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Learning Disability Nurse

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Barnet CAMHS Service for Children and Adolescents with Neurodisability (SCAN) has an exciting opportunity for a Learning Disability Nurse to join this warm and welcoming team. The SCAN team is a multidisciplinary team providing assessment and treatment for children and young people with Neurodisability and learning disability. This post is part time 0.8 WTE for a Learning Disability nurse to join the team carrying out assessment and treatment in clinic, community and school based settings.


We are pleased to announce the introduction of our enhanced salary package for CAMHS nursing roles for Bands 5, 6 and 7.

We are committed to ongoing growth and to the transformation of our CAMHS services. To support these developments, we are recruiting (new to the Trust) qualified RMN's to expand our service provision and develop the current services we offer. With this in mind, we have attached a very competitive premia - a Golden Hello of £2,500 - to CAMHS nursing roles, bands 5, 6 and 7.

Applications are now welcome *T&C's apply.

Main duties of the job


The post holder will provide advanced mental health support and treatment for the Children and young people referred to the Barnet SCAN service. They will be expected to deliver a high-quality innovative service for young people and their parents and carers, using research and good practice guidelines providing:

  • Timely assessments and interventions appropriate to the needs of young people and their families.

  • Responsibility for a case load of patients and the delivery of a range of interventions with a flexible, Positive Behaviour Support informed person-centred approach within a complex mental health and learning disability service

  • Close working, advice and support to schools and specialist schools, social care, the wider CAMHS and other agencies working with this group across a variety of settings.

  • The post holder will co-ordinate referrals to other agencies and work with other agencies to prevent the need for hospitalisation and to ensure that those young people who have in-patient treatment are in hospital for the shortest possible time. They will support the coordination of transfer of patients to the Barnet Adult Service.

    Please note interviews will take place on the 31st of January 2022.

    About us

    BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

    Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • First degree in nursing with professional NMC registration (LD or RMN)
    • Second degree or masters other relevant qualifications PBS training.
    • Well-developed analytical and judgement skill.
    • Experience of working with children's mental health and or learning disability in mental health services, including the application of risk assessment and safeguarding procedures in this area.
    • Experience in enabling service user participation.
    SKILLS & ABILITIES Essential
    • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
    • Ability to manage own case load and time.
    • A commitment to team working.
    • A commitment to service user participation across the levels of clinical practice, team/service, and the organisation.

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