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Staff Nurse - CAMHS

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a newly qualified nurse or someone who is looking to change their nursing journey?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our CAMHS family as a Band 5 Nurse within the an inpatient mental health services for children and young in Colchester, Essex

The St Aubyn Centre boasts two wards. The 15 bedded general acute ward, Longview. And the 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Ward, Larkwood. There are positions on both wards as we are increasing our existing nursing establishment.

The unit has an extensive MDT and on site education department that has been rated as outstanding.

We are able to provide further CAMHS training via our CAMHS preceptorship programme, but also opportunities for further development in DBT skills, ASD and more.

This post would suit someone who is passionate about young peoples mental health and improving outcomes for young people.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the CAMHS St Aubyn Centre nursing team, at Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to help promote our continued levels of excellent high quality care for young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues and their families.

The successful applicant will work as a member of our multi- disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who access our services.

Please see the job description and person specification for further details.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse at degree / diploma level
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Degree level qualification
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of mental disorder, child development, mental health law and legislation and the nursing process
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting post- registration
  • Basic counselling skills
Special Aptitudes/Abilities Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and empathy to the needs of children & young people
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, young people and their parents
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other professionals, in person and on the phone
  • Ability to understand and work with challenging behaviour
Personal Characteristics: Essential
  • A genuine interest in working within this specialism.
  • Excellent professional attitude
  • Available to work shifts, days, nights and weekends, Monday to Sunday across all inpatient units

Person Specification Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (or due qualify)
  • Knowledge of CPA
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of working in inpatient services
  • Experience of working with under 18's
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
Skills Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer skills
  • Able to undertake comprehensive assessments, including physical health, health promotion and social inclusion
  • Effective Communication skills both written and oral
  • Recovery model approach in delivering care

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