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Developmental CYP Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Children and young people (CYP) up to 18 years of age living with mental health difficulties often present to or accommodated within both paediatric and adult areas of the Trust, including the Emergency Department (ED) and the paediatric ward, whilst receiving medical care and/or awaiting a mental health assessment.

The Trust has seen an increase in the number of children and young people presenting and admitted to paediatric and adult wards, as well as those detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA).

The post holder will carry out assessments, provide relevant specialist mental health training, supervision and debriefing, and act as the interface between CYP ED and paediatric ward, and specialist mental health services (including the local Eating Disorder Service, Locality CAMHS Services and the Crisis team).

Main duties of the job

This post will play a key role in leading and supporting staff with the management of patients experiencing mental health difficulties and providing expert clinical knowledge in the management of mental health issues for children and young people and their families. This post is crucial in raisingawareness and promoting a wider understanding of Mental Health for CYP, requiring an evidence based approach to education.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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