We have an opportunity within our Dudley Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for a permanent Band 7 Senior Nurse 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 individuals 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. We are an energetic and hardworking team working with children and young people from the age of 0-18. Dudley CAMHS is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team comprising Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Worker and Support Workers.
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 work is to identify the problem, understand the causes and advise about what may help.
The role of the Senior 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. The successful candidate will have robust risk assessment and management skills and be able to work creatively and flexibly to meet the needs of the young people and their families.
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.
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.
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
As a senior member of the team you will have the opportunity to offer supervision and leadership to junior nursing colleagues. You will also participate in the CAMHS Duty system supporting colleagues and families who may require support and advice in liaising with referrers.
The Nursing team is very established within CAMHS. We provide robust supervision, the opportunity to attend peer group meetings, personal development and training opportunities.
The post-holder will be joining a supportive and forward-thinking team who pride themselves on their commitment to the continual development and improvement of patient care. Clinical and leadership supervision, and continuing professional development, are highly valued. Additionally, there are opportunities to join peer supervision and other groups. We are able to offer great opportunities for career progression, with many members of the service seeking and successfully securing promotions. The post will have active links with, and support from, both the wider CAMHS Service and professionals within the Trust.
Please refer to the attached full job description for more details
Person Specification Education Essential
- oProfessional qualification in a mental health related subject e.g. registered mental health nurse degree
- oMasters degree/equivalent experience in CAMHS related field
- oEvidence of continuous professional development in a mental health related field
- oExperience of safeguarding for children and young people
- Non medical prescribingl prescribing
Knowledge and Experience Essential
- oDemonstrates extensive experience of working in specialist CAMHS
- oDemonstrates extensive post qualification experience of care co-ordination and management of complex CAMH caseloads
- oDemonstrates experience of supervising junior staff
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