CAMHS Highly Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Fixed-term 12 months
26 hours per week
Job ref
£44,955 to £53,041 pa pro-rata inc HCA
21/01/2018 23:59

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.


Specialist Services Directorate


Newham Child and Family Consultation Service

CAMHS Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Band 8a

Fixed-term post or secondment for 12 months

22.5  26.25 hours per week (can be negotiated)

Newham Child and Family Consultation Service (CFCS), York House, 411 Barking Road, London E13 8AL

Contact details:                      Dr. Hannah Bateman, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/ Clinical Team Lead
                                      0207 055 8400


                                               Dr. Ruth Sweeting, Operational Lead
                                      0207 055 8400

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join our CAMHS Learning Disability and Autism Service as a secondment or fixed-term opportunity for 12 months.

The role is to provide a highly specialist nurse practitioner service within CAMHS to children, young people with mental health problems and their families.  This is a community-based nursing post, located within CAMHS.
The postholder will undertake CAMHS assessments and treatments, including specialist behaviour management interventions and non-medical prescribing within the Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (LD and ASD) Team and working at the specialist school for young people with Learning disability and Autism, John F. Kennedy School and will provide specialist advisory, training, consultation and liaison to support staff, teachers and nurses across the services, as well as provide supervision and management to nurses in Band 6 and Band 7 roles and participate in the operational management of the LD and ASD Team.
We would be particularly keen to receive applications from Nurse Prescribers but this qualification is not essential.
Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newhams children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham in high quality accommodation and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, Looked After Children Team and Social Care/Families First Team. There is a broad spectrum of disciplines (approximately 50 whole time equivalent clinical staff) and a long tradition of effective multidisciplinary and interagency working. The service undertakes considerable outreach and consultation work and runs a rolling training programme for Tier 1 workers.
You would be working with an award-winning Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC following the most recent inspection.
For more information, please contact the following:
Dr. Hannah Bateman, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/ Clinical Team Lead 0207 055 8400


Dr. Ruth Sweeting, Operational Lead 0207 055 8400


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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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