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Bank Band 6 Practitioner Watford/Borehamwood sw1198

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Watford/Borehamwood
Salary
£35,392 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
You will be responsible for the daily CAMHS duty system, which involves: screening and managing all new referrals responding to telephone queries, offering telephone follow-up to children and young people who have attended A& E responding to telephone queries and supporting the team where necessary.

In addition, you may be required to screen referrals for ADHD, offer face-to-face appointments and manage a caseload as the service needs.

In the absence of the named care coordinator, you may be required to provide cover. For example, meetings, e.g., CPAs discharge planning.

The post holder will provide a core element of the service for children and adolescents by completing initial assessments when required and providing case management to young people awaiting treatment. The post holder will play an active role in multi-disciplinary discussions and assessments.

You will work with other CAMHS practitioners in the service from all disciplines. You will be a member of a number of internal and external professional networks to ensure that care plans for individual children and services across agencies are coordinated efficiently and effectively. This focus of the post is on covering the Duty.

Main duties of the job

The role will include the following:

Responsibility for the daily duty system, particularly ascertaining the level of risk, and agreeing safety plans as and when necessary.

Support to parents and young people seeking help between clinic appointments or when in crisis.

Provide screening of the CAMHS referrals of children and young people referred to the team.

Maintain good relationships and clear lines of communication with other professional agencies and departments, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate.

Provide comprehensive CAMHS assessments of children and young people referred to the team

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About us

Hertfordshire Partnerships University Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019. We are on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will include the following:

Assume responsibility for the daily duty system, particularly ascertaining the level of risk, and agreeing safety plans as and when necessary.

Support to parents and young people seeking help between clinic appointments or when in crisis.

Provide screening of the CAMHS referrals of children and young people referred to the team.

Maintain good relationships and clear lines of communication with other professional agencies and departments, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate.

Provide comprehensive CAMHS assessments of children and young people referred to the team

To ensure that all recording and reporting of client contact is timely, accurate, up to date and of good quality and within CAMHS & professional standards of record keeping. To collect & collate information about individual clinical activity on PARIS.

Close liaison with schools and other agencies involved.

To ensure that all recording and reporting of client contact is timely, accurate, up to date and of good quality and within CAMHS & professional standards of record keeping.

Work with the team and clients to maintain a safe therapeutic environment.

Work to assure the quality of care through achieving high operational standards in clinical systems.

To maintain and ensure good professional standards and attitudes towards the care and treatment of children, young people and their families.

To link with other statutory and voluntary agencies and professionals as well as other CAMHS Teams in terms of referrals and joint work. Maintain good relationships and clear lines of communication within the boundaries of confidentiality, with other professional agencies and departments, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate.

Contribute to the effective functioning of the team and service through attendance at relevant meetings, taking responsibilities within the service as appropriate and negotiated with the line manager.

The post holder will be expected to have post registration experience in a mental health setting, ideally with children and adolescents and in managing risk.

Regular supervision will be provided, and support will be readily available from Duty Senior/ Duty Psychiatrist.

The post holder will provide advice and consultation to other members of the multidisciplinary team, external agencies such as GPs, schools etc, clinical and performance management supervision to trainees and less experienced professionals where appropriate.

They will take a lead role in developing a seamless service between community services, inpatient services, and adult mental health services. They will coordinate referrals to other agencies and work with other agencies to prevent the need for hospitalization

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • All applicants will require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), Health Professional's Council (HPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Relevant professional training will include: First level nursing qualification/registration RMN or RSCN or HV with related CAMHS experience or any as below: First level qualification in Occupational therapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Social work, or equivalent with related CAMHS experience.


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Assessed supervised clinical experience working with children and adolescents with mental health


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Peace Childrens Centre, Watford, WD17 3EW and Civic Offices, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA

Watford/Borehamwood

WD17 3EW

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