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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Thorpe Coombe Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa (plus HCAS)
24/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Waltham Forest Child and Family Consultation Service are seeking a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join a friendly, motivated team working with Children, Young People and their families.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a genuine interest and experience of working with young people. They will also need to be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the evidence based assessment and treatment offered within the service.

The post holder will be expected to complete detailed mental health assessments for young people, including the identification and management of risk to themselves, others or from others. They will work as part of a duty team to consider new referrals, signposting or allocating for further assessment and/or treatment.

The post holder will be expected to maintain a caseload, working in an evidenced based and time limited way, including use of outcome monitoring to measure progress and client satisfaction. Interventions may involve working individually with young people and their carers, but also with families and groups. Sessions will take place at the team base and at other locations in the community, so willingness to work in an agile way within the borough is essential.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will bring a nursing view to the team and when representing the service in meetings with other agencies. They will contribute to a learning environment for student nurses and will mentor students. They will be expected to engage in regular clinical supervision and safeguarding supervision.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).



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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Arthey, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Waltham Forest Child and Family Consultation Service

0300 555 1247