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Exciting opportunities for experienced Mental Health Professionals

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We have exciting opportunities for  experienced Mental Health Professionals (such as a Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist) to join our team to work as Crisis Practitioners within the Acute Liaison service as part of a multi-disciplinary team. These are full time, band 6, permanent positions, with hours spread over a 7 day rotation, in the Coventry and Warwickshire CAMHS service known as Rise.

These posts are part of an exciting expansion of CAMHS specialist services in our new model of care being designed to transform local service provision for Children and Young People in Crisis across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust have been providing a CAMHS Acute Liaison Team to deliver a fast and appropriate response to children and young people who self-harm for a number of years. The Acute Liaison team work primarily in the Acute Trusts with a collaborative partnership with our Paediatric colleagues.  This essential service and team have been recognised as a vital service with regard the Young people who attend the acute trust with self-harm and suicidal ideation needs and supported the transformation model to increase the rapid crisis response and develop a increased Crisis and Home treatment model.

The expansion of the Acute Liaison team is considered Wave 1 of the transformation model of developing a full Crisis and Home Treatment service. We will be building on the existing CAMHS Acute Liaison Team model and pathway to ensure that a full service focuses on a high risk management pathway, to prevent avoidable admissions and support discharges from inpatient units, so that young people are in the least restrictive service for their need. The vision as part of the transformation will be for the role of the Acute Liaison team to be embedded into the Crisis and Home treatment model for Children and Young People.

The post holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team both within CAMHS and our colleagues in the acute care setting and will be part of the shaping of the overall new service model for Children and Young People in Crisis.  You will have responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high quality care, risk assessment and intervention to the referred children and their families.  The post holder will be an expert practitioner in this clinical area as well as contributing to the required monitoring the performance and effectiveness of the service.

The role will require flexible working hours with some on call support to the Coventry and Warwickshire acute hospitals.  The service operates between the hours of 9am – 8pm 7 days a week with a staggered shift pattern to support the service need.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside already experienced Acute Liaison Practitioners and also be part of the evolution of a service model that will transform the care and treatment for Children and Young People.

For your further information on these posts please contact Service Manager Michelle Rudd at michelle.rudd@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or Lead Nurse Jane Ralphs at jane.ralphs@covwarkpt.nhs.uk 

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