Job Description

Job reference: 077935

Location: Base to be confirmed

Job closing date: 15/02/2022

Job posted date: 01/02/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Specialist Children’s Health Services Unit

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire


Four exciting opportunities have arisen for Band 6 Charge Nurses to join NHS Lanarkshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The purpose of this role:

Charge Nurse managing and delivering care to a defined caseload/group of clients/patients; responsible for delivering/ensuring the application of the framework of the Nursing Process and use of case management as appropriate, to ensure a high standard of quality client/patient care, working in partnership with other disciplines and agencies. The charge nurse has delegated responsibility for the appraisal, management and clinical supervision of Registered Nurses, junior practitioners and clinical support workers in provision of care and treatment within a defined clinical service, under the management and leadership of the team leader/senior charge nurse or practitioner.

The successful candidate will support the Nurse Team Leader in the management and development of the nursing team. The supervision and teaching of less experienced staff, both qualified and unqualified, will be an important aspect of the role.


Applications are invited from first level registered mental health nurses who are/have-

  • Developing leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be flexible to meet the needs of the service.
  • Motivated and innovative.
  • Enthusiastic about improving services for and working directly with children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties and their families.

In return we will offer you-

  • An induction to CAMHS and support to complete Essential CAMHS within your first year.
  • Regular clinical supervision and reflective practice.
  • Opportunity for further learning and development.

Full details can be found within the attached Job Description & Person Specification, however if you would like to find out more please contact Adam Fitzsimmons, Senior Charge Nurse,

If you require assistance with the application or recruitment process, please contact Joanne Campbell, Recruitment Administrator at