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CAMHS Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse with specialist experience and knowledge of children's mental health? and do you want to be a part of something special whilst developing your skills at the same time? Then join us in transforming Child and Adolescent Mental Health services at Carrick CAMHS, based at Truro Health Park, Truro. This is an exciting role to help further enhance a growing team.

As a Specialist Nurse in the community you will be responsible for providing full assessments, formulation and evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families, who are experiencing mental health difficulties. In order to achieve such ambitious goals we recognise the importance of supporting all our staff in building and feeling a part of a healthy, well-functioning team and service. We appreciate we are striving for cutting edge assessment and treatment within a highly emotive and distressing environment. We are therefore looking for individuals that are good under pressure; place high worth in team based working and with an unrelenting passion and dedication for working with young people and their families.

Main duties of the job

We are excited to be able to go out to advert for a clinical nurse specialist to join our expanding CAMHS community team. This is a new role to our current team which is being introduced to allow for nursing career development and enhanced nursing practice within the core CAMHS service.

We value ourselves in being a close, supportive, and containing team that is passionate about providing high quality care and look forward to welcoming you to be part of it.

You will be a key core practitioner within the Children and Young Peoples mental health service using leadership skills to support and develop service delivery

You will be innovative and facilitate evidence-based practice delivery for children, young people and their families across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

To develop clinical practice by leading and developing multi-disciplinary team working across the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Social Care Community.

You will be responsible for maintaining an individual caseload, using your specialist skills, from referral to discharge, conducting routine and high priority assessments and interventions as appropriate and exercising autonomy.

You will be liaising and providing advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies as well as undertaking service governance activity, including research and audit as appropriate.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Current Professional Registration with the NMC/HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RNC
  • Post graduate qualification to Master's level in relevant clinical specialism or equivalent experience
  • None medical prescribing qualification
Experiance Essential
  • Substantial experience working within Mental Health
  • Evidence of training and experience in the delivery of evidenced - based interventions for children, young people and their families
  • Extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health or emotional difficulties
  • Experience and confident in the delivery of presentation and training delivery in own specialist area
  • Experience in supervising others.
  • Qualification in teaching and assessing learners - desirable.

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