Young people across West Yorkshire now benefit from a new enhanced mental health service delivered in a modern purpose-built facility.
Red Kite View is the children & young people's mental health inpatient hospital which opened in January 2022.
We are looking for a staff nurse to join our team on Lapwing Ward which is a 6-bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). We deliver children and young people's mental health services (CYPMHS) - a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing. These services are also known as children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).We also have a dedicated 136 suite within the ward which provides a safe environment for children and young people that have come into contact with West Yorkshire Police and deemed to require specialist assessment.
The service is part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is based in Armley, less than 3 miles from Leeds City Centre. It provides inpatient care and support to families and young people aged 13 - 18 years from across West Yorkshire. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the provision of NHS services to young people living with mental health needs and their families.Main duties of the job
Working in PICU team on the Lapwing ward as part of a multi-skilled, experienced, motivated and creative service, you will be responsible for contributing to the efficient day to day delivery of effective clinical care and risk management of the young people.
You will provide mental health intervention for children and young people with complex mental health and learning disability needs.
You will have great interpersonal skills and be able to establish a professional working relationship with young people and families. You will be cool in a crisis, it's a busy clinical area and the service manages risk-taking behaviour and deliberate self harm. It is a demanding yet rewarding role.About us
The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.
There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.
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The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team in direct clinical contact with young people and families. Applicants will be competent practitioners exuding confidence and passion for working within this specialist field.
Your values are essential to this role; we are looking for someone who genuinely wants to make a lasting impact on young people, who insists on doing things with care and diligence and is able to think on their feet.
The CYPMHS inpatient unit structure has been newly designed, specifically to enable and encourage progression; your development is vital to the service.
Applicants are required to be a registered nurse, ideally a mental health or learning disability nurse, however we welcome applications from any branch of nursing, including paediatric nurses. Please note, you must have a current NMC registration.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Must have RNMH/RMN/RNLD qualification
- Awareness of Risk Management and ability to initiate relevant action strategies.
- Demonstrates knowledge in person-centred approaches, including Care Programme Approach, and awareness of legislation that affects delivery of health care including Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
- Ability to provide mental health intervention for children and young people with complex mental health and learning disability needs
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