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Rotational and Development CAMHS & ED

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central London
£30,786 - £37,841 per annum inc. HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
15 Jul 2022
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Job Details

We are looking to recruit motivated and passionate nurses (RMN/RNLD) for an exciting Rotational opportunity for our CAMHS and Eating Disorder (ED) units. Our new Nurse Rotation Programme is an excellent opportunity to contribute towards your career progression through developing skills, experience and knowledge across our CAMHS &ED inpatients services.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive working knowledge across our CAMHS and ED inpatient settings (3 units)

Collingham Child and Family Centre (5 – 13yrs unit)

Lavender Walk Adolescent Unit (13 – 18yrs unit)

Vincent Square Eating Disorders Unit

Spending 6 months on each ward as part of a rotation, you will experience an opportunity to work within varying highly specialised environments that will enrich your professional career. We are dedicated to creating the nursing leaders of the future and are committed to providing the development and training required to achieve this.

All nursing staff will be offered opportunity to access a variety of funded training that is recognised as fundamental to the recovery of patients requiring care and treatment within our services

  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Trauma Informed Care Training
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training
  • Advanced and Physical Health Level 7 with 30 credits towards a Masters degree or bespoke course in CAMHS
  • Leadership Skills through NHS Academy and Practice Assessor training.
  • ASD Training

Main duties of the job

As a RAD Nurse, you are expected to complete the 18months programme to facilitate your development and ensure effective care delivery. In order to ensure effective running of the programme and prevent disruption to services, you are required to provide 12 weeks’ notice if you decide to come off the programme before the 18months.

Job Summary:

Band 5 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Band 5 nurses are expected to be kind and responsive, professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:

  • keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments
  • ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures
  • ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process

Working for our organisation

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Our modified and exciting rotational 18months rotational programme offers:

  • 3 separate rotations across our CAMHS & ED inpatient units
  • Placements will includeLavender, Collingham and Vincent Square
  • Training and Development relevant to your role as part of these rotations ie Trust's Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, training in a variety of therapeutic approaches relevant to the role and client group.
  • Bespoke training in Advance Mental/LD and physical health at level 7
  • An opportunity to receive training in Quality Improvement and to be involved in local QI projects
  • We hope that after the 18months posting you will have enhanced your skills as a Band 5 Staff Nurse and will have had exposure to skills to help you progress onto a Band CTL or leadership posts within the service

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

 Patient Safety

Band 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:

  •  Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so, acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria

  • Registered nurse Mental Health
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development

Experience Essential criteria

  • You need previous experience of working in the mental health services either as a band 5 nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.

Skills and Knowledge Essential criteria

  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct

Other Essential criteria

  • Able to work efficiently in the community

To find out more or to apply for this role please click on the APPLY button.


There’s a place for you at CNWL

We’re passionate about delivering first-class patient-centered, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient’s own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. 
We’re always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we’re hoping to find our future leaders and we’ll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more – whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

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