Senior CAMHS Liaison Practitioner
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Full-Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
This is a great new opportunity to work in Wakefield CAMHS. We are looking to recruit 3 experienced Senior CAMHS Liaison Practitioners who will liaise between the local acute Trust and Wakefield CAMHS.
Ideally, you will have extensive experience working within the field of children's mental health in a health care setting, especially managing risk in health settings.
In this new role, you will attend multiagency meetings where you will represent the service and discuss complex cases as well as liaison with other teams/services both internally and with external partners.
You must have a professional registration to be able to apply for this post.
The service operates between the hours of 9am and 8pm 7 days a week.
By joining our team, you will be able to bring your wealth of knowledge and experience to our service and we look forwards to hearing from you.
Informal visits/telephone calls are strong recommended. Please call Claire Sidebottom on 07766 994685
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients
Main duties of the job
You will work autonomously within the context of a multi-disciplinary team approach and undertake specific clinical work with patients and their families who can often present with a range of complex mental health needs.
You will support colleagues and provide clinical supervision to other staff. The need to work flexibly to support the needs of the service is essential. In this role you will also provide training to colleagues across the district.
You will work alongside colleagues to support young people who are experiencing mental ill health and will draw upon your extensive clinical knowledge and relevant experience of assessing and managing risk within a mental health and community setting.
You will need good working relationships with key professionals, families and young people therefore, excellent communication and engagement skills are essential. A commitment to improving service delivery and developing new ways of supporting the wider team is essential.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
To provide nursing and clinical leadership and maintain professional accountability within the specialist area of practice.
To develop and maintain professional standards of nursing practice within the specialist area.
To identify, develop and maintain an evidence base in line with the Clinical Governance agenda.
Key Result Areas:
- To lead the delivery of nursing care in specialist area of practice, taking responsibility for provision of direct nursing care.
- To be clinically accountable and maintain standards of nursing care, participating in the recruitment and advising on the selection of nursing staff within the specialist area of practice.
- To participate in local, regional and national networks to identify best practice and work collaboratively with professional leads and service managers through the clinical governance framework to adopt, develop and maintain evidence based practice.
- To have an expert level of skill and advise others through clinical supervision systems on the interpersonal skills necessary to develop a therapeutic alliance with emotionally and psychologically disturbed service users and their carers.
- To demonstrate an expert level of knowledge in the specialist areas and advise others on working in partnership with service users, carers and other professionals in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of biopsychosocial programmes of care within the CPA framework.
- To participate in the identification, monitoring and evaluation of clinical risk within the specialist area and taking a lead in developing action to minimise the risk.
- To participate in the Trusts appraisal system taking responsibility for identifying and addressing own professional development needs and influencing and being involved in the continuous professional development of other directorate staff.
- To develop and implement training packages to educate others in relation to the specialist area of practice, providing specialist knowledge and influencing the continued development of clinical services within the Trust.
- To take a leadership role in the development and implementation of Trust policy and procedure and adherence to NHS and NMC guidelines.
- To have an advanced level of knowledge and extensive experience of application of the legislative framework in which mental health services are delivered.
For full job description, please see attached supporting documents
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).