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CAMHS Nurse or Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Per annum/Pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a developmental post at Band 5 with opportunity after 24 months to become a Band 6 Nurse / Practitioner. The transition between bandings will be completed according to competencies evident in practice.

We appreciate we are striving for cutting edge assessment and treatment within a highly emotive and distressing environment. We are therefore looking for individuals that are good under pressure; place high worth in team-based working and with an unrelenting passion and dedication for working with young people and their families.

We hope to offer a bespoke and rolling training package to all staff and would like to invest in our team member's sense of mastery. We assure to be mindful of fostering career progression opportunities moving forward. We are especially interested in utilising new employee's specialist expertise and interests.

Cornwall has led the way on a ground-breaking Clinical Associate Psychology (CAP) programme, the first of its kind anywhere in England and Wales.

Cornwall has and continues to develop a range of services including a CAMHS inpatient unit Sowenna, an eating disorder service, intensive support services and early intervention school-based teams.

If you are looking to work somewhere that is unconditionally respectful to young people and their families, that value their staff as individuals and continuously strives to be the best unit it can be then we could be the team for you.

Main duties of the job

Are you an Registered Nurse or Practitioner and do you want to be a part of something special whilst developing your skills at the same time? Then join us in transforming Child and Adolescent Mental Health services across the South West. This is an exciting time to be working in Cornwall as we initiate lots of innovative projects to improve our patient experience with us.

As a CAMHS Nurse /Practitioner you will be responsible for providing full assessments, formulation and evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families, who are experiencing mentalhealth difficulties.

You will be responsible for maintaining an individual caseload, from referral to discharge, conducting routine and high priority assessments and interventions as appropriate and exercising autonomy. You will be liaising and providing advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies.

Successful candidates will provide regular and ongoing consultation, joint work, training and advice to other professionals in relation to child and adolescent mental health to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

We are looking for colleagues who share our passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality, safe and innovative care, candidates who want to help us lead from the front and transform the delivery of mental health services to the young people.

Attractive relocation packages are available to assist you in relocating to this beautiful area of the country!

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC, AHP, SW
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, SW, SLT
  • Evidence of continuous professional updating
  • Ambition to undertake further training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in an MDT or Multi Agency Setting
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health Setting
  • Experience of working within children and young people's mental health

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