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Community Mental Health Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time experienced Band 6 community mental health nurse to join the adult team at North Sefton CMHT.

We are looking for an individual with genuine enthusiasm for working in a community environment, supporting service users to live their life and manage their mental health in order to maximise their recovery and quality of life.

We welcome someone who is caring and who is motivated to provide high quality care with a recovery focused approach for a client group with complex mental health conditions.

The successful candidate will possess excellent knowledge and understanding of severe and enduring mental illness, good communication skills and will work well in a team. Our nurses are supported with access to continues professional development, regular clinical supervision and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We strive for excellence and support the Community Transformation model that supports our service users to access different speciality services across community.

Main duties of the job

The Community Mental Health Team supports individuals who have severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The team is a busy and skilled multi-disciplinary group which actively promotes close partnership working within the wider community.

If you feel you possess the values of Mersey Care NHS Trust we would welcome an application from you. Applicants should hold the professional qualification of a Registered Mental Health Nurse and have experience working in this field since qualifying.

The role will include providing high quality evidenced based care, formulating risk management plans, supervising risk assessments, monitoring medication, administration of depots, providing expertise and advice, care co-ordination and supervising junior staff. In addition, we require a strong commitment to working with service users with complex needs, in order to assist them plan and take steps towards their recovery as well as promoting signposting to additional services such as Psychology, Life rooms and wider resources available in the community.

As well as managing a caseload you would be expected to be a part of the duty rota responding to service users in crisis during the teams working hours.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to support service users and their families and challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based within the Community Mental Health Team and will :

Provide assessments and develop treatment plans for service users on caseload

Act as named professional/care coordinator and coordinate care between services

Hold a caseload of people with severe and enduring mental health problems Participate in team meetings, MDT meetings and training opportunities

Provide advice and support for service users and carers

Participate in delivery of group interventions

Supervision of Junior colleaguesin the team

Liaise with colleagues and coordinate care for service users on caseload

Support and monitor the service user whilst commencing medication

Work collaboratively with other members of the MDT

Attend regular supervision and team meetings

Participate in training opportunities

Support people with complex needs and provide advice and guidance as peoples needs change

Be part of a duty rota

Monitor medication and administer depot medication

Person Specification



  • professional qualification Registered Mental Health Nurse


  • Working towards masters level education

Knowledge and skills


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Awareness of mental health legislation
  • Awareness of a range of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of CPA processes, e.g. care planning and risk assessment.
  • Being responsive and flexible; seeing change as an opportunity to improve services
  • Ability to work within a divisional management team, be able to generate own workload and ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to build purposeful relationships with a range of both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to junior staff.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of professional Codes of Conduct and Staffs' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.



  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience in mental health nursing.
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills
  • Evidence of experience of managing caseloads
  • Evidence of supervising staff
  • Ability to work autonomously across the organisation and other agencies
  • Evidence of audit/research and working knowledge of clinical governance
  • Evidence of using incident reporting systems eg datix
  • Evidence of working with a range of people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings

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