CAMHS Community Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
12 months fixed-term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
SS EL CAMHS Crisis Service
£31,878 to £42,046 pa inc HCA
29/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


East London CAMHS

CAMHS Community Nurse

CAMHS Rapid Response and Intensive Crisis Support Service

Band 6 - one year fixed term initially

37.5 hours / week - full time

Secondments welcome

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your Community CAMHS skills?
We are seeking innovative, creative and forward thinking Mental Health Nurses to join a newly established team of nurses providing an extended hours crisis service across East London. 

The CAMHS Rapid Response and Intensive Crisis Support Service is a pilot nursing service, funded for one year in the first instance, aimed at providing a more comprehensive and high quality response to children and young people presenting in crisis at CAMHS and in Emergency Departments at the three East London acute hospitals (Homerton University Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and Newham University Hospital). Operating hours will be 11.00 am  11.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am to 2.30 pm Saturday and Sunday. The service will run alongside and supplement the existing CAMHS crisis response systems operating during normal working hours in each East London borough. 

The post holders will provide a mental health nursing service to children, young people and their families who need an intensive crisis support service, offering specialist assessment and treatment within an Emergency Department and where appropriate a community environment. They will call upon a broad range of skills and experience to work with a wide array of young people with significant mental health issues and their families/carers. They will need to be team players, have good communication skills with a can do attitude, and a flexible approach, putting children, young people and their families at the centre of their work. 

There will be ongoing networking opportunities with other Trusts who have CAMHS crisis teams.

All applicants will be considered on merit based on their suitability for the post. We value diversity and are particularly interested in employing staff who reflect the cultural diversity of East London and who are committed to the effective implementation of our equal opportunities policy. 

Closing date:           29 July 2018
Interview date:         10 August 2018


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details and informal visits, please contact Vicky Rodrigues, Clinical Team Lead / Lead Nurse Tel: 020 3222 5600 / 07866 706 125, e mail

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