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Senior Staff Nurses - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Up to £36,565 plus enhancements (depending on experience)

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Staff / Senior Staff Nurse RMN / RNLD / Children's Nurse

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Flexible Working Full and Part Time and Bank Opportunities available

Salary: up to £36,565 plus enhancements (depending on experience)

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

Working together with young people and their families.

Our CAMHS is a Trauma Informed Care Service, ensuring that everything we do is driven by an understanding of how trauma affects the whole person; physically, mentally and socially. We provide low and medium secure Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services, with the objective of enabling young people to live well and to their full potential in the least restrictive environment possible.

We have exciting opportunities within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for compassionate and dedicated Staff / Senior Staff Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses who want to make a difference to the lives of young people.

We are open to those nurses who would prefer to work flexible working hours to support shifts across a part and full time rota in the division. We endorse a work-life balance, please let us know your preferences when applying!

Some of the main duties of a Senior Staff Nurse are to:

  • Plan, organise and deploy staff according to competencies and workload in order to meet patient needs.
  • Develop, implement, review and promote the importance of effective outcome focused care plans to meet individual preferences and needs, attending and contributing to ward rounds.
  • Effectively communicate with all MDT members, taking positive risks to manage the care environment and reduce the use of restrictive practices.
  • Build and monitor ongoing relationships with patients, their families and carers to encourage trust, whilst listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.
  • Ensure all patient records, records of risk and interventions that have been taken, are up to date and accurate.
  • Use refection and supervision to learn from events and generate opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  • Receive and provide clinical supervision.
  • Support the division to deliver specific outcome measures.
  • Complete required ward audits in line with the Clinical Governance strategy.

What’s in it for you?

Alongside a competitive salary, we have a number of other benefits which include:
 

  • Pension
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Enhanced maternity cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS