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Senior CAMHS Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year PA
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Full Time
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North West Sussex CAMHS has an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Senior Nurse Practitioner to join us for maternity cover through to 12/9/22. The Team covers both the North and Mid Sussex areas and is based in Horsham with a satellite clinic in Hayward's Heath. As part of your role you will be expected to travel between both sites.

At Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we support our staff to progress in whichever role they are in, to develop their skills and widen their career opportunities. We believe giving our staff opportunities to learn can make a real difference to the services which we are able to provide, making our services safer, more effective and more compassionate. All staff that join us will receive an extensive welcome, which includes an induction, mandatory and statutory training, as well as opportunities to take part in individual CPD training, relevant to their professional discipline and experience.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and creative Nurse to join our busy MDT community CAMHS service. You will need to be adaptable, organised, forward thinking and a good team player to be effective in this role, Community CAMHS is crucial in providing assessment and treatment for young people in Sussex. You would be working with a range of conditions including ADHD, ASC, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.

If you enjoy working intensively with young people and families who present with a variety of different mental health and social needs we would welcome your application. You would have access to regular team and individual supervision and you would be closely supported by the area

Lead Nurse and Locality Manager. We offer a New to CAMHS training programme to support clinicians from a range of clinical backgrounds.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

We are the most active mental health research organisation in the south of England, with more than 9000 participants having taken part in our high quality research studies. We are a University Trust and run courses with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and seven other universities across the South East and beyond. Our events and courses aim to bring staff of different disciplines, students, service users and carers together, to share experiences and ideas so that we can work well together. Also, by joining Sussex Partnership you would be able to reap the benefits of a varied lifestyle living along the South coast. Whether it is enjoying the beaches and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove or taking in the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Continuing Professional Development Sussex Partnership actively supports staff in the completion of their continuous professional development including regular clinical, managerial and professional supervision, annual appraisal and reflective practice. Additionally, staff are able to apply for funding for completion of professional training which if awarded will be supported by a Learning Agreement.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours or anything else.

Job description Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Senior Nurse Practitioner in our team you will be:
  • Registered with the NMC
  • Experienced in risk management
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and varied role
  • Experienced working within a mental health setting

It would also be advantageous if you are:
  • Experienced working in CAMHS (Children and Young Peoples mental health services)

Flexibility with working patterns to include some weekend and evening work is essential as is own transport as the role involves travel across the whole Sussex County area. SPFT staff have the capacity to work from home remotely where applicable and in agreement with your line manager.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Person Specification - Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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