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CAMHS Triage Worker

Band 6

Main area
CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 and 30 hours per week
Job ref
395-RR208-18P
Site
The Grove
Town
Redbridge
Salary
£28,050 to £36,644 plus HCA pa pro rata
Closing
21/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

CAMHS Triage Community Psychiatric Nurse

We have the following vacancies:

1 x 37.5 hours per week

1 x 30 hours per week

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated CPN to join our growing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Redbridge. We are looking for practitioners who want an opportunity to not only make a difference to the children and families within our borough by providing high quality direct clinical work, but who are also willing to work with the team on service development initiatives, be part of reviewing the effectiveness of interventions and service models, and engage in working together to continue to be innovative and creative in the way we provide support to Children and Young People (CYP) and their families. You will work as part of a committed, forward-thinking and caring multidisciplinary team, which is co-located with local Targeted Children’s Services which include Therapists, Pediatricians and Specialist Community Nursing Services.

Redbridge CYP Mental Health Service has been part of a Local Transformation process, which has included the development of the Emotional Well Being Mental Health Service (EWMHS) and the adoption of the I-Thrive model to support children and young people. EWMHS focuses on emotional wellbeing as well as mental health and includes access to self-help tools and services based in schools and the community. We are creating a modern service that fits with children’s lives in a way that best suits them. Key new features include a Children’s Single Point of Access into the service, clear early signposting, and use of digital channels to access support and services. This is an on-going process of change and development and therefore provides a great opportunity for workers to take an active part in new service developments, building new service models and thinking creatively about how we can build our service to meet the needs of CYP in the best way.

Redbridge EWMHS is part of North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT); NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health services for children and young people, already providing these services in four London boroughs. It is also one of England’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts. We provide community health services for children and young people with physical health needs in south west Essex and in the four London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care. We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are also committed to our staff’s health and well-being and have a variety of opportunities and activities that staff can attend and join. For example: Zumba classes, stress management sessions and health checks. NELFT also offers opportunities to wok flexibly to support childcare arrangements and work life balance. We are also passionate about celebrating and recognising our staff who have gone the ‘extra mile’. We have a monthly Redbridge ‘Make a Difference’ Award and a yearly NELFT Make a Difference Awards ceremony.

For this post we are looking for suitably qualified and highly motivated mental health nurses to work within the EWMHS Wellbeing Hub / CAMHS Triage Team. The successful applicant with be part of a busy integrated EWMHS service. The post holder will be responsible for operating within multidisciplinary team, providing clinical triage assessment and brief intervention to children and young people with emotional wellbeing needs (both routine and urgent risk) who access CAMHS.

We currently have 2 vacancies, one full time and one 0.8 WTE (4 days per week). We are seeking individuals with a range of assessment skills and significant clinical experience of using evidence based interventions with children, young people and their carers; as well as experience of working with professionals from other agencies. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a high degree of autonomous working. The role will require both telephone Triage as well and face to face assessment, and therefore the candidate will have significant experience of working in an initial assessment / Triage service.

You will hold NMC registration as an RMN, and will need to evidence the ability to work to high standards, showing good time management and be able to prioritise your work effectively.

Successful applicants will have experience of working with complex vulnerable service users and their families. This must include co-ordinating the care of people/ children with complex mental health problems.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul See - Lead Nurse

Paul.See@nelft.nhs.uk / 0300 555 1182

 

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