East London NHS Foundation Trust is currently developing a CAMHS Intensive Community Crisis Service. This service will provide an intensive short-term community-based treatment and care packages that aim to facilitate recovery for children and young people who would otherwise require inpatient care. This service will also help to facilitate early discharge for children and young people receiving inpatient care.
This is an exciting opportunity to join this 12 month, Newham based pilot as a CAMHS Intensive Community Crisis Mental Health Nurse, building on the existing EL CAMHS Crisis Service offer in Newham University Hospital and for the 24-hours all-age crisis line.
Main duties of the job
We are a seeking an Intensive Community Crisis Mental Health Nurse to join our service who is passionate about providing high-quality mental care with children, young people and their families at times of crisis. You will work as part of an innovative nurse-led team, initially Monday to Friday 9-5 with the possibility of future shift work. Under supervision, you will hold a small caseload of children/young people and their families, arranging to see them in community locations or hospital as needed. With support, you will also provide specialist advice, consultation and training to professional colleagues to improve biopsychosocial care.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations
Job description Job responsibilities
You will develop specialist expertise consistent with those of a Care Coordinator/ CAMHS Practitioner. There is an established a competency framework for the training/development of the post holder. You will receive regular supervision, there will be a documented and signed-off competency folder for trainees to complete throughout the 12 month period.
We will support individuals to develop their clinical, liaison and teaching skills and be involved in the development and quality improvement of the service. We welcome applicants who enjoy working effectively as part of a team, have competencies in working with families from diverse backgrounds and have a proven commitment to anti-discriminatory, evidence-based and outcomes-led clinical practice. Service user participation and shared decision-making is embedded within our service.
Person Specification Professional Essential
- oRN (Mental Health) or RN (Children's) or RN (learning disability)
- oExperience of working with people with an acute mental illness.
- oEvidence of ongoing professional development
- oMentorship training
- oPost registration qualifications
- oGood understanding and experience of risk assessment and management and can demonstrate the necessary clinical skills and interventions necessary to undertake a risk assessment and management plan.
- oCan accurately document a risk assessment and risk management plan once it is completed
- oAwareness of Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult requirements
- oAbility to work flexibly
- oKnowledge of assessment, formulation of care plans
- oCan demonstrate some knowledge of the principles that will govern decisions about risk/safety issues.
- oExperience of working in the community
- oExperience of working in CAMHS
- oPost qualification experience working with children and young people with mental health problems
- oExperience of working with people with a challenging behaviour.
- oSkills in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.
- oKnowledge of the principles, different factors and clinical indicators contributing to self harm and suicidal thinking and behaviour.
- oKnowledge of the principles involved in the prescription of medications
- oTheoretical knowledge of the reasons why a patient's presentation may be perceived as 'difficult' e.g. understanding the organizational, environmental and cultural context, as well as clinical issues such and physical and/or mental health problems.
- oCan demonstrate in practice the necessary skills to undertake a range of therapeutic interventions in clinical situations e.g. crisis management, risk management, psychiatric emergencies and a range of psychosocial and psychological interventions, including group work.
- oSkills in developing therapeutic collaborative relationships with service users and families/carers
- oAn understanding of service user and carer perspective
- oAbility to establish and maintain effective multi disciplinary and multi agency relationships
- oWorking knowledge of relevant legislation.
- oEffective verbal and written communication and presentations skills.
- oSelf motivated and shows initiative
- oAbility to problem solve
- oAbility to develop relationships across operational boundaries.
- oIT literate
- oAbility to reflect and learn from experiences.
- oKnowledge and understanding of key components of clinical governance.
- oSome management and leadership skills in the coordinating and the delivery of a care plan.
- oAbility to negotiate on behalf of self and others
- oAn understanding of research.
Effort & Environment Essential
- Able to act and manage appropriately unexpected situations that may arise.
- Ability to work alone
- Ability to deal with difficult situations simultaneously
- Ability to work in an environment which exposes the post holder to deal with difficult emotional situations e.g. potentially aggressive/violent situations and highly emotional/extremely distressed clients and carers on a daily basis.
- Ability to concentrate for long periods
- Ability to deal with frequent interruptions
- Ability to deal with crisis situations and make decisions accordingly
- Ability to work in a service, which provides different types of care
- Able to work in a flexible way adapt hours and roles if appropriate to meet the needs of the service.
- Ability to adapt and support changes in the work place
- Committed to continuous personal development
- Car owner/driver or able to be independently mobile.
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