The post holder will be required to assess patients across the urgent care pathway, working autonomously and flexibly to manage the day-to-day assessments and/or advising on management of CYP under the age of 18 years and their families presenting in the A&E liaison/diversion HUB/Paediatric wards at, Barnet Hospital with self-harm and mental health difficulties and all other crisis colleagues across the North Central London (NCL).
The post holder will be required to undertake a range of therapeutic tasks individually and jointly with members of the multi-disciplinary team. To develop & maintain specialist clinical skills and expertise in the assessment of CYP psychiatric emergencies and deliberate self-harm. To receive and assess referrals from A&E, paediatric/general wards, Community Teams, schools and health colleagues across the NCL as well as self-referrals from CYP and their families. To offer advice on management of patients with mental health issues and non-organically based physical symptoms. Identifying regular attendees at Acute Hospitals with mental health problems and in liaison with Community CAMHS teams make available current care plan as and when appropriate.
Main duties of the job
1. To undertake initial mental health and risk assessment of CYP who present with high risk and/or following acts of deliberate self-harm.
2. To independently and/or jointly carry out assessments of the mental health needs of children and young people within a therapeutic framework and to contribute fully to the care planning process.
3. To provide a high standard of care for people in the care group in keeping with the philosophy and operational policies for the Liaison Team and in addition to the Trust's policies, practice and procedures.
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.
The Trust's values are:
- Being Positive
- Working together
By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed view of the role
Person Specification Knowledge & Experience Essential
- Experience of clinical and risk assessment and treatment of children and young people across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
- Previous experience of working in CAMHS, with proven track record of working with children, young people and their families offering assessment and stabilisation during periods of high risk
- Experience of case load management.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Experience of teaching colleagues of other disciplines.
- Experience of working in a culturally diverse area.
- Experience of working in an adolescent in-patient setting.
Other Requirements Essential
- Essential car driver.
- Willingness to drive for work purposes.
Education & Qualifications Essential
- Qualification at degree level or equivalent and registration with registration with relevant professional body with a core profession (clinical/counselling psychology, psychotherapy, systemic family psychotherapy social work, nursing, occupational therapy - NMC/ HCPC/UKCP/ACP)
- Relevant training or qualification in child and adolescent mental health.
- Relevant training on safeguarding and child protection.
- Training in one of the main therapeutic modalities.
- Current experience of line management of Band 6
- CAMHS experience and evidence of leading a change initiative which improved patient care
- Working within Mental Health Service as a Band 6
- Experience of working with CAMHS crisis acute services in the community
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Evidence of well-developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS.
- Working knowledge in at least one model of therapeutic work (e.g. Systemic, CBT, SFT, Psychodynamic).
- Ability to work effectively across organisational boundaries
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Teaching skills in clinical settings.
- Proven qualities in sustaining the mental, emotional and physical demands of specialised therapeutic work with disturbed and distressed adolescents and their families/care networks.
- Capacity to deal with working conditions that may occasionally involve verbal abuse and frequent exposure to highly emotive material such as child abuse and family breakdown.
- Ability to manage the multiple demands complex clinical environment
- Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS.
- Knowledge of legislation including the Mental Health Act 1983 in relation to children and adolescents including safeguarding children and young people, child protection procedures and policies.
- Good computer skills and knowledge of patient management systems.
- Accurate record keeping.
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
- Experience in family therapy processes.
- Experience in using CBT techniques
- Experience in setting up and facilitating groups.
- Knowledge of development in inter-agency partnership.
- Specific knowledge of current issues for Adolescent mental health.
Personal Qualities Essential
- Commitment to equal opportunities
- Self motivated, assertive and flexible
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