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Specialist CAMHS Clinician - ACTS Tier 4 Pathway

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We welcome diverse skill sets! This is an open discipline permanent post - for a Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Arts Psychotherapist in our award-winning multidisciplinary team.

ACTS provides intensive community assessment and evidence-based treatment interventions to young people aged 13-18 with serious mental health needs who reside in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster who would otherwise be admitted to a psychiatric General Adolescent Unit.

The ACTS team works Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. The service has been developed as part of the 24 /7 CAMHS crisis model in combination with other teams in the Trust.

While we cover a large geographic area, the team is based at Monks Park Health Centre, HA9 6JE - there are multiple public transport links and free street parking.

We strive to promote equality of opportunity by seeking to remove barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity for both our staff and service users.

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Wherever you wish to work and whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

To find out more about working in CAMHS pleaseCLICK HERE for our video.

Main duties of the job

This post is a clinical post and it comes with the opportunity to contribute to clinical and operational service development. Please see the attached Job Description (JD) and Person Specification (PS) for essential and desired attributes.

All clinicians in the team provide care coordination to clients. We are careful to limit caseload size to low numbers so that the team can deliver effective therapeutic interventions.

We support all clinicians to offer therapeutic interventions to other clients care coordinated by their colleagues depending on training/ experience and interest - e.g. DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, EMDR, NET, MBT, ABFT, NVR - and more! Don't have these skills yet but are interested? Give us a call to discuss. ACTS has a proven track record in providing training to our team members and supporting them to develop and progress.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

There's a place for you at CNWL.We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more - whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The team is enthusiastic, creative, and highly-skilled. We are looking for someone who can contribute a range of skills and enrich our multi-disciplinary team discussions and team development. There is a positive team identity and an ethos built around reflective practice and staff wellbeing.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post qualification and registration experience of working with adolescents / young people.

Experience of working with young people with highly complex mental health needs, high levels of emotional distress and risk-taking behaviours, including self-harm and attempted suicide.

Experience of specialist assessment and treatment of young people with serious mental health problems who are in crisis.

Experience of undertaking risk assessment and risk management.

Experience in the delivery of psychological interventions and/or evidence-based therapy.

Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in emotionally demanding and distressing situations.

Experience of providing specialist advice to other professionals.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Current UK Professional registration - e.g. HCPC, NMC, AFT, SWE


Desirable

  • Diploma/BSC in relevant clinical areas
  • Additional qualification in a treatment modality e.g. CBT, DBT, Systemic Psychotherapy, Family Therapy
  • Full and current UK driving license


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, risk assessment, care planning and case management.
  • Knowledge of mental health legislation and current practice and experience of its application.
  • Ability to engage young people and families and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and make sound, concise, clinical decisions while working under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application in practice


Desirable

  • Understanding of the organisational context / service improvement
  • Audit / research / QI skills
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist assessment and treatment of young people with complex presentations, serious mental health problems who are in crisis.
  • Experience care coordinating / case managing complex high risk patients
  • Experience of providing specialist advice to other professionals, teaching and training
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team


Desirable

  • Experience of working within both inpatient and community CAMHS.
  • Experience of working with young people with emerging personality disorder.
  • Experience of working within an ethnically and racially diverse community.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Monks Park Health Centre

London

HA9 6JE

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333-G-CA-1391

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