Triage Coordinator /Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to join our friendly, supportive and innovative CAMHS teams in K&C CAMHS the main responsibilities of this post will be to work within the Triage/Treatment pathway of the service to provide triaging referrals to determine if a further assessment is needed or signposting to other relevant services within the community.

The role would also involve caseload management and the client group will have a diagnosable mental illness to the nature and degree that requires further treatment and support from a specialist CAMHS community service.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is dynamic and motivated who can work autonomously and as part of the team to continue to provide and develop the existing service.

We will support the right candidate to gain experience and skills working alongside experienced practitioners within our servicesand will help you to gain an in-depth knowledge of children's mental health whilst having access to clinical supervision and training.

CNWL is strongly committed to staff development. There will be extensive training opportunities on offer with a range of options tailored to both service needs and the individual's interests.

You would join a CAMHS Service where supervision and research are actively supported. There are regular service-wide meetings and also peer group supervision available with other CAMHS Clinical Nurse Specialists. We aim to provide an accessible, flexible, and responsive local service for patients and professionals working with children, using the whole range of therapeutic interventions, including behavioral, systemic, psychodynamic, group, and multi-family work.This will be a challenging and stimulating role centered predominantly around supporting the front door processes, and contributing to the assessment and management of newly referred to the service children and young people. You would be working with a very supportive team of practitioners, committed to providing high-quality care.

About us

CNWL is strongly committed to staff development. There will be extensive training opportunities on offer with a range of options tailored to both service needs and the individual's interests.

You would join a CAMHS Service where supervision and research are actively supported. There are regular service-wide meetings and also peer group supervision available with other CAMHS Clinical Nurse Specialists. We aim to provide an accessible, flexible, and responsive local service for patients and professionals working with children, using the whole range of therapeutic interventions, including behavioral, systemic, psychodynamic, group, and multi-family work.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be supported professionally and clinically by CAMHS Triage Team Lead, the wider SPA team, the Lead Nurse and On Call Consultant, and Duty Senior Clinician. As well as the opportunity to further enhance clinical reasoning skills, the post will provide opportunities to participate in service development as the therapy triage role continues to evolve. Close working with other members of the wider multi-disciplinary team is essential to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care in the community.

Main Duties and Clinical Responsibilities:
  • Provide comprehensive CAMHS assessments of children and young people referred to the team
  • Provide screening/triage CAMHS appointments of children and young people referred to the team.
  • The post holder will provide case management to those young people awaiting treatment whilst contributing to specialist support plans for the care of children and young people with a range of presenting problems.
  • Formulate plans for the treatment and/or management of the child/young persons problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based uponevidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to other professions on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Act as case manager, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of CAMHS care plans including children and young people, their carers, referring agents and others involved the network of care.
  • Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children and young people under their care and to monitor progress.
  • To participate on the local duty rota providing a more urgent response to issues when required. This may also include working as part of an evening clinic.
  • Support to parents and young people seeking help between clinic appointments or when in crisis.
  • Close liaison with schools and other agencies involved.
  • To provide reports as appropriate to external agencies, ensuring that issues around confidentiality are managed appropriately.
  • To develop and carry out other nursing roles as required.


Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • RMN Trained
  • NMC Registered
Desirable
  • Training in one or more additional areas of practice especially relevant to complex CAMHS. In particular: Research, CYP-IAPT Therapy Training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Previous Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client group presenting with the full range of clinical severity around mental health concerns across a range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary Specialist CAMHS team and of proving specialist CAMHS assessment and intervention.
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care in a number of cultural contexts.
Desirable
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision.
Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and skills in assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Knowledge of the theoretical evidence base for understanding, formulating and providing interventions for mental health concerns experienced by children and young people.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information including diagnoses and formulations to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance and as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behavior.
  • Experience of assessing mental health risk and safeguarding concerns.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). In particular, knowledge and experience of the Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) process
Desirable
  • Knowledge of CAMHS legislation
  • Knowledge and experience of research methodology
Personal Essential
  • Ability to contain and work with organizational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others.
  • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
  • Treats service users with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and confident approach to working.
  • Able to prioritize own workload and meet performance requirements for the role.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to change.


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