Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS are looking for Mental Health Practitioners from a nursing background who have previous CAMHS experience.

We are looking for experienced RMN's who can offer exemplary assessment skills, casehold and offer evidenced based treatment for young people across Milton Keynes. CAMHS services in Milton Keynes are now under a new management team and undergoing a transformation and working towards an iThrive model of working, this couldn't be a better time to work for a service where you can have your say in how the service delivers assessment and intervention across Milton Keynes.

In return we can offer regular supervision, continuing professional development and flexible working as well as an opportunity to work within a multi disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To provide a range of specialist interventions, advice and support to young people who are identified as having or at risk of developing emotional, psychological or mental health issues. To provide advice and consultation support to others in Tier 1 working with children/young people working across Milton Keynes.

The principal task will be to ensure mental health needs are identified and addressed through appropriate services. This will include the assessment of mental and emotional health needs and facilitating to better understand mental health issues and appropriate referral pathways. As a member of Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS, the post holder will also be responsible for a personal caseload, working under the professional supervision of a Senior Clinician in CAMHS.

About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more - whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to children, young people, parents and staff, both in school and at home, in relation to mental health and emotional difficulties with associated behaviour problems.
  • Contribute to the overall assessment, including risk assessment, of children and young people in terms of their mental health needs.
  • To offer support, advice, signposting and on-ward referral to children, professionals who contact the CAMHS service on the telephone referral line.
  • To offer CAMHS Assessment Clinics for young people in MK catchment area-offering, Assessment, short term intervention, professional advice and consultation.
  • Covering the CAMHS Daily Duty service , managing queries and enquiries to parents and professionals contacting the service
  • Liaise with professionals who are currently providing services to children and young people, such as those in primary care settings, childrens services, education and others.
  • To raise awareness amongst professionals of the procedures for accessing CAMHS support for children and young people who are experiencing mental health or emotional distress.
  • Utilise relevant research to inform own practice.
  • Provide training and consultation to Tier 1 in order to facilitate appropriate referrals and provide better mental health provision amongst Tier 1 services.
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with CHS policy and procedure consistent with principles of patient confidentiality and data protection.
  • Maintain up to date, accurate statistical information related to workload and contribute to data returns required by government departments.
  • Participate in supervision and professional development activities as deemed necessary by the CHS

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRelevant professional qualification in either Mental Health Nursing
  • oMember of a professional body
  • oAdditional qualifications or training in child and adolescent mental health.
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • oSubstantial experience working in child and adolescent mental health.
  • oGood understanding of the range of child and adolescent mental health services

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