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Clinical Lead Staff Nurse

Band 6

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Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

Clinical Lead Staff Nurse – Inpatients

Band 6

(CAMHS)[Bridgwater], Somerset

Making a difference to children and young people in a CAMHS inpatient setting.

We put young people at the centre of all we do in Somerset. That's why we've recently reconfigured Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to integrate our community outreach and inpatient services.

Responsible for delivering a high-quality mental health service for children, young people and their families, you will have a particular focus on assessment, treatment and evaluation in the ward setting.

You will offer psycho-educational advice and practical support, using a collaborative, recovery-focused approach. Risk assessment and management is an essential part of the role. Liaising closely with both colleagues and a variety of external agencies; you will also provide clinical leadership to the team.

As part of the senior team, ensure that nursing staff on the ward provide the agreed standards of treatment, care and activity for patients, provide clinical leadership to the team by sharing specialist knowledge and ensuring a consistent high quality service is provided to our service users.

Working without direct supervision and being accountable for own actions and undertake case management processes through assessment of needs and identification of appropriate placement/packages of care. On occasions there may be a need to take on care coordination for identified cases, for example young people transitioning to adult services.

You will be required to support the Ward Manager to lead and manage the staff team, including development and welfare, ensuring good communication and team working and support the Ward Manager by contributing to clinical leadership within the team and assisting in the achievement of team objectives, targets and quality standards.

The post holder will contribute to the assessment, planning and implementation of treatment plans for children and young people with complex mental health needs and their families. They will supervise support staff, participating in a variety of therapeutic activities related to the clients’ care plans.

As a member of the nursing team the post holder will play a contributory role in facilitating the health and well-being of service users.

The post holder will be working as part of the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team, working with a recovery focused approach. His/her assessments/interventions will be a key component of the overall care plan for the young person.

You'll be part of a talented multidisciplinary team, working together, sharing expertise and benefiting from excellent professional development opportunities. All focused on being the best you can be, to deliver CAMH services that really stand out.

In return you can enjoy an excellent quality of life in Somerset, a rural county that's rather well connected, with easy access to coast and moorland, as well as a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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William Mongare
07468 711214

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