Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 5 Developmental Post

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Band 5
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Job summary

Band 5 - Band 6 Developmental Post - Community Mental Health Nurse

Are you coming to the end of your training and thinking about where to start your career? Would you like to commence in a role where there is career progression inbuilt from a Band 5? Alternatively, are you perhaps an experienced band 5 Memory Care and Dementia nurse looking for a new challenge in a band 6 role?

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Memory and Dementia team in South Staffordshire. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

Main duties of the job

  • Working in the Memory and Dementia Team delivering high-quality clinical service to service users and their families.
  • Managing a complex caseload and being responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.
  • Operating as a care coordinator for a defined caseload of service users
  • Delivering therapeutic interventions, following an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health-related difficulties.
  • You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and contributing to; the formulation of the person's needs and the development of a relevant plan based upon the person's negotiated goals and relevant evidence based interventions.
  • You will, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, provide nursing interventions to support the person to meet their agreed goals and coordinate and/ or participate in the review of progress towards those goals, utilising recommended outcome measures, involving the service user and any identified carer throughout the clinical

About us

MPFT provides physical and mental health care, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. In addition, we provide services on a wider regional and national basis. We serve a population of 1.5 million and employ around 8,500 members of staff.

By joining MPFT you will become part of a diverse and inclusive team who are empowered and supported to deliver care in a way which is consistent with our values:
  • putting people at the heart of what we do
  • empowering people to improve care and wellbeing
  • delivering better health, better care in partnership

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals. All have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

We will support your career development and progression. Membership of the excellent NHS pension scheme, generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave, pay and the option for flexible working. You will receive up to 27 days annual leave (increasing to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

We are also proud to have a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Check out the below videos showcasing why you should grow your career with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be a Mental Health Nurse in a community setting at MPFT? - YouTube

The team is multi-disciplinary, consisting of Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Support Workers, Care Home and Education Support Nurses with input from Medics and administrative support.

Applicants should possess the knowledge and skills to enable them to work in the older adult mental health specialty as well as with people and their carers experiencing all types of dementia with challenging and complex needs.

The Memory and Dementia will provide you with a supportive environment in which to fully utilise and develop your skills and knowledge in working in a challenging community setting as part of a truly holistic system of health and social care.

Things that you will have:
  • A relevant nursing qualification and registration RMN
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Working primarily between Monday and Friday. Access to car during working hours is required

If you would like to find out more about the team/post, please contact Jody Blencowe Team Pathway Manager on

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse on NMC Register.



  • Experience of working with people experiencing mental health related difficulties


  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously

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