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NMP Clinical Nurse Specialist (CAMHS)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A unique opportunity for a NMP Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 7, 0.6wte to join the Westminster CAMHS team, working specifically in the Neurodevelopmental Subteam.

Westminster CAMHS is a large, well established and dynamic team with opportunities for varied MDT work. There is a strong multi-disciplinary culture in the team and you will contribute to change management in the service. You will hold experience working in CAMHS services and have a sound understanding of mental health challenges facing children and young people. You will have significant knowledge and skills of working with moderate to severe mental health presentations and be ready to join a highly dynamic and experienced team of clinicians.

The Post Holder will provide a core element of the service for children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and play an active role in assessments, prescribing and monitoring of medication and multi-disciplinary discussions.

Main duties of the job

The Westminster Neuro-development (ADHD) service is an innovative service implementing evidence based practice and following NICE guidelines. The post holder will be expected to deliver a high-quality innovative service for adolescents using research and good practice guidelines. They will take a lead role in developing a seamless service between community services, in-patient services, and adult mental health services.

To find out more about working in CAMHS please CLICK HEREfor one of our CAMHS video.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will include the following:

ADHD monitoring clinics- to monitor progress and medication.

Involvement in the ADHD assessment, the Information Sharing Groups for parents and children, the medication initiation groups and trial of medication review groups.

Advice to parents on behavioural management including challenging behaviours at home and sleep problems.

Support to parents and young people seeking help between clinic appointments or when in crisis.

Close liaison with schools in relation to children and adolescents progress at school and response to medication.

Close liaison with the ADHD Support Group and groups offering Parent Training.

Person Specification



  • Non-medical prescriber (V300)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development at band 6
  • Evidence of continuous professional development - mentoring qualification
  • RMN Trained, NMC Registered


  • Training in Behavioural Management and/or Parent Training
  • Training in Research



  • Experience working with individuals with ADHD.
  • Previous experience in CAMHS or Paediatrics or experience of work with adolescents or young adults.
  • Experience/training in the monitoring of medication side-effects.
  • Experience of providing assessment
  • Experience in the use of behavioural therapy or other treatment packages.


  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working across agencies.



  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Procedures.

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics


  • Engaging personality
  • Motivated
  • Good work ethic



  • Car Driver with a full UK Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster CAMHS

7a Woodfield road


W9 2NW

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