CAMHS Nurse or Practitioner

Employer
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
East of the County
Salary
£25,655 to £39,027 a year Per annum/Pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a developmental post at Band 5 with opportunity after 18 months to become a Band 6 Nurse / Practitioner. The transition between bandings will be completed according to competencies evident in practice.

Are you an Registered Nurse or Practitioner and do you want to be a part of something special whilst developing your skills at the same time? Then join us in transforming Child and Adolescent Mental Health services across the South West. This is an exciting time to be working in Cornwall as we initiate lots of innovative projects to improve our patient experience with us.

As a Named CAMHS Nurse or Practitioner in the community you will be responsible for providing full assessments, formulation and evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families, who are experiencing mental health difficulties. In order to achieve such ambitious goals we recognise the importance of supporting all our staff in building and feeling a part of a healthy, well-functioning team and service.

We appreciate we are striving for cutting edge assessment and treatment within a highly emotive and distressing environment. We are therefore looking for individuals that are good under pressure; place high worth in team based working and with an unrelenting passion and dedication for working with young people and their families.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS Nurse /Practitioner you will be responsible for providing full assessments, formulation and evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families, who are experiencing mentalhealth difficulties.

You will be responsible for maintaining an individual caseload, from referral to discharge, conducting routine and high priority assessments and interventions as appropriate and exercising autonomy.You will be liaising and providing advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC, AHP, SW
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, SW, SLT
  • Evidence of continuous professional updating
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in an MDT or Multi Agency Setting
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health Setting
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Appropriate Knowledge of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • A working knowledge of child safeguarding.
  • Effective team player with the ability to initiate, prioritise and complete work.
Desirable
  • Any relevant knowledge or experience of work with children or young people


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