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Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 7)

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year including fringe HCAS
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Surrey Integrated Service for Young People [HOPE Service] operates from two bases, East Surrey [Woodside Lodge] and West Surrey [Worplesdon Road] and provides a Service for those young people aged 11 to 18 years old presenting with severe mental health, behavioral, emotional and relationship problems. The Service is the link between CAMHS Community team, Surrey Families’ Directorate [Social Care and Education] and the Specialist inpatient services. It offers support to CAMHS community team and Surrey Families’ Directorate, through structured Day Programme and Outreach Teams working in community settings. The Service also provides transitional support for those young people in psychiatric hospital in the process of returning to their local community. The Service considers referrals for psychiatric hospital and from the CAMHS Community Teams as well as Children’s Services Teams and advises of the best appropriate care; this ensures that young people get access to the right level of treatment.

Main duties of the job

Suitable for someone who has effective active listening skills (questioning and summarizing), who can use good use of empathy and diplomacy, build good rapport, knows their own limitations and has good time management.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

Experience required/ Key Responsibilities

To manage a caseload of young people who are high risk

with complex mental health and social care needs.

To provide comprehensive mental health assessments focusing on risk

management to young people who are at risk of a hospital admission.

To recognise potential crisis situations and act responsively and responsibly to resolve the situation, seeking assistance if required.

To provide assertive outreach to young people and their families/carers

to monitor mental state and risk and help re-integrate into an educational


To promote shared decision making with Young People/families/carers

As appropriate, involvement in all aspects of care.

To monitor effects and side effects of medication and report appropriately to the prescribing consultant, Lead Clinician and Lead Nurse.

To ensure CPA requirements are met within specified timescales e.g care plans, risk assessments, organising of CPA meetings and record keeping.

To develop and maintain effective relationships with partnership agencies.

Develop creative packages of care for young people and their families/carers to try to prevent hospital admission or shorten length of stay when admission is necessary.

To be a resource for specialist advice and information to other colleagues, agencies and organisations of adolescents with complex mental health issues.

To provide evidence based interventions to young people and their families/carers in accordance with NICE guidelines.

To uphold the principles of the NMC code of professional conduct at all times.


a) All staff will have a sound awareness of Safeguarding issues and be clear about their respective roles and responsibilities to report, respond to and share information in relation to Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, Domestic Abuse and Public Protection.

b) All staff will have a knowledge of and adhere to the Data Protection Act and will not disclosure to any person or organisation, any confidential information that comes into their possession in the course of their employment.

c) To fully participate in the Trust’s performance review and personal development planning process on an annual basis.

d) Undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with line manager as part of the personal development planning process.

e) To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.

d) To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which he/she works.

e) To undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover.

f) To contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and Trust policies.

g) To contribute to the prevention and control of health care associated infection by adhering to Trust policies and guidelines.

h) Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust is committed to valuing and promoting diversity in employment, service delivery practices and its’ general environment. An expectation of all leadership posts within the Trust is that each individual will take responsibility for promoting open, inclusive and accessible service provision, staff development and a culture that values and respects difference.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered RMN
  • Continuing professional development including Ma/Msc level study.
Experience Essential
  • At least 3 years post qualification with most of that experience working in CAMHS or Crisis services.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Hope Service


KT19 8PB

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