Senior Nurse Practitioner - Early Help

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health or Paediatric Nurse who has a passion for leadership, early help and working with young people and their families?

The Early Help Team North in Hampshire CAMHS are looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Primary Mental Health Team full time. The successful candidate would be part of an experienced and dynamic team and be embedded as part of the North Leadership Team, ensuring a high-quality service is provided to service users.

Early Help North covers the geographical areas of Basingstoke and Rushmoor, with bases in Basingstoke and Aldershot.

The role allows for a diverse range of tasks, including leadership, clinical supervision, line management, service development add innovation alongside direct clinical work.

To be considered for this role applicants should possess excellent knowledge and experience of working with young people struggling with their mental health. Have robust assessment, risk assessment and risk management skills. Be able to work with a high level of risk and support less experienced and junior staff in the management of risk.

Experience in a leadership position is desirable and a proven track record of managing change and innovating to improve care will ensure your application stands out.

Experience of providing clinical supervision and supporting nursing development through preceptorship and the mentorship of students as this will be an important component of this role.

Main duties of the job

To be part of the Early Help North Leadership working alongside other Band 7 lead colleagues and the Team Manager to deliver a high quality and effective service for young people and families.

Working in the single Point of Access processing referrals, supporting safe and robust clinical decision making keeping children and young people at the heart of those decisions.

Offering initial Assessments, group intervention and 1-1 short term intervention as required.

Completing robust risk assessment and risk management plans, and considering the safeguarding of children and young people at all times.

Providing line management and clinical supervision.

Building relationships and providing consultation and training to our partner agencies.

Promoting and supporting the development of nursing within Early help North, linking in with the countywide nursing structure.

Actively participating in the development and initiation of services across Early Help north and the wider Early Help Service

About us

Hampshire CAMHS is a fabulous service to work in as a nurse, as a service we value the contribution that nurses make. The nursing workforce makes up a significant number of our human resource, this is reflected in the robust nursing structure a governance that is provided. Nursing development is supported and actively encouraged through access to training and career progression opportunities

Hampshire CAMHS is provided by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, who actively supports the Hampshire CAMHS culture of innovative practice and a passion for improving the service we offer. Sussex partnership offers staff a variety of benefits as well as supporting staff wellbeing.

Working in Hampshire: With a blend of beautiful rural New Forest settings and bustling city locations, Hampshire is known to be a very desirable place to live. The ancient Cathedral City of Winchester and the seaside cities of Portsmouth and Southampton provide attractions and amenities to suit everyone's taste. With easy access to Gatwick, Heathrow and excellent railway links, there is plenty of opportunity for adventure.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within a care group; participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group.

To have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning.

To work as part of the team in the Single Point of Access (SPA) in the service on a rotational basis, triaging cases as part of multidisciplinary team, offering telephone consultation, advice and liaison with stakeholders across Hampshire.

To work with Early Help colleagues to deliver formal and informal training and education to all agencies involved with the emotional care of children and young people.

To facilitate the planning, delivery and evaluation of group work in accordance with the Early Help stepped care pathway.

To establish essential networks, knowledge base of resources and maintain links with relevant community-based organizations.

To be part of the locality Early Help leadership team and participate in the development of the service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

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