Clinical Nurse Specialist - C-CATT

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an innovative, forward thinking, young people's crisis service?

Are you are dedicated and passionate clinician who wants to be part of defining the future of crisis intervention for young people in Hertfordshire?

Following additional investment into the service we are continuing to develop a 24/7 crisis support which includes, community and hospital based assessments, therapeutic intervention packages, telephone crisis line, parent/carer support, psycho-education and prevention.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

This post-holder will work as one of two Clinical Nurse Specialists in the team, under the supervision of the Community CAMHS Manager (CCM) for C-CATT and the C-CATT Clinical Nurse Lead.

We are looking to appoint an experienced clinician who has the ability to provide strong leadership, in conjunction with other members of the C-CATT senior team. They will contribute to the development and implementation of a high quality service to meet the needs of children and young people experiencing a crisis.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

When working in the hospitals, the post holder will be the lead CCATT clinician, responsible for the triage of referrals and allocation of cases to other clinicians in the team. You will be the main point of contact for professionals (internal and external) regarding young people under the care of CCATT in the hospital. With support from Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists you will provide case discussion and support to CCATT clinicians who undertake urgent assessments of children and young people, and their families, in crisis. You will ensure that a thorough assessment and risk formulation has been completed and that a robust safety and support plan has been created before allowing the young person to be discharged from the acute setting.

The post involves a varied shift pattern and some on call work may be required.

Person Specification Knowledge, Training and Experience Essential
  • Registered RNMH/RNLD/RMN
  • Degree with experience of post graduate level study or the equivalent experience
  • Teaching/training experience
Areas Of Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Previous experience of managing and supervising junior staff (including those from other clinical backgrounds)
  • Experience in a band 6 nursing role and good level of clinical knowledge appropriate to role
  • Experience of working with children, adolescents and carers
  • Detailed awareness of issues in a crisis service - legislation, CQC requirements, Child Protection, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act including an understanding of standards
  • Ability to plan, implement and carry out a high standard of nursing care
  • Up to date working knowledge of child and family problems and disorders
  • Empathetic interviewing and counselling skills
  • Ability to run and support a range of group interventions
  • Experience of working in other care settings
Communication Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to assess and report clinical information and provide clear and concise information tailored for different audiences
Analytical Skills Essential
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of psychiatric /mental health diagnosis and treatments
  • Knowledge and ability to positively manage change
  • Ability to identify and manage changes to clinical risks
  • Strong IT skills

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