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CAMHS Nurse Development Post Band 5-6. Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing \/ Chichester, England
£28,407 - £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job overview

CAMHS Nurse Development Post Band 5-6

We welcome Nurse applicants who are due to qualify this September, Nurses that are newly qualified and Nurses and those with some previous experience either as a Mental Health nurse or as a Paediatric Nurse with the right experience.

Coastal Children Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has recently received funding to develop and expand the fantastic services we offer to young people in our community. We work with a range of children and young people who present with a multitude of mental health problems.

We have received investment to support us to deliver specialist interventions and treatments to children and adolescents in Worthing and Chichester areas. We have a culture of support and compassion within our team and we believe that every one of our team members has a crucial part to play in the services that we provide. We will work with you to identify your career aspirations and develop a CPD plan to suit you.

Main duties of the job

If you are a newly qualified nurse will offer you a full preceptorship plan with trust wide training and access to the new to CAMHS training.

The post holder will be required to undertake initial assessments for children and young people referred into the service, ensuring safeguarding, risk management and care planning are implemented to the highest standard and at all times that the service offers effective patient-centred care. You will be expected to hold a diverse case load of young people with complex emotional needs which requires significant attention to detail particularly around risk management in the community, thus co-ordinating and working with external agencies such as social care and education etc.

You will be supported by more senior members of the team and offered supervision and reflective practice. You will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate groups and treatment alongside multidisciplinary team colleagues to offer evidenced based care.

Working for our organisation

The post holder will receive clinical and line management supervision and support as well opportunities for in-house training. Some post-registration training would be very welcome; however, the Trust is keen to develop its Mental Health Practitioners and there are lots of opportunities for CPD and being part of the wider Sussex CAMHS team through Away Days and other specialist training opportunities.

This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Coastal CAMHS are looking to recruit a Band 5 - 6 Nurse this can also be a development post for those with less experience. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and with a passion for working creatively and collaboratively with children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems, and their families, within the Worthing and Chichester areas in West Sussex.

The post entails working in a lively, busy multidisciplinary CAMHS Team delivering high quality interventions to children, young people and their families, including assessments, individual and group work. You will get the opportunity to work with colleagues of all disciplines.

This post requires knowledge and experience of working with young people who are experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties.

Essential criteria:

Qualified or newly qualified RMN or RN Paediatric Child Branch

Evidence of continuing professional development.

As this is a nurse development post, please see Job Descriptions for further details for both Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role.

- Knowledge/Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007)
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions
  • Child and Adult safeguarding procedures.
  • Change management at organising and prioritising their workload
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidencebased knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

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