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Senior Nurse/MH Practitioner with LD/ASC experience

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whiston
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for a qualified professional ie RMN/RGN/Mental Health Practitioner who has experience of working with LD/ASC. There is an expectation that you have an LD/ASC qualification and preferably experience with working in this field. There is an expectation that the applicant will be on a duty rota and will have a full case load of patients.

Main duties of the job

To accept referrals of children and their families, who have been referred to CYPMHS

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that are agreed with the child and caregiver in accordance with best practice. Ensure comprehensive risk assessment of children, young people and families and that risk management plans are in place and documented.

To review plans on a regular basis and discuss in clinical supervision any issues that needs addressing.

To liaise with other agencies in terms of information gathering and sharing as well as managing children and young people's care when there is more than one agency directly involved.

To inform local child protection co-ordinator and senior clinicians of any concerns regarding protection issues.

Use audit/outcome measures to measure change/quality in accordance with maintaining Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People (IAPT:CYP) compliance.

To organise own caseload and work schedules in agreement with Senior Clinician(s).

To see families/children in the setting most appropriate for effective and efficient care.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

CLINICAL

To accept referrals of children and their families, who have been referred to CYPMHS

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that are agreed with the child and caregiver in accordance with best practice. Ensure comprehensive risk assessment of children, young people and families and that risk management plans are in place and documented.

To review plans on a regular basis and discuss in clinical supervision any issues that needs addressing.

To liaise with other agencies in terms of information gathering and sharing as well as managing children and young peoples care when there is more than one agency directly involved.

To inform local child protection co-ordinator and senior clinicians of any concerns regarding protection issues.

Use audit/outcome measures to measure change/quality in accordance with maintaining Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People (IAPT:CYP) compliance.

To organise own caseload and work schedules in agreement with Senior Clinician(s).

To see families/children in the setting most appropriate for effective and efficient care.

Undertake clinical procedures, including the measurement of physical characteristics relevant to their treatment plan e.g. blood pressure, weight etc.

Monitor and record/report effects and side effects of any other prescribed psychotropic medication.

Engage and support service users and carers utilising evidence based psychotherapeutic principles.

Prescribe and deliver evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions.

Act as knowledge resource in specialist area of practice to other team members and other agencies as required.

To ensure co-ordinated service user centred care with a proactive role with other involved professionals.

MANAGERIAL

To be responsible for the supervision and monitoring of caseloads of junior clinicians as and when required.

Participate in the process of clinical supervision.

To observe and maintain agreed policies and procedures as defined by the Trust

Participate in Multi-disciplinary Team meetings and other service related meetings as appropriate.

To inform the lead clinician for the Multi-disciplinary Team of matters that might affect policy decisions.

To co-operate with senior clinicians in CYPMHS in investigating complaints and mishaps.

To participate in in-service training and interagency staff.

To undertake any such duties as may be delegated and appropriate according to level of skill and competency.

Follow policies and protocols with regards to children and family services and share relevant information with other agencies as required by Child Protection procedures.

Supervised for managerial purposes by Team Manager

Participate in the Trusts research, audit and development projects as required.

EDUCATION / DEVELOPMENT

To supervise and participate in the training of students and other professionals and interagency staff.

To assess and evaluate the progress of students and report the same to the relevant professional discipline and tutorial staff concerned where indicated.

To keep-up-to-date with Best Practice relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health service and user needs.

To participate in the induction process of new staff as necessary.

To act as advisor on Child and Adolescent Mental Health to other healthcare professionals and interagency staff.

To promote and facilitate the education of child and adolescent mental health with children, young people, families, interagency staff and healthcare professionals.

Continue personal professional development through a structured appraisal and training process.

Participate in the supervision and practice development of junior staff and students.

Undertake annual Individual Performance Appraisal (IPA) and Personal Development Plan with your line manager.

Contribute to the continuing development and planning of the Multi-disciplinary Team.

Provide evidence to support development around the Trust Appraisal system which may include the KSF or other competency profiles.

Participate in regular supervision, engage in reflective practice and be committed to continued development.

Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others.

RESEARCH AND AUDIT

To maintain accurate systematic, clinical and professional records, as required by the service and in accordance with Trust Policy.

To provide statistics as required by the Trust

To ensure effective communication between interagency staff and healthcare professionals. This may require the co-ordination of other services as appropriate under the guidance of the Senior Nurse/Clinician.

To participate in the effectiveness of communications within the service, by attendance at clinical, staff and professional meetings, as advised by the senior clinical nurse.

To participate in the CYPMHS Nurse peer group as appropriate

Undertake and participate in appropriate audit, quality assurance programmes and research as directed.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained), e.g. RMN, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of child and adolescent mental health
Knowledge/experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience at Band 5 level (or equivalent)
  • Work with children and adolescents with mental health problems.
  • Community work
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Research methodology/audit cycle
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and legislation, The Children Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of mental health problems relating to children and adolescents
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Mental health and risk assessments of children, adolescents and their families
  • Ability to apply therapeutic knowledge to clinical practice
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties.


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