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Registered Nurse - Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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A Fantastic opportunity has become available to come and work at Inspire adolescent inpatient unit on the General Adolescent Unit (GAU) Orion ward.

The role is for a Band 5 Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse. The successful candidate will be involved in providing a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment for the young people presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. Supporting young people to develop social and emotional understanding and skills which will help them to better understand themselves and the way they relate to others. The candidate will also work closely with family, carers, and community services to promote successful admissions and discharges back into the community.

Orion Ward is also attached to Nova Psychiatric intensive care unit and it will be expected for all to work collaboratively together, giving the flexibility to support the young people in our service.

Apply today and you may be able to take advantage of our great Initiatives in place coming to work for Humber

£3,000 'Golden Hello' as part of our commitment to growing our nursing workforce.

Competitive relocation Scheme available.

Retention payment for Band 5 Nurses in place.

Extra day annual leave for your birthday.

Employee of the month scheme in place.

Terms and conditions apply.

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in providing a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people, whilst providing support to individual young people and their families. The environment on the unit is therapeutic in helping teach young people through modelling and scaffolding, healthy ways of forming, maintaining and repairing relationships. Young people will be supported to develop social and emotional understanding and skills through the experience of being on the unit and this will help them to better understand themselves and the way they relate to others.

All successful candidates will be offered a comprehensive and structured development package and informal clinical and professional development. Clinical supervision and facilitated reflective practice are key elements of this.

The service operates the shift model of Long day and Night shifts across at 7 day period.

Opportunities to work on a 6 month rotational basis with CAMHS Crisis and Intensive Home Treatment may be available

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oPart III or 13 of NMC live register
  • oDegree or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning in either nursing, mental health, learning disability or related area
  • oWillingness to undertake mentorship training and responsibilities
  • oBe on the live register for mentors
  • oDemonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students
  • oEvidence of current CPD/formal qualifications at an advanced level e.g. degree or post graduate level or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning
Experience Essential
  • oWillingness to undertake and complete preceptorship; facilitating the transition for newly qualified nurse booklet and core competency development programme.
  • oAppropriate knowledge/experience of working in mental health/learning disability clinical practice areas
  • oUnderstanding of caseload management and care co-ordination responsibilities
  • oEvidence of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • oSuccessful completion of preceptorship
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • oEvidence of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • oEvidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • oAct as Care Programme Approach (CPA) co-ordinator
Knowledge Essential
  • oA broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • oAn understanding of relevant clinical practice/standards within identified clinical area
  • oStandard IT skills
  • oFull understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. NSF, Social Inclusion
  • oFull understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
Personal Attributes Essential
  • oAble to demonstrate effective inter-personal/communication skills
  • oEvidence of good time management skills
  • oAwareness of leadership/management skills and qualities
  • oAbility to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment

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