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Mental Health Nurse

Location: BECKENHAM, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 26,970-37,890 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Community Care Services and Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 2
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-431820

Registered Mental Health Nurse- Band 5-7 Needed

Our client is looking for Registered Nurse – CAMHS Response Senior Practitioner- Registered General Nurse and/or Registered Mental Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disability Nurse. CAMHS inpatient services are looking to recruit permanent Band 5 to BAND 7 nurses for their wards to start as soon as possible in January 2021


- To manage a crisis caseload of young people & their families and carers.
- To co-ordinate & deliver individualised care packages / programmes for adolescents & their families & evaluate these programmes
- To develop & maintain therapeutic relationships & young people & their families/carers.
- To work as part of the young person’s professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status & promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Children’s Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, Social Care & counsellors & any other professional related to the child care.
- To involve the young person, & as appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.
- To be able to assess & manage high-risk adolescent clients in a variety of settings, conducting risk assessments & formulating safety plans.
- To independently undertake crisis mental health assessments in a variety of settings including Accident & Emergency departments out of hours & liaise with relevant individuals & agencies to promote a positive, safe & meaningful experience for the young person & their families
- To effectively & appropriately communicate these risks often under difficult, highly charged & emotional circumstances to medical staff, other professionals & families involved in the care of the client.
- To act as an autonomous practitioner with an understanding of own limitations & recognition of when to seek support.
- To play an active role in promoting mental health and well-being in young people & their families/carers
- To take an active part in multi-agency meetings
- To have analytical & judgement skills to consider the wider implications of decisions made in regards to clients care, taking into account the young person’s developmental stage
- To be able to demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions under pressure taking into consideration the risks to clients, self & others & to be able to assess the often complex situations of these clients & their families within the context of their social environment. Understanding risk & resilience as well as protective factors.
- To offer joint work & specialist advice in relation to professional practice
- To provide training & consultations in specialist areas to other professionals within the trust and to outside agencies, e.g. Social Care, voluntary sector
- To maintain clinical records in accordance with the NMC standards for record keeping and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct or other relevant professional body
- To be aware of the statutory requirements of both the Children Act and Mental Health Act

-To ensure that own practice remains within legal, ethical and professional parameters and is open to scrutiny from relevant professionals
-To deliver evidence-based interventions and undertake routine outcome measures to monitor the quality of care provided, in keeping with the national CYPIAPT framework.
- To participate in the provision of training and information for other professionals as appropriate

Experience working in CAMHS / acute setting

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