An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8b Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the West London CAMHS Nursing Team. We are seeking applications from nurses with extensive post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS setting which includes experience working at Band 8a. The Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist will play a pivotal role in the development and leadership of the CAMHS Nursing Team whilst also providing highly specialised CAMHS assessment and therapeutic interventions in the specialist area, as well as risk management work, for children and young people presenting with complex and severe mental health problems who are referred to the service.
The successful applicant for this vacant position will join the Adolescent Team, Hounslow CAMHS which is based at Heart of Hounslow, Centre for Health, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EL. The specialist area for this post is generic CAMHS Adolescents.
The Adolescent Team is part of the Hounslow Specialist CAMH Service, which also includes a neurodevelopmental, learning disability team and children and families team. The Service also links to a comprehensive Community CAMH Service, CAMHS Crisis Prevention/Care Team (ALLIANCE) and a CAMHS Eating Disorder Service. The Adolescent Team is multi-disciplinary, including psychiatry, nursing, family therapy psychology, psychotherapy and social work.
Main duties of the job
As a Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist you will provide a visible and accessible leadership presence within the locality or specialist service where the post is located. You will also be an active member of the local leadership team and provide professional leadership for the local nursing team.
As a Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist you will also provide highly specialised CAMHS assessment and therapeutic interventions, as well as risk management work, for children and young people presenting with complex and severe mental health problems. You will work in partnership with children, young people, their families, carers and significant others. You will also engage with statutory and voluntary agencies to develop networks to ensure that the needs of young people with acute, complex, long-standing and/or severe mental health problems are appropriately assessed, contained, and treated, and that the quality of life and competence of the young people and families involved are enhanced during the course of their work.
The Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist will also contribute to the delivery of the CAMHS Development Programme and will have responsibility for ensuring that appropriate mentorship, support and supervision is provided for all staff who are undertaking the Training and Progression Pathway within the locality or specialist service where the post is located
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.
Job description Job responsibilities
We are seeking a dynamic, ambitious, and motivated Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist who has with extensive post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS setting which includes experience working at Band 8a and is looking to take the next step in their career pathway.
We are looking to appoint a Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist who is able to demonstrate a commitment to creative engagement with a culturally diverse population of young people, shows initiative, demonstrates excellent leadership skills, is a team player and is able to communicate ideas clearly to both professionals and young people alike.
Extensive post qualifying experience working within multidisciplinary CAMHS settings which includes experience working at Band 8a, advanced clinical skills and evidence of credible continuing professional development in child and adolescent mental health practice are essential criteria for this post.
Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for more information.
Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
- Degree/diploma in Nursing
- Professional registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) RMN.
- Evidence of credible continuing professional development in child and adolescent mental health practice
- MSc level training in a relevant specialist field or demonstrable consolidated experience that equates to Masters level knowledge
- Training in supervision
- Training in individual and group therapeutic interventions e.g. CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Family Interventions, NVR
- Post graduate level qualification in management/leadership or can demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge.
- Extensive post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS setting which includes experience working at Band 8a.
- Demonstrable experience of undertaking specialist assessment and treatment at a level appropriate to the role and within relevant specialist clinical area. (e.g. Adolescents, Children and Families, Eating Disorders, Neuro-developmental Disorders, Crisis Care)
- Extensive experience of working with a wide variety of client groups attending CAMH Services, who are presenting with a range of clinical presentations, severity and complexity.
- Experience of working in a number of ways i.e. assertive outreach, clinic based settings, home, school or other appropriate environments
- Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- Experience of assessing complex risk and formulating safe and effective risk management plans
- Experience of managing child protection referrals and emergencies
- Experience of teaching, training and assessing as well as proving clinical, professional and line management supervision
- Experience of undertaking appraisal and managing performance.
- Experience of developing operational protocols and contributing to and implementing new service developments
- Experience of undertaking audit and/or quality improvement projects and/or research
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