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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 310-MCC01-1648035-D

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Child and adolescent mental health
Block 19 IDA Darwin, Cambridge
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata

We are looking for a highly motivated Staff Nurse to join our team at The Darwin Centre for Young People. The successful applicant will be a Nurse committed to working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and be enthusiastic about joining our dynamic, skilled and supportive multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will work intensively with young people and will have the opportunity to practise and develop skills in individual work, group work, family therapy and Metallization based Therapy, the AMBIT model

Headed by the Ward Manager and Consultant, the team includes a Social Worker, Patient and Carer Support Worker, Outreach Workers, Family Therapists, Art Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist in addition to the strong clinical nursing team led by the Clinical Nurse Specialist. In return we have excellent opportunities for staff.

  • Preceptorship Development Programme
  • Robust Orientation Programme on the Unit
  • Mentorship programme for all nurses
  • Continuous Professional Development via Royal college of Nursing / Psychiatrist
  • Excellent Revalidation Support
  • Trust Recognition Award
  • Free parking
  • Relocation Package will be considered
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Close link with Anna Freud Centre
  • Sensory Approaches Training
  • Ambit Induction Training
  • Link with Local University ARU

There is a full therapeutic group programme that is delivered by the nursing staff, we offer nurses meetings, weekly staff support and weekly in house training. The unit boasts a warm and compassionate approach lending itself to compliments from many visitors on the calming environment generated by the ward.

The Darwin Centre is QNIC accredited by the Royal college of Psychiatrist and is therefore one of the leading inpatient CAMHS offering a high standard of inpatient care to Young people aged 12-18 with severe mental health problems. Our core values are PRIDE (Professional. Respect. Innovation. Dignity. Empowerment)

Recent visit from CQC gave Darwin Centre “outstanding” rating on Effectiveness. The unit is situated roughly four and a half miles south of Cambridge in pleasant grounds, and admits young people from all over East Anglia. Situated adjacent to the Darwin is the school, Darwin Centre for Learning who provides Education programmes which is highly praised and has received an excellent rating from Ofsted.

As part of the Children’s Directorate within CPFT, the Darwin is co-commissioned with the Phoenix, a specialist eating disorder service for children and adolescents, and the younger children’s inpatient service, the Croft. There are therefore significant opportunities for personal development both within the unit and the directorate should the applicant wish to expand their knowledge.

This appointment will be to the Tier 4 children’s inpatient services within CPFT. Your initial base will be at the Darwin Centre, however, there is an expectation and desire that nursing staff will undertake personal competency development by undertaking planned periods of placement on all our units to meet skill development and service delivery needs.

In addition, and although infrequent, you may be asked to undertake individual shifts on other units to meet the needs of the service and fulfil the Trust’s duty of care to all its patients. The Trust operates a rotational shift pattern and this includes weekend working when required by the unit/Trust.

For part time posts - Salary will be pro-rata.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kailash Ludhor (Ward Manager) on 01223 534430

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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