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CAMHS Liaison Lead Nurse/Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a CQC 'Outstanding' Children and Young People's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

We welcome applications from Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

We encourage applicants currently working with Adults who want to develop a career within CAMHS, or working in other health care areas with relevant transferable skills.

A thorough induction & trainingpackage is being developed to support new staff within team.

Through robust supervision and training opportunities we will aim to develop your knowledge, skills and experience within a CAMHS Service.

The post holder will work in the CAMHS Urgent Care Pathway, specifically our Liaison Team, offering in-reach assessments to children & young people present within Royal Derby Hospital where there are concerns regarding their mental health.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with children & young people in assessing and treating their mental health difficulties in response to a crisis presentation at Royal Derby Hospital. Safe discharge care plans and safety assessments being the priority.

The post holder will act as a role model to assist in the embedding of outcome measures (ROM) and outcome orientated practice in the team.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary pathway team (MDT) for children and young people who present with severe mental illness, acute and complex presentations. This will include those with mental health concerns who have traditionally found it difficult to access service (ie looked-after children, young offenders, young people with alcohol and substance issues).

In accordance with national and local priorities and clinical guidelines the post holder will be responsive to the needs and views of local children, young people and their families.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

We are looking for a suitably experienced qualified practitioner who will improve children and young peoples mental health through providing highly specialist clinical assessment and care planning.

This will include working as part of multi-disciplinary team.

As a CYP IAPT Service we endeavour to offer an accessible, evidence-basedservice to children and young people, that delivers the right intervention at the right time.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, with post registration experience to join our multi-disciplinary team.

We welcome applicants wishing to work full or part time.

Our service works 8am-11pm, 7 days per week, which the post holder would be expected to contribute to. Shift types are 8am-5pm and 2pm-11pm.

A night time on call rota will be established in the future.

Person Specification



  • Core Profession


  • Additional qualifications relevant to the post



  • Recent and relevant, post-registration experience



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting


  • Experience of working with children & young people

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Temple House

Mill Hill Lane


DE23 6SA

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