CAMHS Lead Nurse/Practitioner

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced mental health nurse, nurse from other backgrounds with mental health experience, social worker or OT into the CAMHS Community Care Pathway, working with children and young people up to the age of 18.

This is a fixed term position for 9 months to cover maternity leave.

The Community Care Pathway works with children and young people with a range of mental health needs, including trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, neuro-developmental conditions and self harm.

We have access to specific therapies within CAMHS including CBT, Family Therapy and DBT.

The post would predominantly be to cover Derby City.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be supported to develop knowledge and skills in working systemically with children and families within our experienced, multi-disciplinary teams.

We welcome applications from mental health nurses currently working with adults who want to develop a career within CAMHS.

Through robust supervision and training opportunities, we will aim to develop your knowledge, skills and experience within a CYP IAPT Service.

The service is a locality-based model, which ensures strong team working and high levels of locality knowledge.

The team is supported by a Team Manager and senior clinicians within the service.

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 review the 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.

CAMHS is part of the CYP-IAPT initiative, and the post holder will use Routine Outcome Measures to influence and evaluate all interventions offered.

The Recovery team has bases in Derby City, Amber Valley and a team across Erewash and South Derbyshire.

You will receive clinical and managerial supervision, and have opportunity to work with the CAMHS improving access to psychological therapies development framework.

We are looking for a suitably-experienced, qualified clinician, who will improve children and young peoples mental health, through providing highly specialist, clinical assessment and treatment within the CAMHS Recovery pathway.

This will involve the assessment and treatment of children and young people who present with a wide range of mental health problems, including trauma, and co-morbid neuro-developmental conditions.

In accordance with national and local priorities, clinical guidelines, the post holder will be responsive to the needs and views of local children, young people and their families.

As a Lead Nurse / Practitioner the post holder will work in partnership with the CAMHS leadership team, Medical Consultants and multi-disciplinary teams, to ensure the highest level of clinical practice in assessment, case management, care co-ordination and treatment.

They will be required to ensure that the best evidence-based care is given to children, young people and their families, within the resources available to the service.

There will be an emphasis upon working with complex-presenting difficulties and multi-agency networks.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications
  • Specialist qualifications
Skills and experience Essential
  • Previous experience and knowledge
  • Previous experiene of community and home treatment

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