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Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
Older Adult Home Treatment Team (OAHTT)Hours: 37.5 per week 2 permanent post.

Salary: Band 5 �28407- �34581 pa (dependant on experience)

Location: SHSC 7 Edmund Road, Sheffield, S2

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated registered mental health nurses to join our Older Adult Home Treatment Team.

The Older Adult Home Treatment Team provides a service 8-8pm, 365 days a year to older adults experiencing a crisis in the context of functional mental health or dementia. We work intensively with service users in a community setting to prevent admission to a mental health ward, support discharge from a mental health ward and provide comprehensive assessment and treatment plans in the person's own home.

You should be able to demonstrate your passion towards working with this client group and have the ability to assess, co-ordinate treatment and support clients and carers. You should possess effective communication skills and have the ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a wider Multidisciplinary team.

For all nurses joining the Trust as a qualified Band 5 nurse we offer a welcome bonus of �1,300 on commencement. Followed by a further �1,300 then every six months as long as salary remains below mid-point Band 5 and still in employment. This is subject to terms and conditions.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the provision of skilled intervention of people with assessed and diagnosed as having significant mental health problems in the community.

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service under the supervision of experienced staff, and core responsibilities will include:
  • Acting as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Professional.
  • Work within Care Programme Approach.
  • Carrying a varied caseload defined by need.
  • Contribute to a duty system on a rota basis.
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary service development.

The post holder will:
  • Value and be responsive to the individual rights, needs and opinions of the people using our services, in the performance of all the activities of the Community Mental Health Nurse
  • Be responsible for the ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of nursing care to an agreed standard.
  • Undertake initial nursing assessments, care planning and risk assessments as agreed.
  • Participate in monitoring the standard of care delivery by Support Worker staff and the education of colleagues, learners.
  • Maintain and promote a patient centred approach in all aspects of service delivery to people and their carers

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work across a variety of community settings as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Providing a nursing assessment and identification of a referred clients mental health needs at home/in the persons own environment, in circumstances when they have been seen by another member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Formulating, implementing and evaluating collaborative care plans that reflect the needs of the clients/carers over a 24-hour period.
  • Manage own caseload with a degree of autonomy having responsibility for the nursing care of clients until point of discharge. Regularly review and discuss caseload management with their clinical supervisor
  • Administering depot injections to clients and monitoring the effects of prescribed medication.
  • Maintain accurate care records about care interventions and treatment offered according to Professional and Trust standards.
  • To act as co-ordinator in accordance with the Care Programme Approach.
  • Provide comprehensive written mental health specialist nursing reports as required.
  • Delivering a range of therapeutic interventions with clients and carers in accordance with evidence based practice and Trust Policies
  • Reacting to and managing a range of complex mental and physical health crises.
  • Escorting clients where appropriate to other Health and Social Care settings.
  • Offering support and advice to families and carers and providing advocacy to clients and carers where appropriate
  • Identify and manage risks in a variety of as well as document them in DRAMs and risk reduction plans.

  • Managing and maintaining a caseload with appropriate levels of supervision
  • To provide direct supervision to junior staff and contribute and assist with PDR system.
  • Liaising with, advising and educating a range of other professionals, agencies and bodies involved in the care of older people with mental health needs.
  • To act as identified supervisor/mentor for nursing students on allocated placements.
  • Receive clinical supervision from agreed supervisor and manager on a regular, planned basis to ensure effective and safe management.

Service development
  • To participate with colleagues in the production of an active learning environment in order to maintain and develop high standards of professional and clinical practice. Promoting opportunities for self, colleagues and junior staff to access available training / education.
  • Sharing identified skills with colleagues, learners and junior staff, participating in formal and informal teaching as appropriate.
  • To take responsibility for identifying personal development needs, participating in appraisal and clinical supervision
  • To act as a positive role model
  • Offering education and health promotion to clients and carers

Candidates who are not successful for this post who meet the trust values and standards may be considered and offered alternative postings within Older Adult community Services.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification.
  • Evidence of current NMC registration.


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with Older Adults in a mental health setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to respond to the individual rights/needs/opinions of service users
  • Good risk assessment and risk management skills including the use of assessment tool
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mental health needs of older people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills in effective care planningor goal setting/implementation /evaluation of individual plans of care and discharge planning
  • Knowledge of the MHA/MCA and other relevant legislation
  • Basic IT skills



  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Relevant post qualifying experience in mental health nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust



7 Edmund Road


S2 4EA

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