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CAMHS Senior Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are a Registered Nurse ( Child/Paediatric/Learning Disability /Mental Health /Adult) and have experience working with children and young people in a mental Health setting and are committed to providing outstanding care - THEN NORTH TYNESIDE SPECIALIST CAMHS NEEDS YOU.

North Tyneside CAMHS is a specialist Mental Health Service working with children and young people birth to 18 years of age with moderate and enduring mental health problems.

The successful Post holder will work within the Specialist CAMHS Access Pathway . This role will include managing all new referrals to the service, undertaking assessments /formulations/interventions alongside supporting the Leadership and development of this new pathway.

We are looking for someone who feels ready to progress forward in their nursing Career and take on a senior nursing role that encompasses both direct Clinical care and Service development.

There will also be opportunities to develop individual interests with regards to all other service contributions across CAMHS and an expectation that you may be asked to work across different pathways in the service teams to share your knowledge and expertise.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children and young people with moderate and enduring mental health difficulties.

The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on working with children and young people and their families who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties.

The duties of the post will include contributing to specialist assessment to help those around the child make sense of their difficulties (all aspects of assessment, including the contribution of neurodevelopmental factors, mental health, learning, systemic factors, the role of trauma). We are looking for someone with an interest in delivering the direct clinical care alongside shaping and developing the Access Pathway .

The successful applicant may be asked to deliver parents and carer workshops and or group work with children and young people .

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application

Job description

Job responsibilities

To formulate and implement plans for the formal treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy for individual children, their families or carers who are referred within a specific locality of the North Tyneside area.

To be responsible for implementing a range of interventions for individual children, their families or carers.

To provide specialist assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.

To provide specialist advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non CAMHS colleagues and to other, non professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Registered Mentor
  • Specialist post registration qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health i.e. CAMHS Degree


  • A recognised teaching and training qualification.
  • Additional post registration qualification in a specific therapeutic modality.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Albion Road Resource Centre

Albion Road

North Shields

NE29 0HG

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