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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/07/2019.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 222-LS-287

West London NHS Trust
Nursing & Midwifery Registered
Out of Hours, Southall
£42,313 - £50,549 pro rata pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Are you a CAMHs Nurse looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about children, young persons and families receiving help and support when they need it most? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our expanding and developing CAMHs Crisis Care service (Alliance).

The post holders will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, holding a clinical caseload and undertaking appropriate mental health assessments of children and adolescents presenting to local Hospitals and CAMHS in crisis. The post holders will provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical and crisis interventions, informed by assessed individual need. The post holder will be working with adolescents with behavioural, emotional and mental health needs often in complex family situations, displaying a range of risk type behaviours.

In addition to providing direct work to families and young people, the post holders will also assist the CAMHS and/or paediatrics team with treatment planning and provide consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the young person.

You will have experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with adolescents with mental health problems and their families and be comfortable supporting young people at risk of self-harm in the community. The post holders will also be part of the thriving 3-borough CAMHS Nursing Team and they will be offered high quality and consistent supervision from a senior clinical nurse. In addition, good opportunities for continuing professional development will be offered, alongside other supports.

We are looking for CAMHS Clinical Nurse Specialists who are able to demonstrate a commitment to creative engagement with a culturally diverse population of young people, show initiative, are team players and are able to communicate ideas clearly to both professionals and young people alike. The above post is offered on a permanent full time basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

To arrange a visit or for informal discussions, please contact: Rebecca Bird on

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) 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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