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Staff Nurse - CAMHS

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our inpatient CAMHS service (Mildred Creak Unit) is expanding! Now is the time to join our team as we widen our scope and services. We are looking for Mental Health, Paediatric, Learning Disability registered nurses and Healthcare Assistants with CAMHS experience to be part of our growth.

Working within a therapeutic environment, you will work within a team of nurses and multidisciplinary team. You will acknowledge the importance of every interaction with a young person as an opportunity to be therapeutic. Therefore, adaptability and flexibility of your communication and organisational skills and style is a must. You will support a structured routine for young people, offering containment to the family and young people while enjoying an autonomy to encourage greater collaboration and empowerment opportunities in their treatment journey.

As a staff member within the service, you will benefit from a structured timetable (e.g. weekly meetings at 2pm, which include nurse led teaching, group discussion, MDT meetings and teachings and monthly team reflective meetings). You will also be supported with a weekly facilitated nurse support meeting and monthly individual supervision.

For more information, please contact Alana Honig-Joselyn (Ward Manager) on 0207 405 9200 extension 5006 or Chloe Cobham (Practice Educator) on

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children, young people and their families at all times.
  • To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
  • To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children, young people and their families.
  • To act as an advocate for the child, young person and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
  • To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care. This includes completion of the Trusts clinical skills competencies and expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate training.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse Mental Health
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
  • Basic and Advanced life support training


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience



  • Experience of having worked with children/young people with Mental Health difficulties
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in CAMH nursing
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence-based practice
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Understating or evidence of fulfilling requirements for Revalidation
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance (e.g. risk management, audit, quality)
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture


  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of GOSH
  • Knowledge of clinical incidents and complaints and reporting
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty of post (preferably in an NHS setting)
  • Knowledge of ward specialties



  • Excellent Mental Health clinical skills
  • Able to develop staff through mentoring / coaching /clinical supervision
  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Committed to family centred care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good time management and teaching skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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