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Senior Clinical Nurse

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Yorkshire Centre for Psychological Medicine (YCPM). The YCPM delivers biopsychosocial care for people suffering with complex medically unexplained symptoms and physical/psychological comorbidities. The YCPM is an eight bed specialist in-patient unit which was originally established at Leeds General Infirmary in 1980.

This is a unique service which has a history over many years of delivering services within Leeds and West Yorkshire, but which is now able to offer access to patients from across the north of England and beyond.

The YCPM is part of the wider Liaison Psychiatry service in Leeds. Liaison Psychiatry is the subspeciality of psychiatry concerned with clinical service, teaching and research in the general hospital setting.

We are looking for a Clinical Nurse (Registered - Mental Health) to join the YCPM, to provide nursing interventions and rehabilitation over a 24 hour shift pattern. They must be interested in working in a multidisciplinary setting supporting people with concurrent psychological and physical problems, including cases of medically unexplained symptoms, somatisation, atypical eating disorder, and CFS/ME, etc.

There is a strong emphasis on improving occupational performance and quality of life. This is central to the philosophy of the team. This post gives a real opportunity to work with patients in a holistic way, using a variety of interventions to promote physical and psychological well-being. For example anxiety management, health education/promotion, activity management, naso-gastric feeding and other physical health care. Education and training is provided for anyone joining the team.

This recruitment is part of the existing team to respond to vacancies and to prepare for an increase in service provision.

Previous experience in Liaison Psychiatry is not essential but applicants must demonstrate an understanding of working with this patient group. Interested applicants are strongly advised to attend an open session on the unit prior to completing the application form. This will be held week commencing 141016 and 211016 and will provide further information about the unit and the work we do. Please contact the Ward Administrator ( ( Phone number removed ) ) to book your place on the session.

Please be advised that NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application and ensure that you apply through the restricted jobs part of your NHS Jobs account.

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications are recieved. It is in the candidates best interest to apply as soon as possible.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

If you have not received any further communication from us within four weeks you are asked to assume that your application has been unsuccessful. If you should have any queries regarding progress with your application form please contact us.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be a Living Wage employer.

To help us achieve our goal of improving health, improving lives, the Trust will become Smoke Free for staff and service users from April 2016.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

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