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Preceptorship CAMHS Nurses Sussex

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Band 5 - £27055
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We know that taking up your first job as a nurse is both exciting and scary. That's why we've set up our Preceptorship Academy, to help you get the very best start.

Your transition from student to registered nurse is one of the biggest leaps you will ever make in your nursing career. But you don't have to do it alone. Our preceptorship programme is designed specifically for you as a newly qualified nurse, to support you in that transition.

Working within a supportive clinically led team, you will have the opportunity to really work in partnership with patients - engaging, supporting and developing a relationship which really enables the recovery process. With a real commitment to improving care delivery, as part of our team you will be supporting quality improvements and initiatives that will enhance the patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Our preceptorship programme is a a great opportunity to map out your continuing professional development and consider how you want to progress your career as a nurse. You will reflect on and evaluate your role and identity as a nurse, and when you need that extra bit of support to help you through, we'll be here for you alongside your multi-disciplinary team.

The programme is designed and delivered by senior mental health professionals and peer trainers - people with lived experience of mental health services. Through supervision and assessment you are supported to practice safely and build your confidence during your first 12 months as a newly qualified nurse.

You will work closely with the Team Managers to drive change, implement practice development initiatives, and maintain standards set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC).

About us

Sussex Partnership have a number of opportunities across a variety of CAMHS services - from community to inpatient, covering Sussex and Hampshire.

Chalkhill is our modern purpose built 16-bedded Child and Adolescent inpatient service. We provide an inpatient and day service for young people aged 12-18 with emotional difficulties and psychiatric problems. Day patients attend each weekday from 9am-4pm.

The young people using our service experience a wide range of difficulties requiring assessment and/or treatment, including psychosis, eating disorders, anxiety, depressionand emotional dysregulation.

It's an exciting time to join us as we are currently working on various practice initiatives including developing our Acute Care Model, and implementing a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy model of care for young people with intense emotions who self-harm.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Job description Job responsibilities

To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Has or is working towards nursing qualification

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