Community Psychiatric Nurse/Registered Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses/Registered Mental Health Nurses within the Recovery and Wellbeing Team. We are recruiting 4.0 WTE positions to join the team. The service is based centrally, in the City of Southend at The Taylor Centre, with parking available as well as easy links to bus and train services.

The Recovery and Wellbeing team is a large, busy, multi-disciplinary team consisting of Team/Clinical Leads, Independent Non-Medical Nurse Prescriber, Senior Social Work Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists as well as a large complement of Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers.

Main duties of the job

The roles are as Care Coordinators carrying out the assessment and coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the City of Southend.

The post holder will also provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, as well as acting as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff.

There is also a requirement to carry out routine assessments and support the team Duty function.

About us

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for an identified service user group, producing appropriate clinical risk assessments and care plans for service users and keeping these updated on a regular and consistent basis.

Facilitate referrals to crisis teams or admission to hospital where necessary, plus provide presence and involvement in inpatient care and discharge planning.

Monitor medication adherence and any potential side-effects and organise medical reviews when indicated.

Person Specification



  • CPN/RMN qualification

Personal Qualities


  • Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle for purposes of carrying out role and responsibility

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 2 years post registration clinical experience (in any area)


  • Experience of carrying out the role of a Care Coordinator



  • Ability to set clear objectives/targets and prioritise workload and competing demands.

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