Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurse / Charge Nurse

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  • Sector:

    Mental Health

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  • Salary:

    £23 - £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ade Timson

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7193 4003

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Health Recruit Network have a new and exciting opportunity for Nurse to join our client based in Kent and Medway's CYPMHS Enhanced Treatment Pathway.

Based in Staplehurst, Kent; the Kent and Medway Adolescent Hospital (KMAH) comprises of 14 beds for young people who require admission to support them in managing their mental health so they may be discharged safely into the community as soon as possible. The hospital also provides 72hr crisis beds' focused on brief admission and safety planning to avoid lengthy admission. The site also houses the Health Based Place of Safety (HBPoS). The purpose-built unit is the main base for the whole pathway and includes a broad and experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) which includes Doctors, Psychologists, Occupational and Creative Therapists.

The role involves supporting young people who have been admitted engage in treatment around managing their mental health and risk. The average length of stay for young people is around 6-8 weeks during which time the young person and their family are offered treatment to support safe discharge back to the community. Young people admitted to the unit may engage in behaviours often associated with mental distress such as self-harm, agitation, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts.

Working Hours: shifts will vary depending to the rota. Shift timings are early: 07:30-15:30, late: 13:00-21:00, night: 20:30-08:00

Duration: 11/11/2022 Extensions available 3 monthly.

Responsibilities: Shift co-ordination and allocation, medication (JAC trained), risk assessment, care planning, report writing, attendance at MDT meetings

Skills: Experience of CAMHS inpatient setting preferred, Enhanced DBS, experience of shift co-ordination, for band 6 staff should have enough experience to be the senior nurse on duty.

The unit can also offer transport to and from the station for staff. The on site accommodation for £10 per night.

Health Recruit Network are a trusted supplier of NHS and Private healthcare services. We supply work to Registered General Nurses (RGN), Mental Health Nurses (RMN), Learning Disabilities Nurse (RNLD) and Healthcare Assistants (HCA). We are one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the UK and supply Nationwide. Health Recruit Network are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy.