We have an opportunity within our Dudley Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for a permanent Community Psychiatric Nurse, Band 6, based at The Elms Health Centre B63 2UR
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team. We are an energetic and hardworking team working with children and young people from the age of 0-18.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual with a keenness and ability to integrate your current skills and apply them in this context. Important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively.
The role of the Community Psychiatric Nurse will be to provide assessment and intervention to children and young people. You will need strong clinical decision making skills and be committed to improving the lives of those struggling with mental health.
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
We currently employ over 3,500 people and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help make a positive difference to someone's life is a very powerful feeling.
Exciting opportunities are happening within Dudley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). As a clinical team we are involved in a redesign and restructure of our services to ensure that we are providing the best evidence based practice care in the best timely way we can.
Our CAMHS Service is a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, specialist nurses, systemic, child and art psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychiatrists, who are passionate in their aim to work with children, young people and their families in developing creative solutions to improve their mental health difficulties.
Job description Job responsibilities
CAMHS professionals deal with a wide range of mental health problems. Many children and young people are troubled by emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. These can cause worry and distress both to themselves and to those who care for them. A large part of the CAMHS professionals work is to identify the problem, understand the causes and advise about what may help.
As a Community Psychiatric Nurse in CAMHS you will be responsible for the care of a caseload of young people with various emotional and mental health needs. You will also undertake regular assessments of young people who are new to the service, and be responsible for making recommendations about their future care. You will have a can do attitude and work collaboratively with colleagues in the team and partner agencies. You will be able to work creatively to meet the needs of young people and their families. You will have a sound understanding of the principles of risk assessment and management. In return, we will provide you with robust supervision, opportunities to attend peer group meetings, personal development and training opportunities.
Please refer to the attached full job description for more details
Person Specification Education Essential
- oDegree/Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
- oPost graduate training/course relevant to CAMHS
- oPost graduate experience working in CAMHS
- oExperience of CAMHS assessments and evidence-based interventions
- oExperience of managing and organising a complex caseload
- oKnowledge of mental health problems in children and adolescents
- oApplication of mental health assessments and interventions
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