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Staff Nurse RMN, Band 5 (CAMHS)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Following the recent promotions of current staff to band 6 posts, Wessex House in Bridgwater are looking for qualified Mental Health Nurses (RMN) to join our team.

We know that working on a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient ward can be challenging, but with the right team around you, you can make a real difference to young people at a crucial stage of their lives.

Wessex House is an innovative and supportive place to work, offering care for up to 12 young people between the age of 13 and 18 who require support for complex mental health needs.

We are proud to have become the first CAMHS inpatient unit in the South West to achieve fully accredited status from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) in March 2020.

Main duties of the job

We can offer you a positive and supportive environment to work with excellent support from your manager and colleagues. We are also able to provide you with further development opportunities to enable you to progress to a future band 6 role should one become available.

You will play a valuable role in the recovery of the young people, working closely with them and their families and contributing to the assessment, planning and implementation of treatment plans.

We have a recovery focussed approach on the ward and you'll play a valuable role in working with young people and their families towards discharge.

You will also take part in a variety of therapeutic activities with young people, related to their care plans.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a well-established team and work hand in hand with other professionals to deliver high-quality care.

Wessex house can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of our team. We can offer you bespoke training for CAMHS, as well as CPD and supervision.

You will benefit from the usual NHS benefits such as 5.4 weeks annual leave PLUS Bank Holidays, enhanced pay for unsociable hours to complement your income, and flexible working practices to promote a good work-life balance.

We are also able to consider Registered General, Children and Learning Disability Nurses depending on your experience.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

Through our training programmes, individuals can earn a salary, develop their skills, and achieve a nationally recognised qualification, all whilst contributing towards delivering excellent patient care.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

As an organisationthe NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts.

Somersetis a rural community served by several Community Hospital sites in addition to Musgrove Park Hospital which is only a short walk from the centre of Taunton. Local to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, less than 1hr from celebrated secluded beaches of Devon and Dorset. With award-winning schools & rolling countryside it's no surprise that Somerset is the choice for those in search of the perfect work-life balance.

Job description Job responsibilities

As per job description which will be attached to the main advert

Please discuss any specific questions that you might have with Hannah, Ward Manager

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Recognised professional qualification in mental health nursing
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements
  • Degree in Mental Health Nursing
  • Teaching /Assessor qualification
  • RSCN qualification
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders
  • Understanding of multi-agency working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and policies relating to children and young people (e.g. Children's Act, Mental Health Act, Safeguarding, NSF, Every Child Matters etc)
  • Ability to work independently in lone working situations
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Understanding of the wide range of evidence based treatment/therapeutic interventions CBT, DBT
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner

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