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Staff Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum plus a 10% uplift
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Opportunities have arisen for Band 5 staff Nurses on our Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at The St Aubyn Centre in Colchester. These vacancies have arisen due to The Trust increasing our staffing establishment.

Larkwood Ward is a 10 bedded PICU and we care for young people aged 13 to 18 who are experiencing severe mental health problems.

We work with young people who cannot be safely cared for in the community or on General Adolescent Units. They may be experiencing Psychosis, Depression, Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm.

The unit is very well resourced and you will be working as part of an extensive MDT consisting of Family Therapists, Psychologists, Art and Drama Therapists, Psychotherapist's, Ward Doctors and Consultant Psychiatrists.

There is also a 10% uplift to your wages for working in CAMHS Inpatient Services in our Trust. There are also numerous training opportunities to further your career.

We are happy to support newly qualified staff through there preceptorship.

Main duties of the job

  • Working and supporting young people aged 13 to 18 as part of the MDT team.
  • Key working young people.
  • Care planning in collaboration with your key child.
  • Writing reports and attending Ward Reviews.
  • Attending CPA's.
  • Communicating with families.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. 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

  • To be responsible along with other nursing staff for patient assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation all care aspects of individual care planning.
  • Attending to the physical and psychological needs of the patients under the care of the nursing team.
  • Act as key worker for a designated group of young people.
  • Delivery of effective individualised care by supervising staff in the assessment of patients condition. Ensure that accurate and objective information is recorded and signed by the appropriate member of staff.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with individual clients, relatives and carers are maintained by the nursing team. Write and contribute towards the formulation of care plans.
  • Ensure effective and confidential communication at all times maintaining strict confidentiality with regard to any information concerning patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the needs of carers of patients with mental health problems.
  • To fully comply with the requirements of the NMC and upkeep of registration. Be aware of the Mental Health Act 1983 and be aware of clients detained under section of the Mental Health Act 1983 in the clinical area.
  • Supervise the formulation of plans for the patients discharge and transfer from the clinical areas in line with Care Programme Approach, Childrens Act 2004 and discharge policy.
  • Observe any changes in a patients physical condition or mental state and document in an appropriate manner.
  • Assist patients towards self-care and independence.
  • Understand the need for personal responsibility in relation to using the correct techniques for moving and handling patients.
  • Act in a relaxed manner, thereby contributing to the creation and maintenance of a calm and relaxed atmosphere/environment.
  • Establish positive professional and appropriate relationships with patients adopting a non-judgemental approach. Always be prepared to listen and treat each patient with respect and courtesy; valuing them as individuals.

Person Specification Qualification in Mental Health Nursing Essential
  • Mental Health Nursing Qualification
  • CAMHS Experience
Good organisational Skills Essential
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

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