CAMHS Nurse MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire £33,792.19


Location: MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £33,792.19 |
Posted: 14 Dec 2020 |
Closes: 8 Feb 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8088

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

We are recruiting for a CAMHS nurse to join our well- established team! Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) is an 80 bedded secure establishment that holds males from 12-17 years old. We provide healthcare services in line with the NHS including GP, Dentist, Optician, Physiotherapy, and Podiatry. We also provide Immunisations, Sexual health clinics and Young Fatherhood programs.   We provide assessments using the Comprehensive assessment tool (CHATS) that are utilized across the youth secure estate. The team is made up of RNLDs, RMNs, and RGNs RCNs.

The CAMHS nurse will be responsible for supporting the clinical psychologist in delivering and implementing clinical and therapeutic interventions to young people via the referral process. The post holder will be expected to liaise with the families of our young people and also community CAMHS and FCAMHS, ensuring appropriate support is arranged for the young people upon release. The post holder must work within the multi-disciplinary team working with children and young people with complex mental health presentations.

We are recruiting for a CAHMS Nurse to join our team at Oakhill STC

Benefits as a CAMHS Nurse (RMN)

  • Salary of £33,792.19 per annum 
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
  • Subsidised healthcare plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers


Shifts: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)


Key Relationships: Children, their families, wider healthcare team, internal teams that provide support to our young people i.e. safeguarding and forensic psychology. Also external agencies involved either historically or currently with our young people.


Job Purpose: The CAMHS nurse will be responsible for supporting the clinical psychologist in delivering and implementing clinical and therapeutic interventions to young people via the referral process. The post holder will be expected to liaise with the families of our young people and also community CAMHS and FCAMHS, ensuring appropriate support is arranged for the young people upon release. The post holder must work within the multi-disciplinary team working with children and young people with complex mental health presentations.


Key responsibilities/accountabilities



  •  Complete a comprehensive mental health assessment on all new admissions. Triaging the new referrals to the service – gathering the appropriate family history and issues that are present and requiring the service.
  • Planning care and assisting in providing strategies for the young people referred to the team.
  • To provide a high standard of care for young people in keeping with the NMC standards and operational policies and procedures
  • Supporting the psychologist in implementing a range of interventions to meet the needs of our young people.
  • Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the young person.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for assessments conducted, treatment plans and discharge summaries.
  • Liaise with the education team to provide specialist advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to children and young people’ formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to other professions on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of CAMHS care plans including children and young people, referring agents and others involved the network of care.
  • Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children and young people under their care and to monitor progress during the course of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Attend and actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, sharing advice and guidance on the young people.
  • Participate in the transition process from one establishment to another and release into the community, ensuring an effective handover.
  • Medication monitoring along-side the wider healthcare team for young people taking medication and refer to the consultant as required.
  • Ensuring effective communication with relatives and other professionals and voluntary organisations, thus encouraging participation in care delivery. To respond sensitively to the needs of relatives and carers.
  • To offer nursing advice to other professionals within CAMHS and externally as well as to share their expertise in the management of complex cases in a variety of settings.
  • Offering positive behaviour support approach for challenging children and appropriate intervention programmes. Education and Development
  • Receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior nurse and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues.
  • To receive regular managerial supervision, on a monthly basis. To develop skills in the area of professional teaching, training and supervision.
  • Provide advice, consultation and training to professionals working with the young people at all levels.
  • To participate in regular team meetings, case discussions etc.
  • To achieve company essential training requirements.


Research and Audit:

  • To contribute to team performance and the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team’s operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service valuation and audit. Ensuring contractual compliance at all times.
  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members.
  • To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes.
  • To ensure an accurate database is maintained, recording all data such as DNA’s.


Administration and Clinical Recording:

  • To ensure accurate, clear and full documented records are kept for all interactions and interventions.
  • To use computer and computer software to prepare reports, presentations and documents relevant to working duties
  • To provide reports to other agencies including Special Educational Services, Out-Patient Teams, Social Services and the Courts as required and with consent.
  • To supervise and provide support to students on placements.
  • To have regard at all times for the health and safety of colleagues and young people in the centre’s care, and abide by the health and safety policy. This will include the management of challenging behaviour.

The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Knowledge


Essential Skills as a CAMHS Nurse:


  • Part 1 NMC registration (RMN)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with children and adolescents
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
  • Must be an effective team worker and be able to lead in areas of tier 1& 2 CAMHs interventions.
  • Ability to manage and maintain own caseload and work autonomously within the specialist area.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy experience 

Desirable skills:


  • Specialist training in a subject\skill relevant to child and adolescent mental health (0-18)
  • The ability to supervise, teach and develop staff’s (clinical and non-clinical) understanding of mental health and learning difficulties



This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

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