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Staff Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per Annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is primarily focussed upon working within the CAMHS adolescent in-patient unit, but will also involve working closely with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly community CAMHS team, including working with young people who are attending the day-patient facility, to ensure a seamless whole service approach.

The role of Staff Nurse involves working a rotational shift pattern, including day and night shifts, weekends and bank holidays as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder collaboratively assesses the needs of service users, plans, implements and evaluates the care given and maintains records associated with this process. This may include the co-ordination of care of service users liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team where necessary.

They will take an active part in the therapeutic programme, co-facilitating groups and individual work with young people as necessary whilst carrying out nursing procedures to a standard that ensures safe and effective care, and complies with The Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct. The post holder will provide care to a group of service users and clinically supervise junior staff and students.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Role Requirement Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Current professional qualification in Mental Health nursing RMNH or RNLD
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Mentorship or supervision training
Skills & Aptitude Essential
  • Caring attitude and ability and to develop therapeutic relationships with young people and their families
  • Skills in assessment, care planning and therapeutic intervention with young people who are experiencing sever mental health problems and their families
  • Good listening skills and ability to develop empathy with young people who are experiencing severe mental health problems and their families
  • Ability to manage young people who may be displaying high emotion, distress or challenging behaviour in a calm, caring and planned way according to Trust policies and best professional practice
  • A good working knowledge of the needs of children, adolescents and families with behavioural, relationship and emotional problems
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to train other professionals when appropriate
  • Ability to impact sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the recipient
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to prioritise work and make autonomous decisions when appropriate
  • Skilled in the use of information technology
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Experience and knowledge of working with children and/or adolescents with mental health problems and their families
  • Knowledge of current policy, legislation and guidance (including evidence base) relevant to the provision of children's in-patient services and therapy
  • Experience of working in a mutli-disciplinary clinical team
  • Knowledge of child development
Other Essential
  • Demonstrates evidence of Trust CARE values
  • Ability to travel independently where required
  • Flexibility in respect to the needs of the service
  • Disclosure and Barring service check satisfactory to the trust
  • Occupational health clearance satisfactory to the trust

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