Clinical lead - Multi-Agency Rapid Response Service CAMHS

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are undergoing exciting developments and changes due to significant Investment to support crisis mental health services for young people 24 hours a day across Cornwall.

We are therefore looking for highly experienced mental health nurses that are able to work well under pressure, place high worth in team based working but are also able to work autonomously, who have an unrelenting passion and dedication for working with young people and their families.

It is an exciting time to be joining Cornwall CAMHS with the recent opening of our amazing newly built inpatient unit, Sowenna. Cornwall is leading the way on a ground-breaking Clinical Associate Psychology (CAP) service, the first of its kind anywhere in England and Wales. There has also been major investment in developing care pathways for CAMHS as well as the Crisis Service developments.

Cornwall is a beautiful and fun place to live, with opportunities to enjoy activities on the sea, rivers, beaches and moors. Summers are busy and full of entertainment and winters allow you to have to have peace, quiet and whole beaches to yourself.

The CAMHS Intensive Support team will work across the county and will work with young people up to age 18.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Lead will provide advice, clinical leadership, caseload management, supervision and training to the teams and will be responsible for ensuring the consistent provision of high quality mental health care to people in community adult mental health settings.

The post holder will work with the senior leadership team to ensure the effective, efficient and sustained development of assessment services. The Clinical Leads will work closely with the Matrons, Team managers, Risk management, Quality Lead and operational leads to achieve high quality innovative care in the adult mental health settings with a focus to embed the principles of reablement and trauma informed care.

The post will be working Monday - Friday 9-5 excluding bank holidays.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Current professional registration - NMC for registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Teaching or Training Qualification.
  • Evidence of professional updating.


  • Post Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health or intervention
  • Hold NMC Registration for independent and supplementary prescribing



  • Significant experience post registration.
  • Substantial experience of working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs within a crisis and liaison service.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of assessment of mental health and risk in CAMHS.
  • Risk Assessment skills
  • Leadership skills

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
  • A working knowledge of safeguarding children procedures.
  • To keep up to date with all necessary national and local guidance and legislation in relation to CAMHS
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently in pressured clinical environments

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Victoria Offices


PL31 2QN

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