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Rotational CAMHs Nurse - Progression Post

Solent NHS Trust
£30,639 a year
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a groundbreaking innovative rotational role within CAMHS aligned to a development programme to apply for. This post will move you through three areas of CAMHs, achieving competencies in each of the three rotations, to gain experience across the Specialist CAMHS team, Inpatients and Liaison/Crisis pathway.

The post holder will start their development programme in either Inpatients or Specialist CAMHs and complete each section of their competency training programme before moving into the middle section of Liaison/Crisis work. The post holder will conclude their development programme in either Specialist CAMHs or inpatients (the opposite of which one they commence their programme on.) Throughout the programme, the post holder will complete the competency framework in each rotation whilst also attending a CMI Leadership programme over a 6 month period.

The post holder will work under supervision of senior colleagues and the mentorship of the Clinical Education Lead to develop skills to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner within our integrated teams. This will involve the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and effective liaison with all agencies involved with the service user.

The programme will commence with a 2-day welcome and induction to a generic CAMHs service before moving into rotation. At each rotation you will have a further induction into the specific area of rotation. The local induction can be up to 3 days.

Main duties of the job

* To support staff within a universal and targeted children's workforce.

* To work with senior colleagues to develop skills in completing assessments, formulation of systemic treatment, reviews and be accountable for professional actions and policies.

* To participate in the development of a high quality, responsive service for children, young people and their families/carers/friends where appropriate.

* To share responsibility with senior colleagues for delivering specialist child and adolescent psychiatry in a way that is integrated with the work of other disciplines within the team.

* To share responsibility with senior colleagues where appropriate, to liaise closely and integrate specialist child and adolescent psychiatry with the work of other agencies.

* Under supervision of senior colleagues develop the skills to manage referrals and to assess the needs of the referred child or young person and to develop, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions.

* To attend Core Group meetings and Team Around the Child meetings and other relevant meetings as required.

* To ensure care is delivered in a person-centred manner ensuring the gender, ethnic, cultural and spiritual needs of service users inform practice.

* To act in accordance with legal requirements contained within the Mental Health Act 1983, the Children's Act 1994 and other legislation.

* To have knowledge of and act in accordance with Southampton City Safeguarding Children's Board. *

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by the end of 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on the day the trust is formed. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Nationally recognised core qualification i.e. RN, RMN, RNLD
  • * Professional Qualification at first degree level or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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