DS Associates
Buckinghamshire, UK
Closing date
11 Oct 2020

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Are you an exceptional Adult Registered Nurse looking for a new role that is never predictable or dull? Working in secure healthcare brings new challenges where you can develop your skills and make a real difference. The days are varied covering nurse led clinics, emergency response, triage, wound care, examinations and referrals. No two days are the same with opportunities to develop into more senior roles.

Our Client has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

We are currently recruiting for a CAMHS Nurse based within a Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes. The CAMHS nurse will be responsible for supporting the clinical psychologist in delivering and implementing clinical and therapeutic interventions to young people via the referral process. The post holder will be expected to liaise with the families of our young people and also community CAMHS and FCAMHS, ensuring appropriate support is arranged for the young people upon release. The post holder must work within the multi-disciplinary team working with children and young people with complex mental health presentations.

Salary of £33,792.19 per annum

Company pension scheme with employer contributions

Life Assurance Scheme

Access to Gympass - subsidised gym

Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users

Subsidised healthcare plan

Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving

Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )

Refer A Friend Scheme

Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

Shifts: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)

Key responsibilities/accountabilities


* Complete a comprehensive mental health assessment on all new admissions. Triaging the new referrals to the service - gathering the appropriate family history and issues that are present and requiring the service.

* Planning care and assisting in providing strategies for the young people referred to the team.

* To provide a high standard of care for young people in keeping with the NMC standards and operational policies and procedures

* Supporting the psychologist in implementing a range of interventions to meet the needs of our young people.

* Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the young person.

* To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for assessments conducted, treatment plans and discharge summaries.

* Liaise with the education team to provide specialist advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to children and young people' formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan

* To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to other professions on risk assessment and risk management.

* Act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of CAMHS care plans including children and young people, referring agents and others involved the network of care.

* Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children and young people under their care and to monitor progress during the course of multi-disciplinary care.

* Attend and actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, sharing advice and guidance on the young people.

* Participate in the transition process from one establishment to another and release into the community, ensuring an effective handover.

* Medication monitoring along-side the wider healthcare team for young people taking medication and refer to the consultant as required.

* Ensuring effective communication with relatives and other professionals and voluntary organisations, thus encouraging participation in care delivery. To respond sensitively to the needs of relatives and carers.

* To offer nursing advice to other professionals within CAMHS and externally as well as to share their expertise in the management of complex cases in a variety of settings.

* Offering positive behaviour support approach for challenging children and appropriate intervention programmes. Education and Development

* Receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior nurse and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues.

* To receive regular managerial supervision, on a monthly basis. To develop skills in the area of professional teaching, training and supervision.

* Provide advice, consultation and training to professionals working with the young people at all levels.

* To participate in regular team meetings, case discussions etc.

* To achieve company essential training requirements.

Skills and Knowledge

Essential Skills as a CAMHS Nurse:

Part 1 NMC registration (RMN)

A minimum of 2 years' experience of working with children and adolescents

Able to work within challenging and complex situations

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

Must be an effective team worker and be able to lead in areas of tier 1& 2 CAMHs interventions.

Ability to manage and maintain own caseload and work autonomously within the specialist area.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy experience

Desirable skills:

* Specialist training in a subject\skill relevant to child and adolescent mental health (0-18)

* The ability to supervise, teach and develop staff's (clinical and non-clinical) understanding of mental health and learning difficulties

For further information please call Maxine on (phone number removed) or alternatively forward your CV for consideration
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