Specialist DUTY & Triage Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata if part time
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the CAMHS Hampshire Eating Disorder Team.

We have created an amazing opportunity for a nurse to join our team supporting our Duty, Triage and Assessments. The role offers the opportunity to support the triage pathway of a multi disciplinary team offering family based treatment to patients and families within Hampshire as well as developing links with our Paediatric Liaison Pathway.

It is essential we support patients and families at their first point of contact with the service, experience of risk assessment, triage and ability to review observations is essential, although training and development opportunities will be provided for the right candidate. It is an exciting time to join us and embed new developments.

We offer the opportunity for virtual and patient facing delivery across the County.

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioners; preferably with experience of working with young people but experience with young adults or adults with eating disorders also relevant.

We welcome applications from practitioners who are highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful and would be pleased to have discussion regarding the roles.

No one day will be the same and staff describe the service as well led with opportunity for training and professional development.

Main duties of the job

Supporting our DUTY pathway, reviewing referrals and offering triage assessment, identification of risk using the Junior Marsipan Risk Assessment Tool.

Completion of assessment as part of a multi disciplinary team, providing advice to meal planning and completing initial care plans and treatment.

The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of patients and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures, if required.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

We are looking to recruit someone who is highly motivated and with a passion for working creatively and collaboratively with children and young people with eating disorders and their families.

Excellent team working will be an essential component to the post. The role will identify and deliver relevant treatments and interventions; liaising where appropriate with families, carers and the professional network. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Job description Job responsibilities

To be a core member of the team, using specialist skills to support triage, review and make DUTY calls and complete risk assessments.

To provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions relevant to the care group and have knowledge of evidence based models of practice.

To work in partnership with the individual service user and their families and carers as appropriate to ensure the delivery of the care plan, and to enable the development of a plan to facilitate their safety, promote their well being and support their independence and inclusion in the community, by using recognised age appropriate self management tools where applicable.

This may include working closely with partner agencies such as voluntary sector agencies, schools and colleges which may be able to more appropriately help the service user complete these tools.

To develop care plans that meet the needs of the individual and their family/carers as appropriate and that are focused on strengths and are outcome based.

To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.

To make onward referral, as required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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