Registered Nurses (RMN's) - CAMHS
Priory North London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young Adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.
We are currently seeking motivated and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurses to join the team and work on our Adolescent Unit. The adolescent unit consists of 2 wards. Oak ward has 9 beds and Birch ward has 13 beds. The vast majority of our patients are funded by the NHS and referred from local NHS out-patient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We also provide services for adolescents with OCD and private patients. We work with 12 to 17 year olds presenting with a wide range of mental health problems, but particular specialities are with self harm. Many of our young people have experienced earlier abuse and neglect and have attachment difficulties and emotional dysregulation.
Some of our nursing team have further developed with additional responsibilities as Designated Safeguarding Officers and qualified safeguarding trainers and PMVA trainers to name a few initiatives locally and how we are often looking to promote from within.
This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in a multitude of specialist areas working in CAMHS, Adults Acute, Addictions and specialist OCD fields. This will allow you to expand your knowledge and skillset very quickly giving you an outstanding platform for your career.
We also have a demonstrable career pathway where nurses on our wards have progressed to become Charge Nurses, Ward Managers, Director of Clinical Services and Service/Site Managers of other sites. So this job is not just a job for you but a chance to progress through development and hard work.
We use a variety of different therapeutic approaches and in particular use Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) which is an evidence based approach for use with self harm. We would expect you to be able to use DBT skills when working with the young people and we will provide regular training and supervision on-site for this.
We also have some young people with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Body Dysmorphic Disorder who are referred here for help. We will also provide training on-site for working with young people with these conditions.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their skills and experiences in engaging with patients, effectively managing risk and promoting patient involvement in their care and treatment.
You will want to work in a therapeutic environment that supports the patients move towards a safe, more independent future and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills.
You will work with a large multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, other registered mental health nurses, healthcare assistants, teaching staff, therapists (including DBT and CBT therapists, a clinical psychologist, a child psychotherapist and an occupational therapist). You will be involved in the assessment, planning and implementation of patient care. You will also be expected to attend daily multidisciplinary handover meetings, ward rounds and CPA meetings.
Occasionally you may be needed to work in the adult acute unit dependant on service needs. This is a service catering mainly to adult private patients and also adult OCD patients referred through the NHS.
Rewards and benefits include; enhanced pay rates for nights and weekends, additional external employee support, online discount/savings centre, cycle to work and gym schemes, pension, generous refer a friend scheme, health plan schemes to name a few. We will also pay 100% of your annual NMC registration fee
We will also consider applicants who are looking for part-time work as well as full-time roles. We will also welcome Preceptor applicants looking for that first role. Full training will be provided.
To apply on line please visit our website jobs.priorygroup.com. For an informal chat please contact Claire Twyford, Director of Clinical Services on 02088828191.