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CAMHS Day Service Lead Nurse/Practitioner

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

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Nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a newly created opportunity for a CAMHS Lead Nurse or registered Practitioner to join the newly commissioned South Derbyshire CAMHS Day Service.

The specialist day provision is a new part of the CAMHS service and provides intensive packages of person centred interventions to young people who may be at risk of admission to a Tier 4 inpatient unit without increased support. The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily coordination of the day service and leading the team that day. They will be part of managing referrals to the service and complete the rostering element of the day service. The day service will offer group & individual work, MDT reviews, respite to families & carers and be supporting young people with a range of difficulties at any one time.

You will be part of the regular team clinical supervision processes as well as being able to access regular and frequent individual supervision.

There is a lot of scope for personal and professional development within the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To coordinate the delivery of high quality day service support for young people and their families, utilising knowledge and skills for interpretation, analysis of patients' needs and care planning.
  • To promote and conform to the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Policy and Procedure for safeguarding children, and national guidelines.
  • To ensure effective joint working between agencies and professionals and effective information sharing to safeguarding children and young people.
  • To have an understanding of, coordinate the delivery of and provide a range of interventions such as family work, solution focussed therapy, cognitive therapy, behavioural management, individual counselling and group work. To access supervision to support practice development.
  • To liaise with other professionals, offer consultation and joint working to provide early interventions in and prevention of mental health problems in young people.
  • To develop effective care pathways for children and young people.
  • To work within the Multi-Disciplinary pathway team to offer and access supervision and support to ensure good practice.
  • To practice and demonstrate knowledge that promotes child protection and the rights of the child.

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 LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached 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.

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

CAMHS offers a high level of supervision and development for our staff.

The service works on a locality based model to ensure strong team working and high levels of locality knowledge.

As a 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 coordination and treatment.

You 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.

We welcome applicants with transferable skills from other areasof practiceand through the delivery of robust supervision and training opportunities we will aim to develop your knowledge, skills and experiencewithin a CAMHS IAPT Service.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Must have valid Professional registration
  • Qualification in therapeutic modality
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders within children
  • Ability to assess, plan and deliver treatment and evaluate care packages.
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Skills in risk assessment and management of self harm.
Transport Essential
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

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