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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2020.

Preceptorship Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurses

Job Reference: 354-NQN-ND-20-E

Employer:
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Mental Health
Location:
Various
Salary:
Band 5 - £24,214 - £30,112 pro rata for part time

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.


Preceptorship CAMHS Nurses

We know that taking up your first job as a nurse is both exciting and scary. That's why we've set up our Preceptorship Academy, to help you get the very best start.

Your transition from student to registered nurse is one of the biggest leaps you will ever make in your nursing career. But you don’t have to do it alone. Our preceptorship programme is designed specifically for you as a newly qualified nurse, to support you in that transition.

Working within a supportive clinically led team, you will have the opportunity to really work in partnership with patients - engaging, supporting and developing a relationship which really enables the recovery process. With a real commitment to improving care delivery, as part of our team you will be supporting quality improvements and initiatives that will enhance the patient experience.

We want you to feel equipped with the right skills to become a brilliant nurse. We will help, support and nurture you to become the best you can be. We will help you to develop in confidence as a nursing professional, enhance your skills and continue your journey of life-long learning.

Our preceptorship programme is also a great opportunity to map out your continuing professional development and consider how you want to progress your career as a nurse. You will reflect on and evaluate your role and identity as a nurse, and when you need that extra bit of support to help you through, we'll be here for you alongside your multi-disciplinary team.

The programme is designed and delivered by senior mental health professionals and peer trainers – people with lived experience of mental health services. Through supervision and assessment you are supported to practice safely and build your confidence during your first 12 months as a newly qualified nurse.

Chalkhill is a modern purpose built 16-bedded Child and Adolescent inpatient service. We provide an inpatient and day service for young people aged 12-18 with emotional difficulties and psychiatric problems. Day patients attend each weekday from 9am-4pm.

The young people using our service experience a wide range of difficulties requiring assessment and/or treatment, including psychosis, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation.

 

You will also be expected to work closely with the Ward Manager and Matron to drive change, implement practice development initiatives, and maintain standards set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC).

About us

It’s an exciting time to join us as we are currently working on various practice initiatives including developing our Acute Care Model, and implementing a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy model of care for young people with intense emotions who self-harm.

We have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and ‘Good’ overall. Our team prides itself on being very friendly, welcoming and working together with our young people to put our shared values and beliefs into practice. We are looking for compassionate and non-judgmental individuals to join our service who are committed to empowering our young people to thrive. Previous experience of working in a young person’s setting is not essential.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our preceptorship programme please contact:

Una Hobson, Lead Nurse Education and Training and preceptorship programme lead, on una.hobson@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or 07738 757272

Antony Davies, Recruitment Advisor, on nursing@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or 07468 475141

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Nik Mansfield (Matron) or Vicki Barwood (Ward Manager) on 01444 472670.

You can also check us out online: sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/service-chalkhill

  • Twitter: @ChalkhillH
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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.


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.


UK Registration

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



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