Mental Health Practitioner - Eating Disorders

Employer
Solent NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Southampton CAMHS are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team which delivers high quality interventions to children, young people and their families presenting with a range of mental health difficulties, with dedicated time for working in our eating disorder service.

The successful applicant will be working alongside the lead Consultant Psychiatrist, nurses, therapists, and support workers to deliver bespoke care packages according to need. This will include a combination of clinic work and home visiting as well as building strong relationships with local tier 4 providers to ensure consistency of care for those young people requiring periods of hospital admission.

The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision. This is a great opportunity to join our team in Solent NHS Trust Children & Families Service line to support in the delivery of high-quality children's mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist assessment and treatment through a clinic and community-based care approach with young people with an eating disorder.

The post holder will ensure both the physical and psychological well-being of the service users are maintained through a range of physical health interventions.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

*To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people and their families and carers.

*To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for service users and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.

*To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families/carers.

*To liaise with the young person's professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Children's Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, counsellors and any other professionals.

*To involve the young person, and where appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical and Professional

The post holder will provide specialist assessment and treatment through a clinic and community-based care approach with young people with an eating disorder.

The post holder will ensure both the physical and psychological well-being of the service users are maintained through a range of physical health interventions.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

*To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people and their families and carers.

*To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for service users and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.

*To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families/carers.

*To liaise with the young person's professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Children's Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, counsellors and any other professionals.

*To involve the young person, and where appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.

*To be able to assess and manage high-risk adolescent clients in a variety of settings, conducting risk assessments and formulating safety plans.

*To take part in the emergency duty rota, conducting a holistic nursing assessment and developing risk management plans in collaboration with service users and families.

*To effectively and appropriately communicate these risks often under difficult, highly charged and emotional circumstances to medical staff, other professionals and families involved in the care of the YP.

*To act as an autonomous practitioner with an understanding of own limitations and recognition of when to seek support.

*To play an active role in promoting mental health and well-being in young people and their families/carers.

*To take responsibility for the organisation and facilitation of multi-agency meetings. E.g. CPA Meetings, professional meetings, Clinical team discussions.

*To provide expertise and highly specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals, contributing directly to family treatment plans.

*To oversee the provision of highly specialist learning re input into the placements of trainees and a range of professions

*To manage referrals and to assess the needs of referred child and family, develop implement and evaluate appropriate interventions.

*To contribute to highly specialist child psychiatric perspective in team clinical management discussions.

*To attend Case Conferences, Core Group Meetings, TAC's and other relevant meetings as required.

*To work and sit in constrained positions for substantial periods of time during interviewing and therapy sessions.

*To ensure children, young people and their carers/significant others are included in planning implantation and evaluation of care.

*To ensure that care is delivered in a person-centred manner ensuring the gender, ethnic cultural and spiritual needs of service users inform practice.

To have analytical and judgement skills to consider the wider implications of decisions made in regards to clients care, taking into account the young person's developmental stage.

*To be able to demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions under pressure taking into consideration the risks to clients, self and others and to be able to assess the often complex situations of these clients and their families within the context of their social environment. Understanding risk and resilience as well as protective factors.

** To demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions with regard to the confidentiality of clients and their families taking into considerations the risks to clients, self and the wider public

*To act in accordance with legal requirements within the Mental Health Act 1983, the Children Act 1994 and other relevant legislation

*To ensure that knowledge of advances in research and development are up to date.

*To ensure care is delivered to incorporate health and social care policy.

Communication

*To communicate effectively through written notes and reports and verbal communication with all relevant personnel involved in the YP's care.

To possess IT skills in order to effectively communicate in writing with colleagues, other professionals and families in accordance with trust policies e.g. writing of comprehensive report

*To participate in clinical supervision, ensuring supervision received is appropriate to the therapeutic work being undertaken and is in line with guidelines laid down by the regulatory body

*To liaise and joint work with colleagues, other professionals and agencies as required in relation to both clinical work and the wider agenda of working in partnership within a multi-agency framework.

*To participate in team clinical meetings in order to share expertise, promote good practice and the safety of clients.

*To participate in referrals meeting as required. Making clinical decisions as part of this group regarding the appropriateness of new referrals in line with referral criteria. Assessing the level of clinical need for referrals accepted and communicating outcomes to referrers.

Knowledge, Education and Training

*To deliver evidence-based interventions and undertake routine outcome measures to monitor the quality of care provided.

*To participate in the provision of training and information for other professionals as appropriate in order to promote effective practice in the specialist area.

*To liaise with other colleagues in CAMHS and participate in different clinical groups in order to share best practice and discuss current and future professional and clinical developments

*To maintain and improve own professional and clinical, knowledge and skills by participating in all trust mandatory training programmes and further training and professional development identified through the appraisal process.

*To maintain high standards of professional practice and competence in keeping with the NMC code of conduct and the scope of professional practice.

*To maintain a record of professional development by use of a personal profile and meet the requirements for continued registration.

*Identifying needs/goals through supervision, appraisal and development reviews.

** To be fully conversant with legislation relevant to current practice.

Management and Leadership

*To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for evidence-based treatment, reviews and closing summaries and be accountable for professional actions and policies.

*To participate in the development of a high quality responsive and accessible service for children, families and carers. This may include professionally advising and managing those aspects of the service where psychiatric and/or organisational issue need addressing.

*To take responsibility for management of systemic resources available to the service for example maintaining recording equipment /cameras employed in the assessment and treatment of families. This includes the safe use of specialist equipment and materials.

*To advise and participate in appropriate professional recruitment, short listing, interviewing and supporting inductions.

*To initiate projects and implement service development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g. Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people with eating disorders and their families.
  • Ability to chair and facilitate team and multi-agency meetings
  • Experience of multi professional/multi-agency working


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