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CAMHS Crisis Team Lead Nurse/Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby City and Derbyshire
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a forward-thinking, well respected, fast moving and multi-disciplinary young person's Urgent Care Team?

Can you deliver compassionate care to those young people that present in mental health crisis?

We have an exciting opportunity for Mental Health Nurses/Practitioners to join our CAMHS Urgent Care Team in South Derbyshire, specifically the Crisis & Home Treatment Team.

The Team will be a well-established part of the wider CAMHS Service and is supportive and well organised, with a culture of friendly, multi-disciplinary work.

You will have experience of direct work with children and young people who have mental health problems and you will be adept at undertaking mental health assessments and interventions.

You will have the necessary knowledge in assessing risk and drawing up robust safety plans.

You will have a core professional qualification eg Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and be registered with the relevant professional body.

Main duties of the job

The Urgent Care Team provides a rapid response service to children and young people and families who are presenting with acute mental health or emotional disturbance to a degree where the risk they pose indicates that an in-patient admission may be required.

You will offer mental health and risk assessment, formulation and brief intervention with those young people under 18 who are presenting with urgent mental health needs.

The team operates 7 days per week.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please view Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

As a CYP IAPT Service, we endeavour to offer an accessible, evidence-basedservice to children and young people, that delivers the right intervention at the right time.

We use Routine Outcome Measures to evidence what we do and influence our practice.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with recent and relevant, post-registration experience, to join our multi-disciplinary team.

We offer flexible working hours to meet the needs of the service.

Person Specification Core Profession Essential
  • Registered with the relevant professional body
  • Additional qualifications relevant to the role
Experience Essential
  • Recent and relevant post-registration, practice experience
Mental Health Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people

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