CAMHS Practitioner

Posted 12 September 2023
Salary £28 - 30 per hour
Discipline Community Psychiatric Nurses (RMNs or SWs)
Contact NameCameron McCoy

Job description

Hunter Mental Health is supporting an amazing older adult community mental health service within a fantastic NHS Trust which boasts providing the highest quality integrated mental health, community and learning difficulties health services.

We are looking for an experienced RMN or CPN with prior experience working with adults or older adults to join this service on a 37.5-hour locum contract which is an initial 3-month contract with a strong intent to extend further. The pay range we are offering is £27 – £30ph based on experience. Some flexibility is possible for 4 long days, Some WFH will be possible once settled in.


  1. To promote the principles of CPA with the Getting More Help Service.
  2. To embed and review the development of transitional, developing and existing care pathways.
  3. To develop care pathways, and sign- post young people to appropriate mental health services.
  4. To provide assessment and intervention for children and young people experiencing serious mental illness.
  5. To participate in the team Duty Rota.
  6. To provide consultation, advice, training and support to partnership agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team


  1. Main Performance Areas.
  • To develop and provide a high standard of assessment and treatment for patients referred to the service.     
  • To take responsibility for an agreed clinical caseload, involving care co-ordination as appropriate to ensure continuity.
  • To collaboratively assess and provide evidence-based treatment programmes and discharge plans utilizing CPA for patients.
  • To plan and provide appropriate therapy services in consultation with users, Carers and clinical teams for patients referred, within defined resources and using evidence-based practice. 
  • To develop and maintain relevant and evidence-based therapeutic activities as appropriate to the patient’s needs.
  • To regularly review and evaluate treatment programmes with patients, carers’ and members of the clinical teams.
  • To participate in clinical meetings, case conferences and CPA meetings.
  • To enable the transition of patients through stages in their care involving care planning and therapy programmes.
  • To compile written reports as required and to generate and maintain patient documentation.
  • To monitor and evaluate the service provision.
  • To take part in the Clinical Duty Rota. To complete urgent and emergency assessments. Within the Clinic and community settings.

The service is looking for someone to work within their CAMHS team working with patients aged 0-18, operating in a 9-5, Monday to Friday service. Within the service there is a support team of CPN’s, OT’s and Psychiatrists, along with the supervision of the Team Lead.

Key details of the role:

  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Band 6
  • Start date – 2/3 weeks
  • Duration – 3 month ongoing contract
  • Full Time position
  • CAMHS Service   
  • £27-30ph

Call Cameron on (02034754175) to find out more about this role.

Not available for this position? Recommend a friend or colleague! We operate a simple and transparent scheme – we pay you £250 for a successful placement (qualifying period applies)

Why work with Hunter?

  • Join the community: be part of a network of like-minded, conscientious locums with shared values for patients and clients.
  • Represented by AHP sector experts, we listen, understand your needs and represent you professionally.
  • Quick & simple online registration
  • A long-term relationship based on trust and understanding.
  • Access to the very best requirements nationwide.
  • As part of the Hunter AHP network you will be appropriately marketed, in a consultative manner, taking the burden of business development away from you.
  • Weekly payments you can trust, Hunter AHP is part of the Hunter/Gatherer Group of Companies.
  • Market knowledge, advice and knowledge sharing on market trends and opportunities.
  • Access to exclusive Hunter AHP events and discounted CPD.
  • Customer service, it’s a simple philosophy but one we are passionate abou