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Staff Nurse *Recruitment Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a £1500 new hire bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 6 months and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. NMC renewal payment.

The Croft is renowned for the assessment and treatment of children and their families. The 12-bedded unit is nationally commissioned through NHS England and provides for the admission of child and a parent together.

Situated just outside Cambridge, this specialist unit is one of three commissioned Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient wards, providing excellent care to young people and their families. All 3 wards are involved with QNIC and at different stages of the accreditation process. The co-location of these units is unique in the region and thus provides exceptional opportunities for professional development in this specialist area of mental health work, benefiting both the young people and staff within the units.

Due to our service expanding we are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our Tier 4 children's services in order to provide robust, creative and compassionate care to our diverse client group. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of commitment to raising standards of care for children, young people and their families.

This is a unique B5 Staff Nurse opportunity with career development - DBT essential skills training can be offered with further training possible. This role is suitable for newly qualified nurses.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide quality evidence based nursing advice, support and care for service users aged 13 and under with their parent within a multidisciplinary setting. For a diverse client group who display a range of mental health issues; neurodevelopmental and behavioural challenges. They will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, and will have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff, and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. They will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and that they act within their sphere of responsibility, managing the shift in the absence of the Ward Manager or the designated deputy.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

- To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.

- To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

- To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.

- To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.

- To promote carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.

- To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.

-To establish therapeutic relationships with service users and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.

- To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.

- To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies, at all times.

- To participate in working collaboratively with other Trust services and external agencies to provide seamless care for service users.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
  • NMC registration
  • Post graduate qualification relating to ward specialism
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Additional qualification for specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic level of managing young people/service users with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience relating inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Lived experience of mental health
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written, including IT literacy
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
  • Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to carry out physical interventions
  • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
  • Level of good assertiveness skills
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning
  • Thorough knowledge of physical healthcare needs
  • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Basic understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Basic understanding of needs and service users
  • Understanding of the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • The Trust 7C's and Respect Enable Values (REV) initiative expectations
  • Basic understanding of legislation relating to care including: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act, Data Protection Act
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
  • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
Other Essential
  • To continue your professional development and participate in annual appraisal and the performance management process
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude

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