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Community Psychiatric Nurse

  • Job reference: EL184
  • Location: Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Children
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Job description: We are looking for Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses for a fantastic opportunity to join a Specialist CAMHS Mental Health Service based in Colchester within the NHS.

Applicant must drive and have access to a car.

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Temporary pay rate: £24ph

Hours and length of contract:
*The service operates a Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
*The manager is looking for the position to be filled ASAP with an initial 3 month contract length.

Daily Duties
You will act as a care coordinator to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care based upon individual service user needs and also undertake and maintain service users' Self Directed Support assessment. The role will involved screening, triage and consultation with under 18s.

You will support both service users and carers throughout the process to enhance their understanding of their behaviour and other symptoms with aim to prevent future relapse and admission and you will also be responsible for administration of medications and the assessment of side effects.

The service offers support for children and adolescents with problems such as:
*Anxiety and depression
*Eating Disorders

You will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and therefore the ability to work within a team and develop great working relationships is essential.

Person specification:
The applicant must be DBS cleared and have previous experience in the field.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to