Salary: £24,500 to £27,800
Hours: 37.5 per week
Closing Date: 30th April 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support? Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team working in a unique and innovative environment delivering cutting edge, evidence based and clinically recommended approaches in providing care and support for females with a wide range of complex presentations including Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. As part of Kemp unit you will be working towards recovery with women who have otherwise struggled to engage with and in many cases marginalised by mainstream mental health services. We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice.
The underpinning model for the Kemp Unit is Structured Clinical Management, and the programme will also draw on other clinical models, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). You will have the opportunity to be involved in delivering these therapies and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed to work in what can be a challenging but extremely rewarding environment.
The unit is the first of its kind to deliver this particular variety of evidence based therapies and interactions with a view to creating a "gold standard" service.
As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities and as part of what is a relatively new service, you will also be involved in helping to shape what will be a revolutionary new approach to working with this client group.
This will involve numerous research projects which we hope will influence similar therapeutic approaches across the country.
Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:
- Structured Clinical Management
- ESTD 4 Day Foundation Training in Trauma & Dissociative Disorders
- KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder)
- Risk formulation and management
- Training in the models used on the unit including IPT and CFT
As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support of our employees and as such Clinical Supervision (group and individual) is offered and supported by the organisation.
This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.
If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Karen Abrahams, Unit Manager on 01904 420920/ email email@example.com, or Leanna Pudelko, Deputy Manager, on 01904 404277/ firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and an informal chat. We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.