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Senior Staff Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate Band 6 Charge Nurses to join our team at Sowenna Unit.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing services and practices that provide high quality care and interventions and will be required to work flexibility with long days and some degree of flexibility.Safe and effective delivery of care will be expected alongside compliance with The Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct.Sowenna, meaning success is Cornwall's first Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Inpatient Unit providing treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18yrs and working collaboratively with the Community CAMHS teams, ensuring a seamless whole service approach.Our emphasis is on providing a therapeutic environment, offering a holistic approach to treatment in a safe and supported space which promotes rehabilitation and recovery. We work with various professionals, carers and community staff to ensure effective delivery of care and a planned, safe and timely discharge.

Main duties of the job

To ensure that the clinical environment is such that all interactions with young people and theirfamilies convey a sense of care, promote dignity, and enhance therapeutic relationships. Act as a role model for junior staff of all professions, and in a manner, which positively reflects thevalues of the organisation and in a way, which will ensure that effective communication pathwaysexist with internal and external stakeholders aimed at developing current models of care.To participate in service evaluations, research, and audit activities and to lead onthe implementation of service modernisation and improvement projects.

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 Education, Qualifications and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RMN
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area
  • Experience and knowledge of working within CAMHs mental health inpatient services with extensive knowledge of risk assessment & team development
  • Mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification
  • Experience of working in an in-patient adolescent mental health setting.
Skills & Aptitude Essential
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • An absolute commitment to maintain the highest standards of compassionate evidence-based intervention
  • Caring attitude and ability to develop therapeutic relationships with young people and their families.
  • Excellent skills in assessment, care planning and therapeutic intervention with young people who are experiencing severe mental health problems and their families.
  • Excellent 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
  • Ability to support and manage team dynamics
  • Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness and ability to supervise and train other professionals as and when appropriate
  • Ability to impart highly sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the recipient.
  • Ability to develop highly effective working relationships with colleagues and others.
  • Skilled in the use of information technology.
Knowledge & Abilities Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of the needs of children, adolescents, and families with behavioural, relationship and emotional problems.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to prioritise work and make autonomous decisions when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Knowledge of current policy, legislation, and guidance (including evidence base) relevant to the provision of children's in-patient services and therapy.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage stress in self and others
  • Positive, caring, and can-do attitude with an enthusiastic, reliable and progressive approach in mental health care
  • Commitment to service development
Other Essential
  • Demonstrates evidence of Trust CARE values
  • Ability to travel independently where required
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check satisfactory to the Trust
  • Occupational health clearance satisfactory to the Trust

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