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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 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 6 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, team who are currently receiving significant investment 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 areas.

Those 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 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.

Main duties of the job

Your role will include working as a Care Coordinator where you will have responsibility for managing a caseload of service users with mental health needs who have been referred to the team via a number of access points. As a further extension of this role you will also be involved in crisis management as part of the duty system and you will undertake the role of the duty nurse on a rostered basis. You will work from our community base facility, via phone/agile working or within the service user's home.

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

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, preferably with adult and community mental health experience, you will be responsible for assessing and formulating individual interventions, plans and outcome measures that promote recovery, in line with the recovery Model and relevant legislation for all people on your case load.

You will need to have an up to date knowledge of NHS policies and practices in mental health. The successful applicants will have previous experience of a range of therapeutic interventions and psychotropic medications. You will have proven ability to work with partner agencies, lead projects and motivate people to deliver them. You will have excellent communication skills with a flexible approach.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 users needs and organisational values.

Person Specification

Community Psychiatric Nurse


  • Entry on a Register held by Nursing Midwifery Council(Sub Part 1 RN3, Registered Nurse Mental Health)
  • Experience of working in the community mental health services
  • Experience of using a range of therapeutic interventions in a mental health context
  • Experience of managing and organising own workload
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post Registration experience within mental health
  • Supervision of junior staff and students
  • Specialist skills in assessing and formulating individual intervention plans and outcome measures for adults with mental health problems
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Knowledge of NHS issues and current policies and practices in mental health
  • Knowledge of Psychotropic medications
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of CPA
  • Knowledge of CPA
  • IT skills
  • Able to use own initiative and work without supervision
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of assessment tools
  • Confident
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Proven ability to work with other agencies and professionals
  • Ability to lead and motivate projects and people
  • Flexibility of working hours
  • Enthusiastic
  • Evidence of working and achieving objectives/deadlines
  • Sense of humour
  • Able to work at multiple sites, including service user's homes
  • Be compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone
  • Enable yourself and others to act with confidence and authority in order to achieve the best outcome for everyone
  • Work with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone and everything we do
  • Act with transparency and honesty respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone.


  • Post graduate training relevant to Mental Health

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Community Recovery Service Dudley



B64 4SG

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