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CAMHS Senior Community Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
Are you a passionate nurse? Do you want to be a part of an exciting new model of care? This is your chance to join a unique and modern CAMHS service. Based in Wokingham, our day-hospital provides interventions for young people with complex mental health issues requiring tier-4 level care, but who would benefit from a more flexible, community-based approach.

We run from 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri, and 9am-5pm Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays (365 days) you'll be required to work shifts. You'll have access to benefits such as flexible working annual leave, 27 days for new starters, more for NHS long-service excellent learning and development opportunities generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff child-care vouchers salary sacrifice scheme for a new care, incl. Trust lease car scheme, and more!

For this role, you'll need a passion for working with young people, and ideally, some experience of operating in CAMHS. You'll need a full UK driving licence and use of a car, but we'll still consider those currently working towards obtaining their licence who can still travel to Phoenix in the interim.

If you're eager to be a part of an innovative CAMHS service, one that will support you to develop as a clinician, whilst giving you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our patients, then this position is for you. If developing your experience and skill as a nursing leader is important to you, then look no further and apply to join Phoenix today.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing care to patients with mental health issues.
  • Providing nursing leadership and support to our nursing team.
  • Planning, and implementing holistic care plans.
  • Administering medications and treatments as prescribed.
  • Developing relationships with other professionals, patients and their families/carers.
  • Planning interventions, ensuring that clinical policies and procedures are followed correctly, and risks are minimised.
  • Assessing risk using relevant assessment tools and escalating as needed.
  • Supporting young people with eating disorders via therapeutic meal support.
  • Communicating effectively with all relevant parties.
  • Applying up-to-date professional knowledge and evidence-based practice.
  • Providing clinical supervision to a small number of junior staff or student nurses.
  • Ensuring services are delivered in the area of specialism that meets quality and clinical effectiveness standards.
  • Complying with all national, statutory, legislative, professional and local policy.
  • Role modelling equality of opportunity and adhering to policies in own specialist area, proactively contributing to improving local policy.

Role modelling the highest standards of behaviour in relation to health and safety at work, cooperating to ensure that statutory and departmental safety regulations are adhered to.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • An understanding of, and ability to deliver, clinical interventions for young people suffering from a range of mental health conditions such as emotional dysregulation and eating disorders.
  • The ability to work as part of a wider MDT to deliver care.
  • The ability to demonstrate leadership, sound judgement and decisiveness as a senior nurse within our nursing
  • Confidence in undertaking dynamic risk assessments and developing management strategies in partnership with patients and their families.

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Jennifer Hill on 07929 184981 wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse
    • Evidence of post-registration development
    • To be able to demonstrate ongoing professional development.


    • Additional post-qualification training equivalent to a minimum of 50 hours supervision within a specific modality directly related to clinical practice including case presentations, group supervision, attendance of teaching programmes, courses etc.
    • A supervisory qualification in the relevant professional discipline
    • Practice Assessor course completion, or equivalent

    Previous Experience


    • Six months post qualifying experience.
    • To be able to plan individual work and make use of supervision in relation to your work.


    • Experience of supervising junior staff
    • Experience of working within a mental health setting with young people and their families.
    • Experience in working with young people with emotional regulation difficulties, in an eating disorders or crisis home treatment service
    • To have had experience of working with parents / carers and families and to be able to verbalise your approach.
    • To have had experience of working in groups with adolescents and to be able to describe the approach. To be able to plan a group in collaboration with others.
    • To have had experience of working individually with a young person and to be able to describe your approach.

    Additional Requirements


    • Valid drivers licence and access to vehicle for work purposes

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    CAMHS- T4 hospital at home service


    RG41 2RE

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