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CAMHS Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic mental health nurse to join our innovative multi-disciplinary Emotional & Behavioural Team (EBT) in North Bedfordshire CAMHS.

Main duties of the job

You will hold a caseload of children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. You will complete mental health and risk assessments with young people. You will create treatments plans and care coordinate for your clients and their families to ensure a high standard of care. You will also provide support to parents, carers and educational services as well as attending the appropriate MDT meetings.

We would welcome applications from mental health nurses who are keen to transition into a CAMHS setting from other areas of practice.

About us

ELFT is a fantastic trust to work for and provides many opportunities for training and professional development. For example, there are opportunities to develop therapeutic skills in facilitating groups and in CBT and DBT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main base would be at the CAMHS office, Rush Court, Bedford, MK40 3JT and currently there is some flexibility regarding working from home. We are willing to consider candidates who would like to work part-time.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse (Part 3/8/13 of the UKCC Register)



  • oExperience of care planning and assessment in a mental health setting
  • oExperience of care coordination in a mental health setting
  • oExperience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • oExperience of working with vulnerable people who present with high risk behaviours


  • oPrevious experience of working in CAMHS
  • oExperience of working with young people and families
  • oExperience of working in a culturally diverse area

Skills and Abilities


  • oAble to manage own time and caseload
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills, which will include report writing
  • oAble to assess, hypothesize and prescribe nursing interventions
  • oProven ability to work with people in distress
  • oAbility to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold stress of others
  • oA high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • oComputer skills


  • oEstablishing and running groups



  • oUp to date knowledge of nursing issues including assessment and interventions
  • oAwareness of therapeutic interventions


  • oIssues which impact on care delivery



  • oCommitment to equal opportunities
  • oSelf motivated, assertive & flexible
  • oTeam player
  • oCommitment to learning from others and reflect this into practice
  • oAbility to dealing with families in breakdown who may be experiencing trauma or abuse
  • oAbility to utilise and learn from supervision
  • oAbility to drive and access to own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Rush Court

9 Rush Court


MK40 3JT

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