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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

CAMHS Inpatient Nurse - Band 5/6

Job Reference: 201-20-107-A

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sowenna Team
Sowenna, Bodmin Hospital Site, Bodmin
£24,214 - £37,267 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about our Trust please click on the Trust's further link on this webpage.

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients

Successful candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day on Friday 17th April 2020 held at Print Works in St Austell. Please note this will be either a morning or afternoon session to be confirmed.

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic band 5 or band 6 RNMH or RNLD to join us in our brand new CAMHS ‘Sowenna’ inpatient facility in Bodmin, comprising a 14 bed unit for 13 -18 year olds, including a High Dependency Unit.

We are striving for our unit to be innovative, creative and family focused. We are inspired by some of the best practice and emerging evidence base from around the country and are not afraid to trial some new and original thinking for the benefit of our young people. We are looking for imaginative and playful individuals that are motivated by the opportunities and challenges of developing what we hope will be a gold standard unit.

It is very important to us that we create a unit that is therapeutic at its very core and takes into account child development, systemic thinking and trauma. It is our aim that we take a whole staff team approach to understanding, engaging and supporting young people. Our pledge is that every interaction will be therapeutic; we would therefore like to attract curious, accepting and empathetic team members who share in this ethos.

In order to achieve such ambitious goals we recognise the importance of supporting all our staff in building and feeling a part of a healthy, well-functioning team and service. We appreciate we are striving for cutting edge assessment and treatment within a highly emotive and distressing environment. We are therefore looking for individuals that are good under pressure; place high worth in team based working and with an unrelenting passion and dedication for working with young people and their families.

It is our intention to embed reflective practice, continual learning and clinical supervision into the essence of the service. We hope to offer a bespoke and rolling training package to all staff and would like to invest in our team member’s sense of mastery. We assure to be mindful of fostering career progression opportunities moving forward. We are especially interested in utilising new employee’s specialist expertise and interests.

It is an exciting time to be joining Cornwall CAMHS as there has been large scale investment in the local services. Cornwall is leading the way on a ground-breaking Clinical Associate Psychology (CAP) service, the first of its kind anywhere in England and Wales. There has also been major investment in developing care pathways for CAMHS, extra investment in Psychologist posts and the roll-out of the I-thrive model.

Cornwall is a beautiful and fulfilling place to live, with opportunities to make the most of the stunning coastline or moors. Summers are vibrant and full of entertainment and winters allow you to have whole beaches to yourself. Bodmin is well located and easily accessible from the A30 and A38. Attractive relocation packages are available to assist you in relocating to this beautiful area of the country!

If you are looking to work somewhere that is unconditionally respectful to young people and their families, that value their staff as individuals and continuously strives to be the best unit it can be then we could be the team for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Graham Garside - Interim Ward Manager Sowenna Team

tel :01208 834234

To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund to support CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust also brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual RCNi portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Multiple flexible working options

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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