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CAMHS Practitioner

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Greenwich
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
17 May 2024
Following additional funding into our CAMHS Liaison and Crisis Team, we are excited to be expanding our staff team.

The crisis service provides integrated, high quality assessment, support and interventions in and out of hours. We work closely with the Adolescent teams and borough based clinical teams across the three boroughs, as well as with tier 4 (inpatient services) which are provided by the South London Partnership. The crisis team is multidisciplinary, and is supported by a team manager, consultant nurse, consultant clinical psychologist and a full time Consultant Psychiatrist.

We have been developing and will shortly be mobilising a brief intervention pathway which will complement both our crisis assessments and existing interventions within borough CAMHS services. The brief intervention pathway will provide CYP across the three boroughs to access time limited interventions, which support the development of self-management/regulatory skills which will enable discharge to tier 2 services or where required the strategies to enable self-management whilst awaiting longer term intervention.

All clinicians within the pathway will provide both crisis assessment, follow up and interventions and will be supported via bespoke training opportunities, supervision and CPD events.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out effective bio psychosocial assessments of individuals in crisis referred to the team from community mental health teams, GPs and other sources.
  • To gate keep all referrals to inpatient services to test their suitability for home treatment as an alternative to admission.
  • To carry out effective risk assessment and management, seeking advice from multi- disciplinary colleagues and other teams where needed.
  • To provide a range of agreed brief crisis clinical interventions to service users and their relatives in any setting, aimed at increasing the individual's psychological stability.
  • To develop effective crisis plans with individuals which will improve their future resilience.
  • To assess the welfare of people discharged from inpatient wards in a timely manner.
  • To liaise collaboratively with hospital and community based mental health services, both within Oxleas and elsewhere, also with emergency services and non-statutory bodies.
  • To maintain comprehensive and timely clinical records in accordance with Trust standards.
  • You will work closely with colleagues within the crisis team, borough CAMHS services and wider colleagues across the South London Partnership. In addition, there will be opportunity to work closely with acute trust and social care colleagues.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be trained and confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence based interventions and routine outcome measures.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for children and young people and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
  • To provide specialist mental health advice, consultation and signposted using an outcome based triage model, to the multi-agency network.
  • To carry out effective bio psychosocial assessments of individuals in crisis referred to the team from community mental health teams, GPs and other sources.
  • To gate keep all referrals to inpatient services to test their suitability for home treatment as an alternative to admission.
  • To carry out effective risk assessment and management, seeking advice from multidisciplinary colleagues and other teams where needed.
  • To provide a range of agreed brief crisis clinical interventions to service users and their relatives in any setting, aimed at increasing the individuals psychological stability.
  • To develop effective crisis plans with individuals which will improve their future resilience.
  • To provide phone advice to people in crisis.
  • To assess the welfare of people discharged from inpatient wards in a timely manner.
  • To carry out assessments of mental capacity as required to do so.
  • To liaise collaboratively with hospital and community based mental health services, both within Oxleas and elsewhere, also with emergency services and non-statutory bodies.
  • To maintain comprehensive and timely clinical records in accordance with Trust standards.
  • To work extended hours within a two shift system over seven days per week.


Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • RN Mental Health/CQSW/CSS/DipSW or equivalent Social Work qualification/Dip
  • Specialist training in a subject/skill relevant to Child & and Adolescent Mental Health (0-18 years)
  • CYP IAPT Dip in CBT/SFP/IPT-A
  • Registration with relevant Professional body


Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years post registration experience in a setting where mental health is the primary focus some of which should have been in a CAMHS setting.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate risk/care plans to meet the needs of clients.
  • Ability to work to standards for quality within the Service.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and demonstrate awareness of MDT functioning.
  • Ability to maintain and manage own workload and work autonomously within the specialist area
  • Willingness and ability to develop specialist knowledge of clinical aspects of child & adolescent mental health.
  • Ability to recognise own limits & seek support re supervision as appropriate.
  • To have developed computer skills to enable input of relevant data and typing of summaries and reports etc
  • The ability to supervise, teach and develop the skills of student nurses/social workers/OT's and junior staff as appropriate
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Interview /references Interview /references Interview Application /interview Interview Interview Interview Interview
  • Good interpersonal skills & demonstrable ability to work flexibly and respectfully with others.
  • Ability to analyse risk and respond appropriately, seeking support as necessary


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Highpoint House

Shooters Hill

Greenwich

SE18 3RZ

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277-6291876-CYP

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