Senior Mental Health Depot & Clozapine Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our Depot and Clozapine Clinic within Hereford City. You will be part of a smaller clinic team while working within the Hereford City Neighbourhood Team.

The role will be working with the Team Manager to lead the depot/clozapine clinic and the administration and supervision of long acting injections. Within the Clozapine, Depot and Physical health clinics you will be responsible for ensuring that all clinical records and data collection is recorded and collected by the team. You will also be responsible in ensuring that the needs of those with a mental health diagnosis are met.

The role will include the supervision of staff as well as providing a learning opportunity for junior staff and students.

The team works within a multi-disciplinary service and the role will be varied and will offer opportunities to work with service users suffering from a range of serious mental illnesses and dual diagnoses.

We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development, supervision as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a comprehensive, accessible and responsive mental health services to adults within the local area.
  • To deliver physical health interventions to patients under the service inclusive of phlebotomy.
  • To lead in the daily management of a depot/clozapine clinic.
  • To administer long acting injections and facilitate clozapine monitoring.
  • To ensure a roster system is in place for the clinics
  • To continually develop clinical, team and service evaluation and delivery of the service.
  • To ensure that Outcome measures are collected to inform improvements.
  • To contribute to effective multi-disciplinary working within the CMHT and build effective liaison with community, primary and other secondary and tertiary services and agencies within the area.
  • To meet the changing demands of the service as required.

  • About us

    We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

    We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

    We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

    We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

    At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

    We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will be clinically responsible for leading the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within a Neighbourhood.

    The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community. The post holder will communicate with people with a range of mental health needs, to provide and receive complex, sensitive information to people where there are barriers to understanding.

    The post holder will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with the Team Manager where issues which may not be readily resolved. As a registered practitioner you are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice

    The post holder will utilise best evidence in order to analyse and to undertake a core mental health assessment, Formulate, Plan, implement and evaluate care.

    The post holder will ensure that the physical health needs of individuals on their caseload are screened, monitored and appropriately responded to.

    For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification



    • Experience of working in a Mental Health setting
    • Assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
    • Assessment and management of clinical risk
    • Working within a multidisciplinary team
    • Managing clinic case load


    • Use and knowledge of excel spreadsheets and work documents
    • Skilled in the provision of clinical supervision to both peers and junior members of staff
    • Experience of Clozapine management



    • Knowledge of current mental health issues
    • Knowledge of risk assessment
    • Knowledge of Common medications


    • Knowledge of Clozapine and depot management
    • Knowledge of Physical health checks



    • Registered NMC Nurse
    • Venepuncture training
    • Recent evidence of continuing professional development
    • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


    • NMP qualification
    • Teaching / training qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Unit D

    178 Widemarsh Street


    HR4 9HN

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