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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2021.

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: J11-A-21-36392

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Long Term Placement (Ref 4)
Band 5

Band 5 Nurse (CAMHS) - Wokingham

We are looking to recruit a qualified Nurse with experience of working within a mental health/multi-disciplinary setting. You will be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing plans for young people referred to the Berkshire CAMHS Tier 4 Out of Hospital Service.

Band 5


  • Day Rate - £15.66 per hour
  • Night/Sat Rate - £20.35 per hour
  • Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £25.05 per hour

Shifts/Hours: Monday to Friday, Service runs from 08:00 to 20:00

Length of Role: Starting ASAP on an on going basis

About the Job

Provide an expert nursing perspective to CAMHS service development, as required

  • Work in partnership with families to promote the physical and emotional well-being of children and young people
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, offering direct intervention to children young people and families

About the service

Our service, based in Willow House on the Wokingham Community Hospital site, is a hospital at home service that provides evidence based psychiatric, nursing, and therapeutic interventions for young people under the age of 18presenting withsevere and complex mental health difficultiesassessed as requiring Tier 4 level care,including where these disorders are co-morbid with neurodevelopmental diagnoses:  

Serious risk of harm to self; suicidal thoughts and behaviour  

  • Emotional dysregulation and symptoms that would be best described as emerging unstable personality disorder  
  • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa,  
  • ARFID and disordered eating in the context of emotional dysregulation, trauma, and other mental disorder.  
  • Low mood, depressive disorder  
  • Early onset psychosis  
  • Severe OCD, complex PTSD 
  • Other psychological disturbance that may adversely affect functioning but falls outside typical diagnostic criteria.   

All young people who are accepted to the service will follow a structured programme, in line withrelevantNICE guidelines (for exampleanorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation).Interventions are delivered by a multi-disciplinary clinical team comprising of: Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, Family Therapist, Teaching staff, Support staff including Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Support Staff, Activity Co-ordinator, Administrators and Managerial Support.

Service operating hours

Our service operates from 8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat, Sun & Bank holiday’s (365 days per year). You will be required to work shifts across these hours.

Work base

Willow House, Wokingham Hospital, Barkham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2RE

Are you familiar with Wokingham?

If you are not familiar with the market town of Wokingham, it lies approx 4 miles west of Bracknell and 7 miles from Reading. Transport links are excellent. Wokingham is extremely well-placed, being served by the A329 London to Reading road and by the M4, which links it to Heathrow airport, the West of England and South Wales.

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Qualified Nurse with HCPC registration
  2. Experience of working within a mental health/multi-disciplinary setting
  3. A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

Should you match up to the 3 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application for this role today! We interview candidates for this role in the order applications are received, so don’t delay and apply today.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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