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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2019.

Liaison Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 425-A-19-35906

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum425-a-19-35906

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of skilled and dynamic Mental Health Nurses to be part of a newly developed and expanding CAMHS service, the STAR team (Supportive Treatment and Recovery). We cover three main roles within the team. These are as follows:

- Providing assessments for all children who attend the A&E department in SCH with a presentation of self harm or suicidal ideation. The assessments occur either in A&E or on one of the wards. We are also able to offer brief follow up work for young people and their families where this is considered to be an important part of their discharge safety plan.

- We offer Community Intensive Treatment (CIT) care packages for young people who have a primary presenting problem of significant self harm. We are able to go into the homes of young people and their families and provide an individualised package of care designed to support and maintain their safety in the home environment as well as help them work through what is often a particularly difficult period in their life.

- Finally the team provide cover for the S136 facility that opened at the Becton Centre for Children and Young People on the 31st July 2017. This is a provision for 16 and 17yr olds in Sheffield placed on a S136 by the police to be taken to a place of safety and assessed under the mental health Act (1983). This is a role covered by the STAR team Co-ordinator between the hours of 9am and 9pm and by an on call rota between 9pm and 9am.

The post holder will have excellent assessment skills in assessing children and young people presenting with self harming behaviours or suicidal ideation. They will be able to think collabaratively with young people and their families to create individualised packages of care. This will be with the aim of providing support and maintaining a safety plan allowing young people to remain in the home environment whilst they work through what is often a very difficult period of their lives. The successful candidate will be able to work both autonomously with the support of a senior clinician and as part of a small team that fits within a wider CAMHS structure.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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