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Rotation and Development Nurse (CAMHS & ED)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit motivated and passionate nurses (RMN/RNLD) for an exciting Rotational opportunity for our CAMHS and Adult Eating Disorder (ED) units. Our new Nurse Rotation Programme is an excellent opportunity to contribute towards your career progression through developing skills, experience and knowledge across our CAMHS &ED inpatients services.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive working knowledge with the opportunity to work across three specialist units including CAMHS and ED inpatient settings (3 units)

Collingham Child and Family Centre (5 - 13yrs unit)

Lavender Walk Adolescent Unit (13 - 18yrs unit)

Vincent Square Adult Eating Disorders Unit

Spending 6 months on each ward as part of a rotation, you will experience an opportunity to work within varying highly specialised environments that will enrich your professional career. We are dedicated to creating the nursing leaders of the future and are committed to providing the development and training required to achieve this.

All nursing staff will be offered opportunity to access a variety of funded training that is recognised as fundamental to the recovery of patients requiring care and treatment within our services
  • Preceptorship Programme.
  • Trauma Informed Care Training.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training.
  • Leadership Skills through NHS Academy and Practice Assessor training.
  • ASD Training

To find out more about working in CAMHS, CLICK HERE for our video.

Main duties of the job

As a RAD Nurse, you are expected to complete the 18months programme to facilitate your development and ensure effective care delivery. In order to ensure effective running of the programme and prevent disruption to services, you are required to provide 12 weeks' notice if you decide to come off the programme before the 18months.

Job Summary:

Band 5 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Band 5 nurses are expected to be kind and responsive, professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
  • keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments.
  • ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.
  • ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

CNWL have a pioneering history improving health outcomes in people's lives, by providing physical and mental health services at GPs, clinics, hospitals, and in the community.
  • Staff are heartbeat of our organisation and we offer a £2,000 Joining Bonus, followed by £1,000 paid 12 months later.
  • You'll have direct liaison with our Professional Nurse Educator to develop your career. You'll receive monthly supervision to support bespoke training and development offers, see the Staff rewards and wellbeing handbook for more details.
  • We take flexible working seriously, and will always be open to discussion to meet our workforces competing work life demands.
  • Our bases are in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Thanks to the heavy NHS influence many local cafes, restaurants and bars give discounts at 10-20% to all NHS staff. As well as Better Gym offering a 50% discount to all staff.

Our modified and exciting rotational 18months rotational programme offers:
  • 3 separate rotations across our CAMHS & ED inpatient units
  • Placements will include;Lavender, Collingham and Vincent Square
  • Training and Development relevant to your role as part of these rotations ie Trust's Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, training in a variety of therapeutic approaches relevant to the role and client group.
  • An opportunity to receive training in Quality Improvement and to be involved in local QI projects

Job description Job responsibilities

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

Patient Safety

Band 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so, acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records

Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered nurse Mental Health
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
Previous Experience Essential
  • You need previous experience of working in the mental health services either as a band 5 nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Care planning: being able to assess patients, develop, implement and evaluate a care plan
  • Empowering and working in partnership
  • Understanding the concept of quality and their role in improving safety, clinical outcomes and the patient experience
  • Infection control and Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic.
  • Contribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working
  • Understanding how the Mental Health Act impacts on their work and the people they are working with

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