Band 6 Nurse Care Coordinator

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Leighton Buzzard
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Leighton Buzzard CMHT for a Band 6 Community Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse. We encourage you to apply for this great development opportunity.

Our team's core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. The services are in the middle of a service transformation, which is an exciting time, as we are exploring how we can further develop the service we provide, meeting the needs of our local community. This team is part of the Mental Health Transformation of services and our new blended team where our voluntary service colleagues are fully embedded within the team. This is definitely an exciting time to join this expanding, developing and modern service.

We also operate a Duty clinician system responding to those who require support in a crisis. Our team provides assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team). Our service focuses on developing and utilising your specialist mental health skills and embracing your core competencies as a Registered Nurse. Working within our team you will be involved in the planning of new services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the operational policy. The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner within an integrated team. This will involve the assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the client. The post holder will be required to administer prescribed medication which includes intramuscular injections.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team is made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Senior Social Worker Practitioner, Peer Support Worker, Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Community Support Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services. Our team has recently seen developments with its restructure of new experienced Consultant Psychiatrists who have brought with them a wealth of specialist knowledge and experiences.

There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, facilitate DBT, mindfulness, to join the AMHP training, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services. In addition to the QI project above, there is opportunity to be part of other initiatives, such as our pilot of WhatsApp Business.

If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is available to existing Band 6's and also Band 5's who wish to progress in their career.

We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse professional. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic skill set. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.

Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification


  • RNMH / RMNregistered by the NMC Or ? Qualified Social Worker registered by the HCPC
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Qualified Mental Health Social Work/Award/Appoi nted AMHP
  • Educated to Degree Level



  • Significant post-qualification experience, which must be within mental health services
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.


  • Previous appointment as an ASW/AMHP/Men tal Health Officer



  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance
  • Ability to assess and manage complex and high risk situations effectively for the benefit of service users and carers
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to compile complex case recording a nd report presentation, including legal documents i.e. social circumstances reports, court reports etc.
  • Ability to manage and co - ordinate professionals, teams and services and mobilise provision where appropriate.
  • Assessment skills and the ability to compile care plans in partnership with service users, carers and others
  • Assertiveness and engagement with other professionals, able to make reasoned arguments and represent own professional views and perspectives
  • Decision -making and problem solving skills, able to adopt creative and flexible approaches to meet the needs of service users.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, able to prioritise workload and delegate effectively
  • Well -developed communication skills, able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
  • Mental Health Practice Skills and an understanding of CPA and the NSF standards.
  • IT skills, experience of working with service user data systems

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

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Crombie House

36 Hockliffe Street

Leighton Buzzard


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