Senior Staff Nurse - CAMHS Inpatient

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Have you got excellent nursing skills to support young people's mental health?

Our vision is to make a positive difference to young people's lives by providing the highest quality mental health care to our local communities. Luton and Bedfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are looking to recruit 4 new band 6 senior staff nurses, to a 12-18 month development post which will further lead to substantive training and career progression opportunities within Inpatient and community CAMHS. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of a Band 7 team lead.

Main duties of the job

There will include two placements lasting between 6 - 9 months each within our Tier 4 inpatient and Tier 3 community crisis and home treatment pathway. If you are a band 5 registered nurse (mental health/paediatric/adult/learning disability) with post registration experience, or a band 6 already with an interest in working with children, young people and families, this would be a great opportunity to work in our CAMHS.

This supported development role will enable you to obtain the knowledge, skills and competences in child and adolescent mental health, including gaining mental health assessment and risk assessment skills, and working with a multi-agency team. If you are aspiring for a band 6 development post within CAMHS, this will be an ideal post for you.

There will be opportunities to develop unique services for the local population using a quality improvement approach, depending on the need expressed and demand. The post holder's professional development will be well supported and actively encouraged by senior clinical colleagues.

About us

East London Foundation Trust (ELFT), together with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), and the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), have developed a new interim inpatient unit for young people from BLMK. The inpatient unit will initially be based at Calnwood Court, on the Luton and Dunstable Hospital site, and the community CAMHS teams are situated across Bedfordshire, Luton and some areas of Milton Keynes.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Jenny Sookraj, Service Manager ( or Eleanor Chesters, Matron (

Person Specification Knowledge/Training/Experience/Client care Essential
  • Applied understanding of the needs of clients and a breadth knowledge about mental health and complex presentations. The ability to demonstrate expertise within the specialty.
  • Demonstrate management and leadership skills in day to day working practices
  • Develop and implement clinical audits
  • Willingness to undertake specialist training in accordance to specialist area of work.
  • Implementation of safeguarding procedures and application in prevention
  • Developing the teams' ability to ensure that a service user centered multi-disciplinary approach to care is present
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in keeping with evidence based practice.
  • Lead in direct care to complex service users and role model to junior staff.
  • Develop and implement specialist programmes of care which could include individual and group interventions.
  • Deliver treatment to young people with mental health issues, providing evidence based treatments, monitor risk and support family to maximise wellbeing and independence

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