Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS/Crisis Services

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Jun 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
RMH19684
Contact
Finegreen Consultant
Job Type
Contract
A large NHS organisation is currently seeing to appoint an experienced Mental Health Nurse who has worked at Practitioner, ideally within Crisis Services/CAMHS. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical support to meet the needs of people who present to A&E departments /paediatric services under the age of 18 years/CAMHS;
  • Contribute to the provision of an OOH service for children and young people experiencing mental health problems. The service will operate 3pm-12am Monday to Friday and 12pm-12am, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays;
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the CAMHS Services;
  • Undertake a range of therapeutic tasks individually and jointly with members of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS OOH Crisis team including;
  • Assess deliberate self-harm (DSH) cases in A&E or on the paediatric wards. Crisis support, intervention and consultation with community based CAMHS colleagues across the locality;
  • Triage young people in A&E and identify whether there are concerns about mental health but where it is not clear that they require a psychiatric assessment;
  • Provide training to A&E staff and paediatric ward staff;
  • Provide operational management and clinical supervision to junior practitioners;
A successful candidate will have:
  • Qualification at degree level/ equivalent and registration with relevant professional body with a core profession (clinical/counselling psychology, psychotherapy, systemic family psychotherapy social work, nursing, occupational therapy);
  • Relevant training or qualification in child and adolescent mental health.

For further information on this role please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672, alternatively email ria.healy@finegreen.co.uk

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