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Nurse Community ARRS Role

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Newham CAMHS is delighted to be able to offer a new and innovative role working in partnership with Primary care. This is the first stage in a project aimed at integrating specialist and primary care to help families get the right care at the right time.

We are looking for a proactive and experienced mental health nurse to assist young people and their families at a GP practice in assessing mental health needs, assessing and managing risk, signposting and where appropriate undertake short term interventions with them.

The successful applicant will be an important link between services and will support primary care colleagues with training and support and with development of the service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse with experience in working with networks, building relationships with key services and has experience and expertise of working with children and young people.

We are dedicated to having a workforce supported to meet their professional goals through training, workshops and a host of career development opportunities. Staff wellbeing is also at the forefront of our priorities and we also offer a variety of ways to enhance your working life with us.

Main duties of the job

The job will include triage, providing early assessment, risk assessment and risk management plan, treatment and onward referral to appropriate care pathways or support. The role will include working as part of the PCN and Newham CAMHS MDT, training of PCN staff and may include work on PCN MH initiatives. The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical and operational functions of the role, ensuring good record-keeping and timely access to services.

The role will require a highly skilled, experienced and motivated Mental Health Practitioner. This would be a graduate, qualified Mental Health nurse/specialist Allied Healthcare Professional fully registered with the appropriate professional/ regulatory body. CAMHS experience, to provide care to CYP patients who present in General Practice, would be desirable. As a Band 7, the post holder will have responsibility to support other staff and be an effective team member in both the PCN and Newham CAMHS teams.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Relevant degree level Nursing qualification
  • Registered as a nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Evidence of post registration continued professional development, qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Experience practicing as a Mental Health Nurse in the Community
  • Previous experience of functioning as a team member
  • Previous experience of Management and Clinical Supervision, including annual appraisal
  • Previous experience of service development, quality improvement and of bringing innovation and new ideas to practice
  • nnovation and new ideas to practice ? Previous experience of working within the health or care system


  • Lived -experience of accessing mental health services
  • Experience of using DIALOG+ (as a service user or professional)

Knowledge and Skills


  • Sound knowledge of the NMC Code
  • Good knowledge of current and relevant local and national agendas impacting Community Mental Health, including the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and Care Act, relevant national standards and other relevant national policies.
  • Excellent knowledge & understanding of recovery principles
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance in relation to a wide range of mental disorders and the ability to ensure that evidence based practice with clear clinical outcomes is embedded into practice.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Skills in using electronic clinical systems and associated Microsoft 365 applications



  • Self -aware demonstrating a positive attitude on achieving the best results and overcoming obstacles.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and able to both/influence and work across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, motivate others and be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Demonstrates they care and values others, able to acknowledge and reward good work, celebrating team and individual success.
  • Develop inclusivity and respect for others
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to self - development
  • Passionate about population health
  • Committed to coproduction

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