Band 5 Mental Health Nurse

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 - 31,534
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Mental Health Nurse looking for a new, exciting opportunity? We are looking for a new colleague to join our Leicester team as a band 5 Mental Health Practitioner.

This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified individual or someone who wishes to move into mental health or increase clinical skills while being supported by other clinicians.

The Team

You’ll be joining the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Group work team. The team is a varied multidisciplinary team offering first line treatment for the service.

  • The group work team is multidisciplinary and made up of approximately 14 staff who all help to co-facilitate and run the group work programme. The day-to-day running is led by the group work lead alongside our own dedicated admin.
  • We are a small close-knit team with a range of experience who will support you to develop into this role
  • Due to the supportive nature of the job it would be appropriate for newly qualified mental health nurses, with minimal occasions of lone working
  • Within the team we have a variety of skills and professions, including Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and support staff.
  • As a team we have team days, shared lunches, team meetings, DBT monthly informed practice and regular reflective practice, so lots of opportunity to build professional relationships and develop your own skills.
  • Some of the group work staff also work in the out patient teams as part of their role and there may be scope to observe in these areas as well as opportunity to expand your knowledge of the wider CAMHS service. As a member of the group work team, you will automatically be part of the wider CAMHS outpatients having access to service wide team days, support with urgent outpatient work and access to a host of experience.
  • This role will be full time in group work, and you will report to the group work lead on a day-to-day basis. We have Clinical Team leads who over see each area of CAMHS outpatients and they will offer regular management supervision as well as operational support such as annual leave, sickness etc.
  • You will be offered monthly clinical supervision by an experienced clinician suitable to your role as well as monthly management supervision.
  • The group work team is a friendly supportive group made up from a range of different personalities and wide skill mix.
  • By joining this team, you will be able to increase your clinical skills in a supportive setting and is a perfect role for newly qualified practitioners or those will little mental health experience.

The Role

The role will involve being part of the group work team by co-facilitating groups for young people open to the CAMHS outpatient service. The groups offered are aligned with the CAMHS care pathways. You will run between 1 and 2 groups per day: either face to face or virtual through Microsoft teams. Each group has two qualified staff and one Child Therapy Support Worker to support facilitation. As well as the groups you will carry out individual pre-engagements and final feedbacks which will allow your skills in clinical judgement to expand and assist young people with the next stage of their journey. You will have the opportunity to provide clinical supervision to support staff and be instrumental in the updating and implementation of the group content to ensure it meets current Evidenced Based guidelines and practise.

We can offer you:

- Valuable experience working with a variety of young people from the ages of 12-18 years in group settings covering, anxiety, mood, risk and neurodevelopmental conditions.

- A challenging yet very rewarding role that requires not just clinical skills but good observation, ability to work with a range of learning needs, co-operation and peer support.

- The opportunity to carry out mental health reviews post group to assist in sign-posting young people to the next stage of their journey.

- Access to regular clinical and management supervision as well as day to day support within the team.

- Training both in the team, service and through the learning and development department. Do not underestimate the clinical experience you will gain from working with a variety of professionals in the team daily.

- LPT is committed to staff well-being and has plenty on offer for staff to participate in.

Next Steps

If you like what you’ve read and would like to find out more, please contact Helen McEvoy on 0116 295 2971 to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.

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