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Staff Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Luton, Bedfordshire
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Adult mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is embarking on a very exciting journey to develop our specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). In 2021, NHS England confirmed additional funding to develop an interim acute mental health inpatient unit for Children and Young People in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

The development of the new service is being done in conjunction with children, parents and carers who have experience of in-patient admission. Young people are helping us plan the ethos of the unit, recruit the staff and think about how we can deliver the best care. Were really proud of the leadership provided by young people to improve mental health services. If you come and join us you will have a unique opportunity to truly collaborate to improve outcomes.

The space will provide specialist, short-term care for children and young people aged 13-17 with severe or complex mental health difficulties. You will be working alongside a diverse multi-disciplinary team that reflects the population that we serve. Our vision is to make a positive difference in young people's lives by providing the highest quality mental health service to our local communities, to help them overcome some of lifes challenges.

Main duties of the job

This post will be based in Calnwood Court in Luton, Bedfordshire.

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.

To manage and organise work as required.

Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

Contribute to the development of high-quality evidence-based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.

To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.

To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.

About us

ELFT is working in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), which provides mental health services in Milton Keynes.

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting young people and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

We are also passionate about staff wellbeing and the trust also pride themselves on learning and development. Specialised training for CAMHS inpatient services is also provided. Development opportunities within the trust and specific roles are also supported and encouraged.

In the long term, a dedicated and permanent CAMHS unit will be developed in the proposed new build that the trust is developing in Bedford. This post is substantive, as staff recruited into this role will have the opportunity to transition into the permanent unit.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are now seeking Band 5 Staff Nurses to join the team. Please see the job description for more information on this particular role. Interview date to be confirmed.

For further information, please contact:

Leah Upton ( Clinical Nurse Manager, or Eleanor Chesters (, Modern Matron.''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognise stress
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • To have knowledge of Mental Health presentations and appropriate interventions.
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Awareness of supervision and reflective practices

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