CAMHS Bed manager

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Be part of an exciting team, vital to plans to transform CAMHS Tier 4 services across South London.

We need a Band 6 CAMHS Crisis Nurse Practitioner to work in the service providing co-ordinated bed management for 3 mental health trusts in the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP).

The SLP's CAMHS New Models of Care Programme aims to continue transforming services through partnership-working, delivering best practice to support young people and their families.

We aim to avoid unnecessary inpatient admissions; provide consistent access to rapid, effective interventions, support and recovery.

This varied role offers excellent opportunities to gain experience and skills in different specialist areas.

You will be integral to the effective operation of the bed-management function covering the Trusts' combined 47 dedicated CAMHS beds and other CAMHS inpatient facilities. The new joined-up approach to managing referrals, capacity and placements aims to ensure: patients stay closer to home and reduce length of stay.

Currently the team work remotely but is based at Maudsley Hospital, 5 mins from Denmark Hill station (zone 2). We offer variety of flexible working patterns, in this 7 day/week service.

You will have a 'can-do' attitude and passion for young person and family-centred improvements, be enthusiastic, resilient and able to respond flexibly to young people's needs .

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/Community Psychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse role is suitable for Registered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.

The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

As a Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/Community Psychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse you will promote and develop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment. Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Master's programmes.

As a senior nurse working within the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership you are required to encourage and foster collaborative and cross organisational working.

About us

The SLP is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, between them delivering mental health services to a population of more than 3 million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience, and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients.

Our values are pivotal - if you can demonstrate that you can uphold the values and ethical practice that is at the heart of all our organisations, then we will welcome you to join us and will support, train and develop you throughout your nursing and caring journey.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role is suitable for Registered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct. As the Crisis Nurse Practitioner, you will promote and develop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment.Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Masters programmes.Community roles vary and the specifics of the community setting in which you work are covered during induction and will be explained by your line manager and colleagues; this addendum sets out the expectations of all Band 6 staff working in a community setting, and should be read alongside the detail of the requirements for a Band 6 set out in the generic Job Description.Bed ManagementThe post holder will be responsible for:- Receiving and scrutinizing appropriateness of referrals.- Initial data collection- Assess suitability- Identify alternatives- Locate appropriate bed prioritizing SLP- Ensure accurate up to date bed management database during each 24 hour period, 7 days a week.- Monitor and review young people in out of SLP placements, ensuring they only remain in those placements for the period it is clinically appropriate- To ensure that all essential information is received from referrers requesting inpatient beds across the SLP CAMHS services- To ensure that the young person referred is resident in one of the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark or Croydon, or the Oxleas Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley or Greenwich or within the SWLSTG area. Referrals are accepted at a National level but the Bed Co-ordinator will give priority to the aforementioned areas- Carrying therapeutic interventions that are safe and ensuring escalation of concerns as appropriate if risk escalates.- Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organizations. Bed Coordination- To ensure that all relevant information is received accurately and documented within the ePJS bed management system in the correct fields- To ensure that all referrals meet the criteria for admission and have been assessed by the relevant Tier 3 CAMHS service in hours or the ST4- 6 out of hours and admission is agreed by a Consultant Psychiatrist- To ensure that all risks have been considered by the referrer and the relevant information has been documented and collated accurately, and conveyed and understood by the identified inpatient ward before admission is agreed- To ensure that consent for admission is obtained from the young person and/or their parent/responsible carer- To ensure that based on the content of the referral and risk assessment information, the appropriate care pathway is identified i.e. an admission ward or a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)- To ensure that the referrer has made all the necessary arrangements to convey the young person safely to the identified inpatient ward and has liaised with the family/carer's of the young person to keep them informed of admission events.- Seeking SLP agreement for accessing non SLP beds- Reviewing young people in non SLP placements - To review young people/children placed in non SLP placements and ensure their care and treatment is monitored at regular intervals- To ensure that when it is clinically appropriate the young person/child is recalled to an SLP CAMHS service at the earliest opportunity- To request identification of an allocated care co-ordinator (if not in place already) from the Tier 3 service ahead of a transfer back to SLP CAMHS Services, as early as possible- To escalate any delays in transferring a young person back to SLP services to the Service Manager.

Safeguarding and Duty of Candour- Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in a community setting; recognise, report and investigate safeguarding issues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse.- Understanding and implementing of Duty of Candour with regard to the

Communication and Collaboration- Preparing and providing reports on information and statistics as required relating to case load, regularity of visits and details of contact with clients and families.- Communicating/liaising effectively with relevant agencies to ensure that an integrated programme of care is provided throughout.- Advising families on prevention of illness and accidents in a community setting within own level of competency.- Liaising with other Health Care Professionals, Statutory and /or Voluntary Agencies to address the needs of service user.- Working closely with relevant professionals identifying health needs of the practice population and support the development of services in response to those needs.- Leading and participating in team, locality and Trust initiatives as required and promote the strategic aims and objectives of the service, Nursing strategy and other relevant quality improvement initiatives in the community.- Leading and actively contributing to clinical or governance reviews of the teams activity and the monitoring of performance in line with trust directives and audit programmes in the community.- Documenting according to Trust policy, write in plain language, avoiding jargon and use of acronyms.Legislation- Demonstrating an awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to- date Mental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings; ensuring adherence to legislation at all times.- Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.Understanding of the admission and discharge procedure- Completing referral forms as necessary.- Networking/liaising across the teams such as Transition of clients CAMHS into Working Age Adult team or from WAA to Older adult.

Person Specification Education & Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
Desirable
  • Master's degree
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of research- based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
Desirable
  • Experience as a preceptor/mentor
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Specific training in CBT, DBT and family intervention
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to plan and implement an approved treatment intervention
  • Skills in clinical assessment / baseline mental health assessment
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
Desirable
  • Skilled in supervision of others
  • IT skills


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