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NCEL CAMHS Clinical Bed Manager

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The North Central and East London Collaborative (NCEL PC) is formed of five mental health Trusts East London Foundation Trust (lead provider), Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, Whittington Health NHS Trust, North East London Foundation Trust and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

NCEL has a delegated budget from NHSE through which it funds all CAMHS inpatient provision for the population of North Central and East London. The majority of this funding is directed into providing inpatient care across NCEL services, however there are a number of placements commissioned by NCEL within other NHS and independent sector providers.

The post holder will be the NCEL Clinical Bed Manager for the bed management service which is responsible for processing CAMHS inpatient requests/ overseeing the clinical quality and clinical performance of all NCEL providers and for all patients who originate from NCE London regardless of which provider the placement is with.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the reviewing and processing of day to day co-ordination of requests for CAMHS inpatient admissions. The Bed Management service (BMS) will be responsible for managing bed resources across the NCEL collaborative.

Provide clinical advice to all referrers from across the NCEL collaborative regarding admission processes.

To receive referrals from NCEL clinicians requesting hospital admissions, to negotiate appropriate placement taking into account service user presentation, organisational policy and organisation resources. To take clinical responsibility for bed allocation decisions.

To liaise with services across the collaborative to facilitate organisation of NCEL resources to ensure the availability of beds for admissions. This will include supporting discussions and decisions regarding transfers between wards and to community services to facilitate new admissions as required.

To work proactively with NCEL services, social care services and other providers to support discharge, transition and contingency plans to ensure bed availability across services in scope.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the job being advertised, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

eduction and qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Allied Health professional
  • Current professional registration


  • Evidence of post qualification study and personal development

knowledge and experience


  • Significant experience of working within a CAMHS inpatient setting
  • Evidence of crisis and risk management
  • Experience of MDT working within clinical services.


  • Experience of a variety of clinical areas (e.g. HTT, Paediatric liasion)
  • Experience of Positive Risk Taking

skills and competencies


  • Excellent communication skills and liaison skills.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • negotiation and resolution skills

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


East London NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters

9 Alie Street


E1 8DE

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