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Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for P/T
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Basingstoke Community CAMHS team is a busy, challenging and supportive place to work with children, young people and families.

We are keen to recruit an experienced B6 Mental Health Nurse with a passion for delivering high-quality clinical assessments and interventions. You will work across a range of pathways, which will include supporting neurodevelopmental assessments, as well as offering both 1:1 and group therapeutic work.

You will work alongside a dedicated and motivated multi-disciplinary team, in a wider service which will support you in your career journey, offering you significant development and training opportunities to enhance your clinical practice.

The service leadership team is supportive and encourages clinicians to prioritise their wellbeing in order to help maintain good work-life balance.

If you:

- enjoy being a part of a team

- are keen to expand and further develop your leadership skills

- wish to hone in on an area of practice which you are passionate about

- are creative and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their families

We would be really delighted to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will deliver a range of high-quality assessments and interventions for children, young people and families.

You will use your specialist knowledge and skills to undertake initial assessments, manage duty, deliver one to one and groupwork interventions and support neurodevelopmental assessments, as well as mentoring students, and contributing to the overall development of the team and service.

You will support young people across a broad range of pathways and will liaise closely with clinicians from other teams including Single Point of Access, Early Help, Urgent Assessment and Home Treatment (i2i) and Eating Disorders.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

The Basingstoke community team is an energetic and supportive multidisciplinary team in Hampshire CAMHS.

Hampshire CAMHS is an innovative service for children and families. We are part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We have 7 community teams across the county, as well as a number of county-wide teams including a Single Point of Access and Early Help service, the specialist Eating Disorder Service, i2i - our urgent assessment and home treatment team, and Mental Health Support Teams in schools. We continue to enhance and further develop our service thanks to significant recent investment.

There is a very strong Nursing structure in the service. Practitioners are supported to grow in their clinical and leadership skills through a comprehensive CPD programme. There are specialist training opportunities in-house to further enhance practice and skills. Supervision is key to supporting practice development and we pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer to staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Please ensure that your application considers all elements of the person specification.

Professional registration is a pre-requisite for being shortlisted for this position.

Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals, including experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way, excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills, ability to develop effective professional relationships with others and ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Establish and maintain communication with individuals, families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any differences in communication
  • Promote people's equality, diversity and human rights
  • Skills of assessing and interpreting service user conditions with appropriate actions
  • Plan and organise complex activities or programmes requiring formulation and review; assessment, planning and intervention skills, and provision of specialist nursing advice
  • IT literate with willingness to take on new technology
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Team player
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required, with ability to travel across sites where required
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Contribute to the implementation of services

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