CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are looking for experienced and dynamic nurse's to work as part of our nurse lead CAMHS Crisis Liaison service as part of the emotional wellbeing and mental health care group.

They will provide support, advice and education to the emergency departments/Paediatric wards and general wards to build knowledge and skills of staff within these settings in the care and treatment of children and young people with mental health difficulties.

The post holder will facilitate the day to day delivery of the service, interfacing with other agencies and supporting Staff within the Crisis Liaison Team and wider MDT within CAMHS

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this role is to provide a timely assessment to children and young people who present in a mental health crisis.

They will ensure that the young person is seen and assessed in a timely manner and a appropriate risk assessment and management plan is devised.

The post holder will facilitate the day to day delivery of the service, interfacing with other agencies and supporting Staff within the Crisis Liaison Team and wider MDT within CAMHS

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is\Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of post registration CPD
  • Specialist knowledge and experience within specialist area


  • Clinical Leadership qualification/training
  • Clinical supervision training



  • Substantial post-registration experience including working with children and young people in a variety of settings
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people with complex and diverse mental health needs
  • Substantial experience of assessing children and young people presenting with challenging high risk behaviours with the ability to formulate risk management plans.


  • Working knowledge of primary care teams



  • Organisational ability and time management skills
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills of children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and problem solve
  • Keyboard/wordprocessing skills


  • IT skills



  • Knowledge of Nursing speciality
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health measure
  • Knowledge of audit and research


  • Knowledge of audit tools

Personal Attributes


  • Motivated
  • Work well both as an individual and as part of a team, always acting in a professional manner.
  • Be able to maintain judgement when under pressure or in highly distressing/emotive situations.
  • Be able to work to unplanned and planned deadlines.



  • Flexible to meet the demands of the organisation and service.
  • Subject to satisfactory DBS check

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