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ADHD Nurse

Employer
NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ADHD Nurse

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate qualified health professional Nurse to join our dynamic Learning Disability service

Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service provides the latest in evidence based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. You will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will:- Routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical interventions in line Promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the care pathway- Undertake initial school based and community based assessments and deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties where appropriate- Assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions.

About NELFT's Children & Young People's Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

NELFT's CYPMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in Kent and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III services no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS.

Structure of Children & Young People's Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

There is one Children's Single Point of Access (SPA), a Neurodevelopmental & Learning Disabilities Service, six Locality Teams and a Crisis Team. These are located across North Kent (Dartford), West Kent (Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells), South Kent (Folkestone & Dover), East Kent (Thanet), Swale, Ashford and Canterbury and Coastal.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Locality Team in Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

The aim of our new CYPMHS is to respond earlier to children and young peoples needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions. This transformation of children and young peoples mental health services has a clinical focus, integrated with local authorities to deliver a long term collaborative approach to planning and delivering services.

CYPMHS focuses on emotional wellbeing as well as mental health and includes access to self-help tools and services based in schools and the community. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III service no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS. Training and support is available to other professionals and agencies. We are creating a modern service that fits with childrens lives in a way that best suits them. Key new features include a Childrens Single Point of Access (SPA) into the service, clear early signposting, and use of digital channels such as Big White Wall to access support and services.

Each locality team have care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led, with care pathway leads operationally managing all CYPMHS practitioners working in that care pathway. With the support of the team manager, care pathway leads are responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement in that care pathway. CYPMHS multi-disciplinary pathway workers and mental health workers may work across more than one care pathway in a locality team.

Care pathways include Mood and anxiety Early Help Complex Behavioural and conduct, Neurodevelopmental & Learning Disability.

What difficulties can be referred to the service?
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Behavioural and conduct disorders
  • Emerging personality and attachment disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Substance misuse with co-existing mental health needs (dual diagnosis)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Prolonged bereavement problems

All referrals to the service are assessed using a care pathways approach, developed in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance criteria (NICE) and based on a best practice model of treatment.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit https://www.capitalnurselondon.co.uk/how-to-apply/. Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for some job roles, and this will be identified through filtering questions at the start of any job application on the Trac recruitment system.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of a graduate training (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy)
  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with patients with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities
  • Experience of carrying out generic assessment with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of providing clinical interventions in different cultural contexts


Essential

Essential

  • Experience of working with patients with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities


Desirable

  • Experience of working with patients with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities


Essential

Essential

  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body i.e NMC.


Desirable

  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body i.e NMC.


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Lenworth Clinic

329 Hythe Road

Ashford

TN24 0QE

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