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Registered Nurse

Posted 14 November by NHS Forth Valley Featured Ended
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) require a Band 5 nurse to join the multidisciplinary team. Applications are invited from nurses who can demonstrate a strong interest in developing CAMHS skills and have a desire to work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. The team provides assessment and interventions to children aged up to 18 years old, with moderate to severe complex mental health problems, and their families. The post holder would also be involved in assisting with mental health assessment, interventions and support to the multidisciplinary team as well as developing working relationships with a wide range of professions.

The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and responsible for ensuring their ongoing professional development as well as being committed to active involvement in implementing service developments.

It is expected that the successful candidate would undertake the Essential CAMHS online training course.

Prior experience of working with young people is an advantage. There may also be an expectation of participating in regular evening clinics as part of a service initiative to improve accessibility for families. Supervision is provided within the nursing team and there are ongoing continuous professional development opportunities.

The post holder will be expected to work across NHS Forth Valley within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

This post may suit individuals wishing to gain and develop experience within CAMHS within Forth Valley.

Informal enquiries to Scott Allan, Lead Nurse Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service on.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answerline on.

NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy.
For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.
Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 12 noon

Reference: 33797200

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