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CAMHS Liaison Nurse/Clinician

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document)

Hampshire CAMHS have had a fantastic �6.6m investment to enhance, expand and develop new services across Hampshire CAMHS, making this a hugely exciting time to join us.

The expansion includes a new psychiatric liaison service, which sits within the Emergency Department and Paediatric Wards at Hampshire Hospitals, operating Monday-Sunday 0800-2200. We are looking forBand 6 Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Workerswith mental health experience to join us and help us to build this fantastic new service.

Hampshire CAMHS values the contribution that nursing, social work and allied health professionals bring, and has a well-established structure and strategy for all professions. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place to support high quality and effective clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

As a Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) in our team, you will work in partnership with children and young people who present in crisis in A&E. You will offer specialist mental health assessments and short-term interventions, including care and safety planning, risk assessment and management, and facilitate safe discharge.

You will work alongside acute care colleagues, providing advice and consultation on appropriate mental health care planning to support a holistic care and discharge plan for young people with mental health needs who are admitted to acute paediatric wards. As part of a wider team, you will ensure rotas and safe operating practices are in place and provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

All our work is based on encouraging our people to work creatively and be innovative in their thinking to support new and different ways of working. We are supportive of staff professional development and provide excellent access to quality training opportunities.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We support staff wellbeing. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide.

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have:
  • A desire to support the creation of a new service meeting the needs of children, young people and families at a point of crisis?
  • The ability to work within a team and forge good working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues?
  • Experience of undertaking effective risk assessment, risk management and collaborative working with young people and families?
  • A solution focused approach?

If you can answer yes to the above - we would love to hear from you!

The role may entail an element of Community CAMHS Duty work outside of A&E Liaison.

Working hours will be across a shift pattern which includes evening and weekend work, for which you will receive an 'unsocial hours' rate of pay increase in line with the Agenda for Change guidelines.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Mental Health Practitioner with current registration (NMC/HCPC/Social Work England)
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working in crisis settings alongside young people with complex health problems
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to young people
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Contribute to the implementation of services

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