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Community mental Health Nurse Progression Post

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Following recent investment to support the transformation of community mental health nursing, we are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit additional Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurses and in addition, offering a progression to a band 6 community mental health nurse, within the Community Recovery Services across the Dudley locality.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a supportive and diverse, multi-agency team who are currently receiving significant investment aiming to transform community mental health services across the Black Country. We will develop a new community mental health way of working and modernise community mental health services, taking into account the particular needs of our four places. Our new model will focus on supporting people living in their communities with mental health challenges.

Main duties of the job

Everyone who lives in the Black Country, with their individual needs and experiences, will have fair access to mental health services that are sensitive to the needs of our Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton communities. When service users need help there will be one simple way to access mental health services (single point of access). This will be the same for anyone you go to for help (your doctor, hospital or care staff, community, carers and more). Service users will have a named mental health worker who will remain your key contact and who will help you access the right services and support for you (health, care and voluntary support). Service users will receive personalised care and support from people who have a range of skills and experience. Although they may belong to different health, care and voluntary organisations they will work together as one team to support them.

About us

The Team is committed to provide safe, sound and supportive services you will receive regular supervision with opportunities to develop clinical and professional practice in line with service user needs and organisational values.

As a trust we are committed to ensuring staffs wellbeing, providing access to various networks, trust wide mindfulness groups, self-referral physio services, staff counselling. In addition to this you will have access to the Vivup services, Car lease schemes and other benefits.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role is a development role and once you have completed the relevant competence framework you will progress to a band 6 community mental health nurse. During this progression you will have access to clinical and Management supervision and ongoing support from you Clinical and team lead. You will be a part of a Buddy system and paired with one of our experienced Care Co-coordinators. You will be working alongside them were you will learn their role and also be able to practice autonomously with their guidance. There will be additional training and reflective practice that you can access supporting your progression throughout. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and progress to the role of a Band 6 Care Co-Ordinator.

Your role will include being part of a dynamic, supportive and diverse multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for supporting the Care Co-Ordinators with managing the mental health needs of service users referred to the team, under guidance from the Clinical Lead and Team Leader. You will also be part of developing and implementing therapeutic interventions underpinned by the Care Programme Approach. You will work from our community base facility, via phone/agile working or within the service users home.

You will be assessing and formulating individual recovery based plans and outcome measures for adults with mental health problems and have a current knowledge of NHS policies and practices, with knowledge of relevant literature and frameworks within in community mental health Nursing.

You will have an understanding of the Care Programme Approach with an opportunity to develop your skill base in therapeutic interventions and psychotropic medication. You will have an ability to work with partner agencies and be supported by Care Co-Ordinators, the Clinical Lead and Team Leader to lead and manage service users care.

Person Specification

Community Mental Health


  • NMC Registration or other professional qualifiation
  • Previous experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care
  • Knowledge of current developments in mental health services
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage time and responsibilities effectively
  • Knowledge of current policies and policy developments pertaining to working in the field


  • Proven relevant post qualification experience
  • Working in a community based setting

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Highfeild lane, Halesowen



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