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Band 6 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - Bristol

Band 6

Main area
camhs, nursing, social work
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent: Substantive
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (including weekends, evenings, nights)
Job ref
342-CAMHS143-1021
Site
Kingsdown Fort
Town
Bristol
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

The post holder will provide assessment of young people presenting to the three main hospitals, in and around Bristol with self -injurious behaviour and emerging mental health problems, such as Eating Disorders and Psychosis, covering the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. They will do this over a 7 day period working a number of shifts which includes nights.

A proportion of the role will involve working in conjunction with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team to identify care and treatment options which enable service users to remain within their existing support/care pathways and maintain their community tenure, signposting to other services to meet their needs.

Day to day leadership on service delivery and development will be provided by the Team Manager, along with senior clinicians as will caseload and management supervision.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger. 

Main duties of the job

Provision of rapid access to specialist CAMHS advice and support and to enable referrers to

Management of high risk young people in the community through intensive support.

Promotion of improved understanding of and confidence in the delivery of mental health care

Provision of targeted formal and informal learning opportunities for all staff within the primary care teams to develop their knowledge and capabilities within the mental health component of holistic care

Provision of information sign-posting and support for young people and families

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Provision of rapid access to specialist CAMHS advice and support and to enable referrers to deal more effectively with a range of mental health problems.

Management of high risk young people in the community through intensive support.

Increased detection of mental health problems/needs with improved care, treatment and promotion of improved understanding of and confidence in the delivery of mental health care and collaboration with all agencies involved in the care of young people and families.

Provision of targeted formal and informal learning opportunities for all staff within the primary care teams to develop their knowledge and capabilities within the mental health component of holistic care

Provision of information sign-posting and support for young people and families

1. To provide information, assessment and sign posting to young people and their family and carers presenting with mental health problems/needs in community and acute hospital settings.

2. To foster strong collaborative and trusting working relationships with referrers whilst demonstrating clinical expertise.

This may include:

a. The promotion and use of additional standardised assessment tools

b. Encouraging the identification of strengths and resilience factors in young people

c. The provision of succinct formulations and recommendations (inclusive of risk management advice)

d. Assessment of or advice on the impact of culture and diversity

e. Best practice advice and support in a broad range of conditions for young people with emotional or mental health needs

f. Promotion and recognition of the needs of family and carers, including various support networks and third sector agencies

g. Advice and support on managing risk

h. Identifying and ensuring specialist involvement where required

i. Advice on interventions and treatments required to enable positive change

j. Support and advice within Safeguarding and public protection procedures where the issues are complicated by mental health problems

k. Second opinion on complex capacity assessments

l. To facilitate the development of safe and effective mental health care practice within the primary care setting.

3. To assist primary care child and adolescent mental health teams in the development of safe and appropriate care pathways.,

4. To provide a prompt response to all referrals following jointly agreed procedures and within agreed time frames.

5. To provide concise and effective liaison and feedback to clinical staff within child and adolescent mental health services and Primary Care teams including advice on effective and appropriate management strategies for those young people referred to the service

6. To ensure where needed that young people experience a seamless transfer into AWP provider/treatment services

7..Following assessment, to provide short-term follow up of patients where appropriate.

8. To contribute evidence-based expertise to multi-disciplinary team care planning processes

9. To provide effective communication with young people, relatives and carers, Primary Care and other health services.

10.To ensure the active involvement of families and carers during all stages of the assessment process

11. To provide a prompt response to requests for information and advice.

12. To ensure appropriate communication, both verbal and written, at all stages of the consultation process.

13. To promote positive attitudes, mutual understanding and collaboration between non mental health staff and mental health services, users, carers, voluntary agencies, primary care,

16. To provide evidence-based specialist advice on how best to meet the mental health needs of the population for staff of other agencies, young people and carers.

17. To raise awareness of the  effects of physical conditions on the mental health of young people.

18. To provide mentoring/ training for others in relevant practice areas, according to Professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care.

19. Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of, and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.

20. To adhere to the NMC professional code of conduct ensuring required skills and competencies required are maintained.

21. Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required.

22. Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

23. Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable team working

24. To maintain care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

25. To assist in the development and implementation of appropriate systems aimed at ensuring a consistent approach to assessment, communication and follow-up

26. To make appropriate use of time and resources

27. To participate in clinical audit and service evaluation programmes as required.

28. To participate in local arrangements where required to manage unexpected staff absences

 

 

Person specification

professional qualification

Essential criteria
  • mental health nurse / social worker/psychologist

experience of working with children with MH need

Essential criteria
  • evidence of experience

interest in mental health

Essential criteria
  • demonstrates a interest in mental health
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bernadette Chinnock/Loren green
Job title
Band 6
Email address
b.chinnock@nhs.net
Telephone number
01179192360
Additional information

Loren Green Team Manager