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CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Pro Rata / Per Annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has become available for Band 5/ Band 6 Practitioners; (depending on experience) to join our award winning ongoing developing CCETTS Team. (CAMHS Crisis and enhanced treatment team) We can offer part or full time posts and although the posts will be based in the South of the county, we can be flexible and negotiate on base and travel where necessary.

The team are based in the South of the county in Boston and work closely with their colleagues in the North team over in Lincoln. The service covers areas across Lincolnshire therefore you must have the ability to travel around the county without the use of public transport.

We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals to join our well established team. We have several disciplines of practitioners within the service and Multi-disciplinary team who all work closely together to keep children and young people at home and out of hospital. Part of your role would be providing crisis and enhanced home treatment for young people struggling with acute deteriorating mental health difficulties, including self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders/ disordered eating and psychosis. Our team looks at providing an alternative to a tier 4 admission, a hospital in the home type model, and supports those being discharged from an acute inpatient admission following an episode of care.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care by offering safe and effective treatment for children/young people and their families/carers.

The post holder will be responsible for providing intensive home treatment to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. They will contribute to the assessment and formulation of young peoples mental health needs. .

They will deliver and review care plans for community treatment and work collaboratively with children, young people and their families/carers to formulate a care plan that can be delivered by the team in the community.

They will act as a named practitioner for those who are on their community treatment caseload and be supported to deliver and review plans of care. The post holder will be responsible for updating risk assessments and keep safe planning.

The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other teams, agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire.

Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work.

We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall.In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services. This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future.

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions.

We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of community clinical care ensuring safe and effective treatment and comprehensive care planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools

Work collaboratively, and promote effective working relationships, with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective clinical decision-making, internally and with external agencies.

Empower Service Users and their families/carers to influence and use available services, information and skills and act as an advocate where appropriate.

Provide full assessment and appropriate follow up care via care planning and clinical pathways, individual and group interventions, in partnership with young people/families/carers and other workers involved in care delivery.

Work flexibly across the county from a designated base.

Provide a 7 day week, extended service

Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies.

Proactively involve young people and families in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback.

Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families.

Work closely with other colleagues within the service to enable effective transitions to and from other areas.

Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards.

Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.

Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided.

Propose changes and developments to service delivery and contribute to policy discussions at both team and service level.

Participate and deliver management and clinical supervision.

Mentor students placed with the service

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including training and continuing professional development.

Maintain knowledge and standards of medicine management through training and supervision

Have an awareness of the mental health act, (MHA) deprivation of liberty, (DOLS), mental capacity act (MCA) and childrens act and how this affects the management of patients at home and as inpatients

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oEducated to degree level or equivalent experience in mental health
  • oNMC Registration
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oEvidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of using evidence based practice.
  • oRelevant experience of working with people with mental health needs, including severe and enduring mental ill health
  • oExperience of working with children and young people.
  • oExperience of working with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
Skills & Competences Essential
  • oSound knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act and the Care Programme Approach.
  • oGood understanding of child and adolescent development and risk management of young people in crisis.
  • oSound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding

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