B6 Community Mental Health Nurse - Night work

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,161 to £44,629 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
15 Jun 2023
We are looking to recruit a motivated, committed crisis response and home treatment practitioners to cover night shifts for the East Surrey Home Treatment Service.

Our night shift begins at 8.00pm - 7.45am, and the post holder will work on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. The role is full time however part time options are also available.

This opportunity is open to registered mental health nurses, occupational therapists or social workers.

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 clinicians (NMC) in our Home Treatment Teams are currently benefiting from a local retention premium of between �2,840 and �3,425 per annum (based on whole time), dependent on payscale point.

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.

Main duties of the job

Post holders will work within one of three hubs located in Redhill providing a single point of access for all emergency, urgent and routine referrals. As a Band 6 you will be working alongside both junior and senior practitioners. You will take a lead in coordinating shifts, delegating to other team members as well as liaising with other key stakeholders. You will be required to urgently respond to request for assessment and treatment of people experiencing a mental health crisis. You will work autonomously as well as an effective team member.

This is an integrated role in order to support the triage and/or rapid response as well as the Home Treatment elements of the service and the post holder will be responsible for creating an environment which is safe, supportive and an easily accessible with a no wrong door approach.

We aim to avoid individuals going to A& E departments unless there is a medical need and therefore the post whole will be working collaborative with Single Point of Access SPA & Safe Haven Redhill & Epsom. The candidate will have to supervise SPA junior staff and triage all warm transfers from 111 ( triage directly from 111)..

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

  • Embody the visions and values of Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
  • Adhere to the code of practice/conduct of your registering body at all times
  • 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 own practice.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate evidence based programmes of care set standards of care and liaise with other agencies, particularly in relation to people discharged under the Care Programme Approach.
  • Participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment of individuals with mental health problems or vulnerabilities living in the community, by providing a community mental health perspective and expertise.
  • Ensure that a risk assessment is completed for service users, especially if there is a history of, or a potential for risk.
  • Adhere to professional confidentiality standards
  • Be aware of the potential for vulnerability to abuse amongst the people who use this service, 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 people who use services, 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 skills to participate in the assessment, care and support of people who use this service.
  • 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 advice and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organisations.
  • Promote the recovery model to the people who use the service and their carers.
  • 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.
  • Utilise a range of specialist skills appropriate to the needs of individual patients and the clinical setting in which they are required to be seen and work autonomously.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centered healthcare to a designated group of people who use our services, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.
  • Be responsible for the full assessment of the psychiatric/psychosocial needs of those patients who have been referred to the service including the comprehensive assessment of risks to self and others.
  • Be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of robust discharge plans based on a clear assessment and formulation of the persons needs which may include urgent referral to secondary mental health services, social and voluntary services.
  • Work as a member of the MDT in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in people who use our services.
  • Ensure provision of therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff, with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.
  • Act as role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems within the general hospital setting.

Person Specification



  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN,OT, Social Work Degree or equivalent Clinical Supervision qualification



  • Two years post qualification experience.
  • Willingness to complete Mentorship course .
  • Evidence of post qualification study.
  • 2 years experience as a Band 5.
  • Aware of personal and professional boundaries
  • Suitable for someone who is person centred, positive, motivated and passionate about providing a high quality holistic approach to the care and support of vulnerable people

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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