Clinical Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The National Inpatient Centre for Psychological Medicine (NICPM) is looking for qualified mental health nurses.

This is an opportunity to work in a rehabilitation setting, delivering care for people access the UK who have severe and complex chronic conditions including; ME/CFS, Functional Neurological Disorders, somatoform conditions and medically unexplained symptoms.

Our aim is to support people to make significant and sustained improvements in their overall health and wellbeing, and the clinical outcomes are evidence of effective practice.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT setting which provides a variety of evidence based psychological therapies and interventions. This is in the form of individual sessions and group work all offered and led by members across the MDT.

This is a great opportunity to learn and develop existing skills in a predominantly non-pharmacological setting. You will feel supported to develop your role through our in-house teaching, regular team reflection and commitment to both clinical and management supervision.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant/s will:

Undertake biopsychosocial assessments and contribute to the planning of care for patients in a multidisciplinary framework.

Participate in and coordinate the delivery of quality mental health and physical nursing care. This will involve the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for people who have complex needs requiring involvement from a range of professionals in the team, or where specific emotional, social or symptom management issues need to be addressed.

Assess the level of risk to patients and others using appropriate standardised tools.

As the shift coordinator, liaise with colleagues in the MDT regarding admissions and discharges of patients.

Demonstrate sound clinical skills and ability to make decisions, promoting the involvement of patients.

Effectively manage own time and workload with ability to delegate appropriately and prioritise accordingly.

Manage the clinical area, ensuring at all times that health and safety standards are met.

Demonstrate sound clinical skills and ability to make decisions, promoting the involvement of patients.

Facilitate and co-facilitate therapeutic groups.

Maintain and contribute to a safe and therapeutic working environment.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities
Rehabilitation & Recovery Responsible for delivering a range of therapeutic interventions to our patients in 1:1 sessions, joint sessions with MDT colleagues and in co-facilitating a range of therapeutic groups.

MDT working You will be working alongside colleagues from various professional backgrounds. We expect you to show an understanding and appreciation of each professional groups role in the delivery of care here at NICPM.

Key working Coordinating the care for people with severe and complex presentations. Writing and implementing care plans to meet the wide-ranging needs of our patients. Supporting colleagues to maintain high standards of care.

Assessments Not just assessing risk but providing more detailed and ongoing assessments of a persons biopsychosocial wellbeing and needs. In time, we will also ask you carry out pre-admission assessments on those patients on our waiting list.

Shift coordinating Managing the day to day running of our ward environment. Supporting staff on shift and providing clinically informed handovers. Having an overall awareness of what is occurring on the ward and dealing with situations as they arise.

Administering medication alongside other treatments Medications are just one part of the treatment we provide for patients here at NICPM.

Working with families and carers Help build and maintain relationships with the wider care network for our patients. Helping families to understand the journey a person has gone through in order to support their ongoing rehabilitation goals post discharge.

Person Specification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

  • Knowledge and skills of a range of therapeutic rehabilitation interventions

  • Knowledge and experience of MDT working

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