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CAMHS CRHT / Liaison Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to substantial investment, we are now in a position to recruit to the CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment and CAMHS Liaison Teams as part of the Urgent Care Provision.
  • Crisis and Home Treatment has an emphasis on being able to support in the most complex times of a young persons life, and help them to stabilise in their mental health.
  • Liaison focusses on ensuring that anyone under 18 attending one of our esteemed hospitals has timely access to a sound, high quality assessment for their mental health.
  • Both services support young people and their families therapeutically to help them navigate through the period of crisis.

Note: Practitioners will be able to specialise in one of these areas but there will be an expectation that they may need to cover all areas as service requires. This allows for greater breadth of experience and scope for development.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS Urgent Care Practitioner, you will work as part of an MDT to assess, formulate and support young people and their families when they are in a crisis situation and require access to mental health support. Practitioners will then offer targeted follow up interventions in a range of therapeutic modalities and training will be provided to help staff continue to build their careers.

We are seeking and developing a highly skilled, experienced, compassionate, flexible and motivated workforce. To support this, we set high standards for the care and support we offer; this is supported by a robust induction period, a team-based approach to managing risk, on site and visible senior leadership support and specialist training opportunities. Full training will be provided.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are a 24/7 service operating a self-rostering system for our staff. Our team work Long Days of 8am 8pm and Nights of 8pm 8am. Rotas are prepared well in advance and we aim to promote staff wellbeing and work / life balance. Enhancements are paid for weekend and evening / night working. We recognise that staff wellbeing is paramount when working in such demanding clinical areas. We provide 6 weekly managerial supervision, MDT Forums, Case Formulation, Group Reflective Supervision and mandate monthly clinical supervision.

We are a friendly and ambitious team and welcome new members to our growing team.

You must be an RMN, RNLD, or Allied Health Professional, hold current registration, have considerable experience of working with young people and/or with acute mental health problems in an acute, crisis or liaison setting.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

To discuss this role please feel free to contact the team or arrange an insight visit on 0115 8440560
Sarah Bramley: Clinical Team Lead
Person Specification
  • Relevant Professional qualification e.g. RMN, RNLD, Allied Health Professional with appropriate accreditation
  • Registration with relevant professional body

  • Evidence of post registration learning and development.
  • Additional relevant post graduate training.

  • Knowledge and understanding of theories and factors which contribute to the development of Children & Young Person's Mental Health Difficulties.
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedure.
  • Be committed to anti discriminatory/ anti oppressive practice and equal opportunity in regard to patient care and team practice.

  • Knowledge or current policies, strategies and key indicators for the future and development of Child Mental Health Services
  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems.

  • Has the ability to perform the full range of duties and across a variety of clinical area settings.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse complex information and present formulation to professional colleagues.
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Information technology skills and experience
  • Caseload Management
  • Liaison and networking skills
  • Commitment to organise and participate in Professional appraisal reviews.

  • Engaged in professional development or formal training across a range of evidence-based practices.
  • Experience of caseload management.

  • Relevant post registration experience in CAMHS, Acute Mental Health, Crisis Team, Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary and multiagency working
  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessment and assessment of risk.
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans, risk management plans and safety plans.
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans and risk management plans
  • Understanding of responsibilities in relation to Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, CPA & Safeguarding.
  • Competency in meeting the expected performance and data quality targets for the role in a timely manner and an understanding of the importance of this.
  • Evidence of the ability to use and provide clinical supervision OR willingness to undertake training to do so.
  • Proven ability to recognise and respond to identified safeguarding concerns
  • The ability to maintain accurate, contemporaneous case records in line with Trust Policies & Procedures.
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst also being an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Experience of crisis management
  • Experience of coordinating day to day clinical activity, applying appropriate clinical decision making, triage and priority weighting.
  • Experience in using Routine Outcome Measures (ROMS) in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of delegation of clinical tasks and management of team diary
  • Experience of working in a community based, mental health team.
  • Experience of Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Experience and ability to develop a rapport with and engage people around their emotional wellbeing including those with social communication / neuro diversity
  • Experience of coordinating and participating in professionals' meetings, discharge coordination / planning meetings.
  • Experience of delivering training to groups of professionals or facilitating parent / carer groups or youth focussed groups.

Emotional Effort
  • Demonstrate emotional resilience and ability to deal with at times distressing scenarios and information.

  • Qualification in Student Practice Placement Assessor or Supervisor OR Willingness to complete.

  • Experience of support, mentoring and supervising students on placement.

  • To work flexibly over a 24/7 rota.

  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

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