B5 Community Mental Health Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,580 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
to be a key member of an innovative service development within a Home Treatment Service with a focus on the care of Older Adult Patients. To be a core member of the multi-disciplinary team, participating in the provision of on-going assessments, care planning, treatment and support of people with serious and enduring mental health problems and people in crisis to promote health, independence and recovery.

The clinical focus in this role will be on Older Adult patients, though it is likely that mutually beneficial cross-working relationships with working-age colleagues will be developed in this role. The post-holder will also be able to contribute to the development of new models of interfacing with partner services involved in the care of Older Adult patients.

Applications from student nurses who are waiting for the PIN will also consider.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a motivated, committed crisis response and home treatment practitioners for the East Surrey Home Treatment Service.The post is for full time however part time option also available.

This opportunity is open to Band 5 registered mental health nurses with older adult experience. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who can also work effectively as team player. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. You will be committed to the delivery of a high-quality service, working both independently and as part of a well-established, innovative and crisis response and home treatment team in meeting the needs of service users and their carers.

Qualified nurses (RN) are currently benefiting from Retention Allowance. It is a 10% pay uplift on the top of HCAS Fringe payment. This Premium is subject to a minimum total payment of �3,121 and a maximum total payment of �3,425 p.a. This will be paid on a monthly basis and pro-rata to hours worked.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

To discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (1983) and revised subsequent act Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the NMC Professional Code of Conduct

Be accountable and responsible for a defined caseload that reflects the priorities of the local population and carry responsibility for the assessment of care needs under the supervision of the CPN Clinical Lead.

To develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based programmes of care set standards of care and liaise with other agencies, particularly the relevant CMHT-OP, liaison services and inpatient services.

Participate in the assessment of individuals with mental health problems living in the community, by providing a community mental health nursing perspective and expertise for community patients experiencing crisis

Ensure that a risk assessment is completed for service users, especially if there is a history of, or a potential for risk, and ensure documentation meets the standards required by the Home Treatment team.

To adhere to professional confidentiality standards

To be aware of the potential for vulnerability to abuse amongst the service users/families, and use of the local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and SABP Policies

Ensure that a carers assessment is offered to carers of service users, as in line with Standard 6 of the National Service Framework.

Help develop and maintain effective joint working arrangements with colleagues in the community mental health services, residential services, primary health care, social services and voluntary services, thus facilitating the co-ordination and comprehensiveness of provision.

Utilise the full range of mental health nursing skills to participate in the assessment, care and support of service users.

Use specialised knowledge, experience and skills in direct clinical work and act as a resource for the team and other agencies. This may include work in rehabilitation, social interventions, development of social networks and accessing other services/resources, mental health promotion, counselling and intercultural therapy, encouraging service user participation at all times.

Participate in the provision of community mental health nursing advice and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organisations.

To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

Ensure detailed and appropriate records are maintained to demonstrate that contact with people who use services, and their carers, is meaningful and effective.

Person Specification



  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. NMC, HCPC, SWE Degree Successful completion of Mentorship course OR equivalent



  • Experience required Evidence of post qualification study Newly qualified applications OR Band 5 currently working on Older Adult Previous Older Adult experience OR working in the Community

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.

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Gatton Place

St. Matthews Road



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