CAMHS Nurse / Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for 2 Band 5 CAMHS Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist to join the Community CAMHS Team in York in a permanent post.

We have an East and West team and 1 team member is required for both teams.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and professional multi-disciplinary team, and work to develop their skills in delivering high quality evidence based assessments and interventions to our patient group, including children and young people experiencing a range of Mental Health and Neurodiverse conditions, while providing compassionate and effective support to their families.

The post would be ideal for a newly qualified professional, or those due to qualify in 2022, and full support, training, and development opportunities will be provided, including an excellent preceptorship package.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the mental health difficulties experienced by children and young people, and have an understanding of the therapies and other interventions used in treatment. Knowledge and understanding of common Neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASC and ADHD, and how these are assessed and treated, would be an advantage; as is the ability to recognise and manage common physical health complications experienced by children and young people experiencing Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental difficulties.

The successful applicant will be involved in continuous service development, and will work closely with external and internal partners to review, improve, and deliver services to the community. There is also a requirement to maintain high standards of personal and professional development, and the successful applicant will be expected to train in a specialist modality of therapeutic intervention following their successful preceptorship period.

About us

Both York CAMHS Teams work in a busy and dynamic environment, and they pride themselves on being leaders in delivering high quality compassionate care to children and young people, while protecting and promoting staff wellbeing and development. The successful post holder will be expected to match the ethos of the team, and commit to ongoing personal and service development, while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and compassion. In return we will offer a friendly, secure, and professional experience, and investment in your development as a healthcare professional.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be qualified as a NMC Registered Nurse from either the Mental Health, Children's, or Learning Disability specialisms, or be qualified as an Occupational Therapist or Social Worker registered in the United Kingdom, with either the HCPC or Social Work England.

We would welcome applications from RNMH, RNLD, RNC or RGN who hold current professional registration with NMC. Applications from newly qualified nurses are welcomed.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with the NMC (Mental Health / Child / Learning Disability) / HCPC / SCE or Registration by October 2022
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Trained in a Governed Psychological Therapy (within agreed timescale)
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Recognised Degree in Nursing (MH / Child / LD) / Occupational Therapy / Social Work
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Professional qualifications in a relevant area
  • Skills in using the Microsoft Office suite of software.
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people with Mental Health / Neurodevelopmental / Learning Disability needs
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Awareness of the interventions and assessments used to treat and assess children and young people in CAMHS
  • Knowledge of the Physical Health impacts and complications of Mental Health conditions and their treatment, including medication.
  • Skills in monitoring and managing physical health.
  • Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental conditions, their assessment, and treatment
  • Knowledge of Eating Disorders, their assessment, and treatment.
  • Knowledge of the medications commonly used to manage Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental conditions experienced by children and young people
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with children and young people who have Mental Health, Neurodevelopmental, or Learning Disability needs.
  • Experience in Project Management & Service Development
  • Experience working across services with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working with children and young people who have physical health needs experienced as a result of Mental Health, Neurodevelopmental, or Learning Disability needs.
  • Experience working with children and young people involved with Local Authority and Social Care

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