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Bank CAMHS Nurse Band 7

Job Reference: J11-A-21-36728

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Placement (Ref 610)
£24.61 per Hour

Bank CAMHS Mental Health Nurse

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: The Old Forge, Wokingham

Salary: £24.61 Per Hour

Job Title and Grade:Bank CAMHS Nurse Band 7

Trust: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Location Covering: Wokingham Area

Working Hours

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00 core hours are 09:00 – 17:00

The shift patterns will be discussed with Candidate

What is special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare’s vision is to provide the best care in the right place; developing and delivering excellent services in local communities with people and their families to improve their health, well-being, and independence.We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who display our values and the right behaviours and work hard to create a culture which respects all our staff for the unique contribution they make to ensuring high quality care is delivered.

The Trust is improving its services for Children, Young People and Families through an ambitious programme to integrate physical and mental health services, universal and specialist provision; redesigning and delivering new service, technologies, and innovations for CYPF, so that mental health and physical health services are better joined up, easy to access and tailored around the needs of families.

With your experience we are looking for someone that has a passion for caring, great communication skills and the resilience to help enhance our patient’s lives.


The Berkshire Specialist CAMH Service is made up of a number of different specialist teams:

· Common Point of Entry (CPE) & Urgent Care

· Specialist Community Teams (locality based)

· Anxiety and Depression Specialist Pathway

· ADHD Specialist Pathway

· ASD Diagnostic Pathway

The Specialist Community Teams offer assessment and intervention within a multi-disciplinary context to children and young people presenting with complex, comorbid, or high-risk mental health disorders.

Specialist Community Team roles may include the following:


Clinicians will be expected to undertake assessment of young people referred through from CPE following triage and to formulate appropriate care plans in partnership with young people and families. They will also take young people onto their caseload and undertake ongoing assessments of:

· Mental state

· Risk

· Families and wider systems

· Treatment response

Care Programme Approach

Every young person care coordinated within the Specialist Community Teams will be expected to

have a clear care plan or be held under the CPA. The clinician will be expected to:

· Formulate treatment plans

· Identify appropriate treatment and multi-agency requirements

· Undertake regular reviews

· Review formulations and change treatments as necessary to achieve the aim described under CPA.


Clinicians will be expected to undertake treatments primarily in their own area of speciality; however, all young people are expected to have a systemic component to their management which would not necessarily be managed by a Systemic Family Therapist.

Types of inventions would be:

· Individual work

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

· Inter-personal therapy / other evidence-based individual therapies

· Psychodynamic psychotherapy / non-verbal therapies

· Family therapy / systemic therapy

· Medication

This list is not exhaustive

NB Clinicians will be expected to recognise when a young person would be more appropriately managed within a Specialist Care Pathway and to work closely with colleagues in the pathways to coordinate care for that young person.

All Teams and Pathways

Multi-agency working

Clinicians will be expected to contribute to, attend and, where appropriate, chair, multi-agency meetings including safeguarding and child protection meetings, to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

Clinicians will be expected to identify and liaise with the most appropriate agency to undertake identified pieces of work under the CPA.

Clinicians will be expected to have a wide knowledge of other agencies within their Locality and to develop relationships that facilitate and enhance patient care.

Clinicians will be expected to take on a Champion role for a specific service initiative (e.g. participation, transition) or for a specific client group (e.g. learning disability, looked after children)


Clinicians will be required to both provide and undertake clinical supervision and management supervision as defined in the Trust policy.

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

To Apply

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email



As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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