
    • Post graduate qualification relating to ward specialism
    • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
    • Additional qualification for specialism
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Basic level of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
    • Experience of providing mentorship
    • Experience relating to ward specialism
    • Lived experience of mental health
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
    • 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
    • Level of good assertiveness skills
    • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Thorough understanding of care planning
    • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs
    • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
    • Basic understanding of legislation relating to care including - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act
    • The Trust's 7C's and Respect Enable Values (REV) initiative expectations

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