Senior CAMHS Liaison Nurse/Clinician

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited that you're interested in a role within the Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)!

This is a hugely exciting time to join us. We have recently secured a fantastic £6.6m investment to enhance, expand and develop new services. These will include a new psychiatric liaison service, enhanced crisis care in the community and increased capacity within our Eating Disorder service. A new dedicated team consisting of blended digital and face to face interventions and a range of new prevention services will also be developed over the coming months.

This is an exciting new initiative and part of the overall expansion of the Hampshire CAMHS service, and will be rolled out across both Basingstoke and Winchester sites, operating Monday-Sunday from 0800-2200.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a number of highly motivated and experienced Band 7 nurses, social workers or occupational therapists to be part of leading our new psychiatric liaison service within the Emergency Department and Paediatric Wards at Hampshire Hospitals.

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

Hampshire CAMHS values the contribution that nursing, social work and allied health professionals bring, and has a well-established structure and strategy. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place to support high quality and effective clinical practice. We are a CQC Good-rated Trust (rated Outstanding for Caring).

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supportive of staff professional development and provides access to quality training opportunities.

Hampshire CAMHS prioritises staff wellbeing and we encourage colleagues to maintain a positive work-life balance, with robust clinical and line management supervision, support and training. Service leadership is strong and supportive.

All our work is based on encouraging our people to work creatively and be innovative in their thinking to support new and different ways of working.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

Do you have:
  • A desire to innovate and create a new service meeting the needs of children, young people and families at a point of crisis?
  • The ability to work within a team and forge good working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues?
  • Experience of undertaking effective risk assessment, risk management and collaborative working with young people and families?
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting with leadership, management and supervisory responsibilities?
  • Great communication skills with young people and with colleagues from different sectors?
  • Are you calm and solution focused?

Then we want you!

You will be part of a leadership team providing effective leadership both clinically andoperationally to provide a high quality service within the resources available in a defined area,and specifically to deliver on the following key areas.- The role aims to reduce the number of presentations and admissions to acute hospitals, andto reduce length of stay and facilitate discharge once physical health needs have beenaddressed. The job requires Multi-agency working as well as sign posting and referral ontoother services.- You will offer specialist mental health assessments to young people who present in crisisduring the hours of the service at A&E; via A&E Diversion pathway and within acutepaediatric wards or mental health hubs.- Assessment will include care and safety planning, risk assessment and management, andfacilitating safe discharge. In line with COVID safe practice and service developments theseassessments may be offered using remote platforms for appropriate referrals.- You will provide support to junior colleagues through supervision and line management.- You will be part of the team ensuring that rotas and safe operating practices are in place andupdated as appropriate.- Where clinically indicated you may provide a single intervention model to CYP not currentlyopen to CAMHS.- You will provide advice and consultation on appropriate mental health care planning tosupport a holistic care and discharge plan (including risk and safety) to acute carecolleagues as a liaison function for YP with MH needs that are admitted to acute paediatricwards. To support the mental health aspect of discharge plan.This role may entail an element of Community CAMHS Duty work outside of A&E Liaison

Person Specification - Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with HCPC/NMC/Social Work England
  • Training in the use of standardised assessment tools
  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy or Nursing/Social Work Or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience as a qualified mental health practitioner
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a ? range of mental health problems
  • Experience in leadership - this can involve leading on a project
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • CAMHS or crisis experience
  • Experience of multi-agency work

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