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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2021.

Senior Mental Health Nurse / Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CS901

Solent NHS Trust
Building Resilience and Strength Team (BRS)
£38,890 - £44,503 p. a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Building Resilience and Strength team (BRS) is a unique specialist mental health service for children and young people in crisis.

It is one of several CAMHS teams in Southampton and works in close partnership with extended teams across Sp CAMHS and CAMHS liaison. As an integrated multi agency service we hold close working partnerships across both Solent NHS trust and Southampton City Council, bringing together a range of colleagues from across professional backgrounds to meet the diverse needs of children and young people we work with.

The service provides short to medium term high intensity intervention with the aim of preventing hospital admission or placement breakdown. Multi agency partnership working is strong within Southampton and this is well demonstrated by this long-standing service made up of a wide range of multi-agency professionals demonstrating the positive outcomes that can be achieved for young people when health, social care and education work cohesively together.

We are excited to offer a position for a Senior Nurse as we continue to push the boundaries on the services we offer in order to deliver high quality mental health services for children, young people and their families.

You will be joining a well-established nursing team which crosses our four CAMH Services, led by a Nurse Consultant and lead nurses in each of the settings. We place immense value on the contribution of nurses in our services and as such are committed to the development of a strong governance structure which offers high quality training, supervisions and career development opportunities In your first year with us we will support you to access essential skills training in both DBT and CBT.

Do you have:

  • A desire to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of children, young people and families at a point of crisis?
  • The ability to work within a team and forge good working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues?
  • Experience of undertaking effective risk assessment, risk management and collaborative working with young people and families?
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting with leadership, management and supervisory responsibilities?
  • Great communication skills with young people and with colleagues from different sectors?

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse who is caring, compassionate and committed to providing excellent care for young people and their families. You will offer a psychiatric perspective to the multi-agency team through therapeutic work, consultation, peer supervision, joint work and participation in team meetings. You will be committed to delivering high quality care through evidence based practice and in return we will demonstrate our commitment to your development through strong supervision and CPD opportunities.

This is an exciting post which will appeal to colleagues committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills and experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, or closely linked settings.

We look forward to discussing the role further with interested candidates and receiving your application.

For an informal discussion please contact Lindsey Hunt, BRS Team Manager, on 023 8083 4430 or Georgia Jesty, BRS clinical Lead, on 023 8083 4659/07785310429.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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