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Community Mental Health Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Following recent investment to support the transformation of community mental health nursing, we are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit additional Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurses within the Community Recovery Services across the Dudley locality.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a supportive and diverse, multi-agency team who are currently receiving significant investment aiming to transform community mental health services across the Black Country. We will develop a new community mental health way of working and modernise community mental health services, taking into account the particular needs of our four places (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton). Our new model will focus on supporting people living in their communities with mental health challenges.

Main duties of the job

Everyone who lives in the Black Country, with their individual needs and experiences, will have fair access to mental health services that are sensitive to the needs of our Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton communities. When service users need help there will be one simple way to access mental health services (single point of access). This will be the same for anyone you go to for help (your doctor, hospital or care staff, community, carers and more). Service users will have a named mental health worker who will remain your key contact and who will help you access the right services and support for you (health, care and voluntary support). Service users will receive personalised care and support from people who have a range of skills and experience. Although they may belong to different health, care and voluntary organisations they will work together as one team to support them.

As newly qualified band 5 nurse, we are able to support your carer progression helping you to further develop your knowledge and skills. This is an excellent and opportunity were you will receive ongoing support of the Clinical Lead and Team Leader and alongside the Care Co-Ordinators. You will learn their roles and ways of working while also be able to practice autonomously with their guidance.

About us

As a trust we are committed to ensuring staffs wellbeing, providing access to various networks, trust wide mindfulness groups, self-referral physio services, staff counselling. In addition to this you will have access to the Vivup services, Car lease schemes and other benefits.

We very much encourage site visits, so to arrange an informal visit or for an informal discussions about this post, please contact

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be part of a dynamic, supportive and diverse multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for supporting the Care Co-Ordinators with managing the mental health needs of service users referred to the team, under guidance from the Clinical Lead and Team Leader. You will also be part of developing and implementing therapeutic interventions underpinned by the Care Programme Approach. You will work from our community base facility, via phone/agile working or within the service users home. You will be assessing and formulating individual recovery based care plans and outcome measures for adults with mental health problems and have a current knowledge of NHS policies and practices in mental health.

You will have an understanding of the Care Programme Approach with an opportunity to develop your skill base in therapeutic interventions and psychotropic medication. You will have an ability to work with partner agencies and be supported by Care Co-Ordinators, the Clinical Lead and Team Leader to lead and manage service users care. The Team is committed to provide safe, sound and supportive services you will receive regular supervision with opportunities to develop clinical and professional practice in line with service user needs and organisational values.

Person Specification

Community Mental Health Team


  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Effective administrative skills to include the ability to maintain accurate and contemporaneous records
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines, including Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Programme Approach
  • Working knowledge of the development of care planning in the context of care programme approach
  • Demonstrate the belief that individuals with mental health problems should be enabled to achieve maximum possible independence and should be cared for in the least segregated and coercive setting possible
  • Act with transparency and honesty respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone.
  • Be compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone


  • Evidence of relevant post registration and/ or post graduate development

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust





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