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Community Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire,
£27,055 to £32,934 a year £27,055 - £32,934
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and contributing to; the formulation of the children and family's needs and the development of a relevant plan based upon the children and family's negotiated goals and relevant evidence based interventions. The post holder, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, will provide nursing interventions to support the child and family to meet their agreed goals and coordinate and/ or participate in the review of progress towards those goals, utilising recommended outcome measures, involving the child and any identified carer throughout their care

Main duties of the job

Mental Health Nurse

Children's and Young People (Crisis and) Intensive Support Team

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South Staffordshire

Base: Across South Staffordshire

Hours: 37.5 hours

Pay scale: Band 5

Permanent position

Multiple post available (previous applicants need not apply)

Due to this expansion we have a number of posts available within the team including:

Mental Health Practitioners

Mental Health Nurses

Support Workers

Occupational Therapist

Are you a qualified Mental Health Nurse, with a passion for working with Children and young people with complex Mental Health needs? Would you like to be part of a developing service, helping to shape the future of Children & Adolescent Mental Health?

If so we need you:

We are actively seeking applications for a band 5 developmental post from staff with a professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing. Experience in working with CYP in Mental Health, Autism or Learning Disability services would be beneficial

About us

Main duties and responsibilitiesTake responsibility, with supervision of the Senior Mental Health Nurse, for the management of a complex caseload, which includes, specialist assessment (within service specification), care planning in conjunction with child and family, delivering treatment interventions evaluationof individual treatment plans (Care Programme Approach)Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.Complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and service guidance including; pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise the occupational performance/independence of the child.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse on NMC Register.
  • BSc degree in nursing or a mental health related subject or equivalent level
  • Conforms to NMC requirements
  • Psychological intervention Qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT, DBT
  • Registered mentor/ Supervisor
  • Phlebotomy training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of working with people presenting with mental health needs in the community
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting
  • Ability to access any local resources and to use networking where possible
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously
  • Experience of working with children and families who have complex mental health and systemic needs.

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