CAMHS ADHD Clinical Nurse Specialist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year p.a inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced CAMHS ADHD Clinical Nurse Specialist (Band 7) with generic CAMHS experience to work within a multi-disciplinary Brent CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Team. The post holder will be providing consultations, assessments, 1-2-1 work, group work and will hold a caseload. This is a full-time permanent post and is part of a well-established Neurodevelopmental Team where professional development and innovative work is actively encouraged. Brent CAMHS is a very busy & friendly service which welcomes new skills and new ideas. It is part of Central & North West London (CNWL) Foundation Mental Health Trust. We are committed to collaborative multi-disciplinary work and there are very good links with partnership agencies in the borough.

The post will be supervised by the Brent CAMHS Lead for Neurodevelopmental Team.

Brent is a culturally diverse borough and we are keen to provide culturally appropriate services to families. We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist who has CAMHS experience and is able to integrate quickly into a busy CAMHS team.

Main duties of the job

The post will include professional, practice development and ensuring high quality client centred care is delivered. The post holder will maintain high standards of care and practice and to empower colleagues to take on a greater range of clinical tasks to improve client care in the specialist CAMHS service. The post holder will be a highly visible presence in clinical practice and be accessible to clients and their families. They will provide advice and expertise in the management of complex cases.

You will will work from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm service for young people experiencing mental health problems in Brent area. The post will be based within the Monks Park health centre in Wembley.

About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care in a community settings or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We are always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our young persons, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

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

With every new employee we are hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, emotional disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Enhancement Treatment, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a qualified specialist service to children and young people with mental health problems across all sectors of care as part of a multi-disciplinary CAMHS team. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures. They will utilise research skills for audit to support policy and service development; and undertake research within the area served by the service and of relevance to young people their families and carers.

The post holder will provide a core element of the service for children and adolescents by completing initial assessments and providing case management to young people awaiting treatment. The post holder will play an active role in multi-disciplinary discussions and assessments.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Formulate plans for the treatment and/or management of the child/young persons problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • To participate on the local Emergency Duty Rota providing a more urgent response to issues when required. This may also include working as part of an evening
  • Support to parents and young people seeking help between clinic appointments or when in
  • Close liaison with schools and other agencies
  • To provide reports as appropriate to external agencies, ensuring that issues around confidentiality are managed
  • To develop and carry out other nursing roles as required

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oDegree/Diploma in Nursing
  • oRMN
  • oProfessional registration with Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • oPost registration training in a treatment modality to diploma/degree standard as a minimum such as CBT, DBT or MBT
  • oNurse prescriber qualification
  • oTraining qualification
  • oRecent Safeguarding children training
  • oResearch training
  • oCYP IAPT training
  • oKnowledge/experience of ADHD
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS team, providing assessment and treatment intervention. Case management
  • Experience of managing risk and safeguarding/ child protection policy & procedures
  • Experience of delivering mental health awareness and bespoke CAMHS training to non CAMHS professionals
  • Experience of delivering training to colleagues
  • oSupervision/management training
  • oExperience of developing bespoke training packages for non CAMHS professionals
  • oFluent in an additional language
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Able to confidently and safely plan for and manage change and transition
  • Actively uses supervision and opportunities for development of skills
  • Experience of undertaking specialist assessment at a level appropriate to the job
  • Able to use word and excel to write reports and analyse and present basic data
  • Understands and able to use online incident reporting systems
  • Understands the process for keeping safe, secure and relevant clinical records
  • Competent in the use of clinical recording systems such as RIO and JADE
  • Able to use Microsoft PowerPoint and other communication methods to support the delivery of high quality, engaging training and presentations
  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, actively engaging in and supporting duty and emergency rotas, peer support, training and skills development
  • Able to build strong partnerships with external agencies and develop effective joint planning and support arrangements
  • Able to promote self management and recovery by working with service users and their families to understand their condition and identify and reinforce strengths, resources and coping skills
  • Experience of providing consultation and liaison support to colleagues, referral agencies and services responsible for the care, support and wellbeing of service users and their families/carers
  • Understands the importance of assessment that explores and considers individual cultural identity and associated support needs
  • Understands the need for and has experience of undertaking family and parenting work as part of CAMHS support
  • Understands the elements of effective engagement and can apply these to working practice
  • Understanding of and commitment to service user involvement, patient led care and choice
  • Understands the need for and able to competently assess risk
  • Understands individual and service safeguarding responsibilities, policy and procedure
  • Able to confidently and competently undertake generic and emergency CAMHS assessment
  • Understands developmental issues for children and able to adapt interventions accordingly
  • oEuropean Computer Driving License
  • oUse of JADE
  • oUse of COMMIT and other relevant CYP IAPT recording
  • oSpecialist assessment and treatment of specific groups
  • oFamily Therapy / Group Therapy
  • oNurse Prescriber
  • oCBT
Personal Qualities Essential
  • oAble to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills
  • oTreats service users with respect and dignity at all times
  • oEnthusiastic, flexible and confident approach to working
  • oAble to prioritise own workload
  • oWillingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to change
  • oHonesty, enthusiasm and a sense of loyalty
  • oConducts self in a professional, courteous manner at all times and able to maintain professionalism in an often emotionally challenging environment
Others Essential
  • oUnderstands and can apply confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedure
  • oUnderstands and able to implement and promote the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job

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