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Staff Nurse (CAMHS)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Mental Health/Children's/Learning Disability nurse who is interested in CAMHS inpatient services? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated, team player to apply for a Staff Nurse post within the CAMHS inpatient service for young people with complex mental health needs.

We currently have two wards open- an Eating Disorders Unit and a General Adolescent Unit. A third ward will be opening this year, for the provision of intensive care patients. The post holder will work on one of the 3 Inpatient CAMHS wards located at Parkview Clinic in Moseley, with the potential to move across areas depending on service need.

The CAMHS inpatient team is multidisciplinary including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and dieticians. The post holder will be part of a growing team of clinicians with a special interest and expertise in working with young people, who are presenting with complex psychiatric and emotional disorder.

The staff nurse will join the inpatient nursing team and wider MDT in delivering high standards of clinical care and treatment for young people, working as a named nurse and a shift coordinator. They will also take part in team and service development, audit and quality improvement projects, and develop interest in specific link roles.

The role will give you the chance to learn about the clinical aspects of a CAMHS inpatient team.

Main duties of the job

Why does this job exist?

The staff nurse role on the inpatient units plays a lead part in the delivery of care and treatment to our patients. Working alongside the multidisciplinary team providing the care and treatment as required within their identified care pathway.

The staff nurse role includes taking the role of named nurse for allocated patients, taking charge of the ward when competent to do so. The support and direction of tasks to junior colleagues and supporting the learning and development of student nurses who train with us in the service.

Making assessment of risk and dependency and developing care plans from metal health assessment.

UK NMC PIN required.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration


  • Further evidence of professional development and training



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
  • Understanding of medicine management
  • Understanding of child protection issues and reporting processes
  • Knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983
  • Working knowledge of the NMC code of professional conduct


  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of working with challenging behaviours
  • Proven post registration experience
  • Understanding of current policy and guidance relating to children and young people

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Make judgments on problems requiring investigation and analysis
  • Ability to make assessments of mental health presentation
  • Ability to use own initiative

Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge


  • Good understanding of mental health, neurodevelopmental, communication difficulties and presentations in young people
  • Ability to co facilitate therapeutic and recreational groups


  • Understanding or experience of using DBT skills



  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • Collaborative approach to patient care
  • Positive attitude to multidisciplinary team working
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations
  • Ability to work with young people who present with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to support young people in crisis or distress



  • A proven commitment to working in partnership with young people, service users, parents and carers in the delivery of effective services
  • Positive approach to diversity/non-discriminatory approach
  • Demonstrates skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable post holder to carry out role effectively
  • A level of fitness and ability to participate and complete Management of actual and potential violence physical intervention training, basic and immediate life support and manual handling practice and theory.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust



Queensbridge Road


B13 8QE

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