CAMHS Senior Practitioner

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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One of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions is to improve the provision of crisis assessment and brief response within the Emergency Department (ED) and in community settings. Offering Children and Young People (CYP) assessment, alongside Intensive Home Treatment services for those who might otherwise require inpatient care.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust are developing a consistent home treatment provision, across Herefordshire. This team will operate 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm. The teams will offer an Intensive Home Treatment service aimed at CYP who might otherwise require inpatient care, or intensive support that exceeds the normal capability of a generic children and young people’s mental health community team.

Main duties of the job

The role will be a little unpredictable, as you can be called at any time during a working day to support in a crisis. We will complete comprehensive risk assessments for every CYP; these can be completed independently although will often discuss patients that are more complex as a Multi-disciplinary team. The team works hard to provide a fully integrated service for our CYP, so it is not just about making sure their needs are catered for while they are in crisis, but also within the wider system. We talk to families and carers, GPs, community mental health teams, social care teams and voluntary organisations, and ensure the most appropriate follow up support is in place, be this through an intensive home treatment package from the team, or Core CAMHS or through the voluntary sector.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

The post holder will:

  • Operate as part of a multidisciplinary team providing Crisis Intervention and Intensive Home Treatment to CYP countywide.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to CYP.
  • Proactively engage in formal and informal education of Acute Trust staff and other partnership agencies, families and children and young people.
  • Actively and creatively engage CYP and carers encouraging them to make appropriate use of the mental health, social care and voluntary services available as part of a process of recovery and crisis management.
  • Undertake full psychosocial assessments with those in need of such. Ensuring thorough, precise and timely documentation and dissemination of information in line with Trust policy and procedure.
  • Undertake a supervisory role to junior staff in line with trust policy and procedure.
  • Undertake acute risk assessment and safety planning for extremely vulnerable client groups during times of crisis.
  • Deliver High quality, evidence based care to a defined team caseload


For full details of the duties and criteria for the role, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Undertaking regular multi-disciplinary assessments.
  • Assessing and managing risk.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in a CYP service or Crisis & Home Treatment service
  • Formulating and communicating a clinical presentation to an MDT
Qualifications Essential
  • A professional registration from an accredited body such as those governing; Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers
  • Full Current UK Professional Registration
Desirable
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development
  • Evidence of providing a supervisor role
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to travel to patients at the needs of the service across a wide geographical area in a timely manner


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798-C9798-3163
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