Outreach Nurse

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Outreach Nurse will provide a clinical service to children and their families in line with trust policies ensuring appropriate use of tier IV services and improving transition to recommended and/or back to referring services. This will involve liaising and working with professional colleagues to maximise the mental health service provision of children and their families within the region. The post holder will examine regional service provision and engage in the development of service initiatives which best support provision needs at a local level.

This post will concentrate on supporting and developing the mechanisms for involving parents and patients in the current service provision and any future developments.

Main duties of the job

  • To work autonomously in supporting and developing a seamless service of care pre and post discharge across tiers 3 and 4.
  • To work with those children and families who are expecting such serious difficulties that they may require inpatient admission.
  • To provide support to children and families in their homes and offer therapeutic interventions for those awaiting Croft beds.
  • To contain anxieties and engage vulnerable and difficult to engage patients and families with the Croft enabling them to access assessment and treatment programmes.
  • To assess, plan and implement outreach care for these children and families autonomously.
  • To be competent and clear regarding assessment of risk and relevance of this when offering professional opinions in an assessment.
  • To take part in the planning and evaluation of care of patients at review meetings, case conferences, team meetings, ward rounds etc.
  • To remain engaged with developing relations with parents during their inpatient stay.
  • Able to undertake Physical Intervention training provide by the Trust
  • Valid full UK Driving Licence required as part of this role can include travelling locally and long distance to visit families in their homes and to support patients to visits their home and school.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be key in the development of the provision of the outreach service in conjunction with the Croft steering group and the maintaining of ongoing review and evaluation of the service provision.
  • Manage own caseload and be accountable to Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Ward Manager.
  • To supervise staff as required ensuring maintenance of good practice and adherence to working practices of the outreach team, inpatient team and the trust.
  • To be responsible for receiving supervision and to use it appropriately.
  • To provide leadership and manage junior staff members in the absence of senior staff.
  • To comply with the trusts health and safety guidelines in providing a safe environment for staff, patients and their families.
  • To comply with the trusts policies and procedures reporting problems to senior staff and taking appropriate action if circumstances arise which could be detrimental to safe standards of practice.
  • To comply with trusts health and safety guidelines in providing a safe environment for staff, patients and their families

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification e.g. First Level Registered Nurse (Mental Health)


  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant therapeutic intervention e.g. family work, individual work with children, parenting work.



  • Extensive experience of working in child/adolescent mental health at Band 5 or equivilant
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team within a CAMH service
  • Child protection experience and trianing
  • Experience in family work


  • Experience of working in a residential setting with children
  • Experience of individual work with under 12's
  • Experience and training in managing challenging and violent behaviour

Skills and Abilities


  • Good sense of personal and professional boundaries
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Confidence in working interprofessionally
  • Ability to engage in life long learning


  • Ability to develop and disseminate good practice through a variety of mediums

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Able to remain and think calm under pressure
  • Able to work and think flexibly and creatively


  • Good sense of humour

Physical Requirements


  • Able to undertake Physical Intervention training provide by the Trust



  • Valid full UK Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


The Croft Child and Family Unit

Block 21, Ida Darwin

Fulbourn, Cambridge

CB21 5EE

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