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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified or established paediatric or mental health nurse? Do you have an interest in neurodevelopment and mental health in children and young people? Are you looking for a challenge working in a fast paced, hard working and friendly team? If so then this role could be for you!

Central Manchester Core CAMHS is a small and friendly team whose core values are to enable the voice of the child & family to be heard and placed at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking to recruit a qualified paediatric or mental health nurse to join our Core CAMHS team. This post would also suit a nurse looking to transition from inpatients to community services. The primary function of this role will be supporting the ADHD pathway with assessments, diagnosis and follow up and will provide the successful applicant with a fantastic opportunity to develop their understanding of neurodevelopment and the management of these presentations. You will be supported by our ADHD Lead Nurse along with Consultant Psychiatrists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

In addition to supporting the ADHD pathway, we are committed to offering opportunities to develop core skills in mental health assessments, the management of these presentations and supporting our Core CAMHS offer for risk assessment and management. You will also have an opportunity to gain an awareness of our therapeutic interventions offer such as CBT, DBT, Foundations for Attachment etc.

Main duties of the job

Provide support to the ADHD Pathway in the delivery of high-quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers. In a multidisciplinary team setting you will provide key assessments, conduct detailed developmental histories within professional practice guidelines and a structured supervision framework for a defined caseload.

To provide support for colleagues from the wider Core CAMHS team in managing referrals of children and young people received by the service.

Within a systemic and holistic framework, you will undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and support in the provision of therapeutic interventions, ensuring this is done evidencing shared decision making and partnership working with children and young people, their families and carers.

As part of working together you will actively liaise and support robust partnership working arrangements between the CAMHS Team and community partners and other key stakeholders involved with the child across agencies in order that an integrated package of care is developed.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • NMC Registrant



  • Registered 1st Level Nurse (RN Child/RSCN or RN Mental Health/RMN)


  • Mentorship course



  • Experience of working effectively with child & young people.
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk: including safeguarding.
  • Experience of developing and providing evidenced based assessments, formulations, and care plans.
  • Experience of liaison and working with a range of other relevant agencies and professionals.
  • Experience of mentoring and supervision.
  • Understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance and a willingness to follow Trust Policy and Procedures


  • Experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Experience of providing interventions for children and young people with mental health problems and their families.
  • Community mental health experience.

Personal Attributes


  • A commitment to undertake further relevant training and self-directed study.
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required.



  • Knowledge of CYP legislation and relevant mental health legislation.
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice.
  • The ability to assess, formulate and manage care appropriately, ensuring discharge is timely.
  • The ability to use assessment tools and outcome measures.
  • To be able to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other agencies i.e., education, GP's, maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain effective clinical records both written and electronic.
  • Ability to manage and organise own time and diary.


  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Demonstrable therapeutic skills
  • IT competent
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research process

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Central Manchester Core CAMHS - The Winnicott Centre

195-197 Hathersage Road


M13 0JE

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