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Specialist Nurse for Physical Health

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Post Holder will be part of the multi-disciplinary psychology Led Healthcare In-Reach team to provide evidence based physical health assessment and treatment to young people aged between 12-17 in a secure welfare setting, as part of a seven day a week rota service.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will assertively engage with young people through direct work as well as with the young person's local and wider professional network to identify and manage physical health needs of the young person.

The postholder will act as the health professional responsible in ensuring good physical health for the young person and improving future long term health outcome.

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 provide physical health nursing assessment and treatment to young people within a psychology led in reach health team daily.
  • Complete standardised specialist health assessments for children in secure care including information gathering from health agencies who have previously worked with young person.
  • Work within own competencies to refer young people to appropriate specialist services, including universal public health services.
  • To provide practical and emotional support to encourage parents and residential staff to take a proactive approach to the physical health needs of the young person.
  • To provide practical and emotional support to encourage young people to take a proactive approach to their own physical health care.
  • To work in partnership with parents and residential staff within the individual psychological formulation for the young person
  • To lead on sharing holistic health needs to professional meetings centred around the young person
  • To lead on comprehensive health care plans developed in partnership with the young person which will include mental health, physical health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive clinical records and notes and complete reports to a high standard.
  • Direct work with the young person to promote independence, develop life skills, and support safe transition from Clare Lodge.
  • Identifying and referring to appropriate health services as part of the young persons transition from Clare Lodge into a community setting.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered General Nurse/Children's Nurse
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills/Minor Illness or Injury or interest to complete on employment.
  • Non-medical prescribing or interest to complete on employment.
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
  • Knowledge of specific needs and risk for children in care and related conditions.
  • Provision of therapy intervention acquired through training and experience
  • To have completed appropriate Child and Adolescent mental health training or be committed to complete on employment.
  • Sexual Health and Contraceptive Training.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and their families
  • Experience of working with young people with complex health needs.
  • Experience of physical health assessment and medical triage
  • Experience of safely managing minor illness and injury and development of treatment plan.
  • Experience and underpinning knowledge of child and adolescent mental health and related difficulties including substance misuse and self-injurious behaviour.
  • Delivering group sessions
  • Experience delivering training.
  • Experience of complex carecoordination with multiagency partners.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Understanding of needs of children who present with high risk behaviour or interest to complete on employment
  • Venepuncture or commitment to complete on employment.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to principles of high-quality care and service provision
  • Good level of IT skills
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Office

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