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Community Psychiatric Nurse

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Full-Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

Hello, my name is Jodie and I'm the team manager for the Enhanced Team West in Wakefield. We have an appealing opportunity for a registered practitioner with mental health experience to join our service and work alongside our multidisciplinary team. We welcome applications from band 5 practitioners, who are interested in development role. As a service we are friendly, open, and supportive of one another and aim to achieve the best outcome for our service users.

We work with services users aged 18-65 who have severe and complex mental health issues. Referrals are made through several our trust services. Our base is a community team hub which helps to provide flexibility, openness and ease for support and advice. The base is within a central location with amenities, transport links and parking easily accessible.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of service users, with a range of diagnoses and needs. They will be responsible for arranging care, liaison with other professionals and agencies as well as managing and reviewing care plans and risk assessments, ensuring these are done collaboratively and in line with CPA. The successful candidate will also be able to offer evidence based clinical decisions and treatment options.

They will take responsibility as the duty worker on a rota basis, providing support to the wider team caseload which may include medication queries, concerns from family members and generalised support. This may also include responding to crisis calls from the wider caseload when on the duty rota.

They will be able to offer support to other disciplines within the team and be confident in their decision making.

The successful candidate will be an efficient organiser, managing their workload and be flexible to meet the needs of service.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Has continuing responsibility for the provision of skilled interventions to people with mental health problems in the community. Works within a multi-disciplinary team as a member of a Enhanced CMHT.

Key Result Areas:
  • Management of own caseload in line with C.P.A. procedures and risk management protocols.
  • Provision of leadership to the Enhanced Team in respect of psycho-social interventions to people and their carers in line with national and local practice standards, e.g. NICE.
  • Supervision and support of other team members.
  • Participation in service development and clinical governance structures.

  • Assesses needs and identifies problems relevant to the care of people referred.
  • Devises a plan of care in partnership with the person and carers.
  • Implements the planned programme of care to ensure a high standard is achieved.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of the care provided and where appropriate initiates any action.
  • Advises and supports the person and carers to promote health and well-being and to prevent illness.
  • Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the person and initiates action that may be required.
  • Establishes and maintains satisfactory communication with all agencies involved in the persons care in both hospital and community.
  • Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Management of enquiries and direct referrals of people in accordance with Enhanced team operational Policy and participates in the team duty rota.
  • Maintain professional registration and demonstrate commitment to statutory codes of practice and continued professional development requirements.

  • For full job description, please see attached supporting documents

    Person Specification

    Special Knowledge/Skills


    • Working knowledge of recent government legislation, e.g. Mental Health Act, Health & Safety, Care Programme Approach
    • Able to work incorporating principles of Clinical Governance
    • Proven skills in partnership working with people who use services and their carers
    • Shows awareness of equality and diversity and is able to incorporate this into care planning and the delivery of care
    • Ability to act up in the absence of the team manager
    • Knowledge of using IT systems to record clinical activity
    • Knowledge of audit processes
    • Knowledge of carer services/issues


    • Proven activity in audit
    • Knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as dual diagnosis, peri-natal mental health, working with people experiencing psychosis, working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder



    • Assessment and care planning skills
    • Risk assessment and risk management
    • Relevant post-registration qualifications and/or training
    • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills


    • Successful completion of venepuncture course and able to demonstrate competence

    Physical Attributes


    • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post
    • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy)

    Personal Attributes


    • Time management
    • Self-direction
    • Reliability, enthusiasm, motivation, flexible resourcefulness, adaptable
    • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
    • Autonomy
    • Diplomacy
    • Leadership skills



    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing people experiencing complex mental health problems
    • Experience of supporting and supervising colleagues/students/trainees
    • Experience of using IT systems to support, record and monitor clinical activity
    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing risk in a variety of settings
    • Proven ability in assessing the needs and strengths of people and their carers Experience of delivering a range of therapeutic interventions
    • Working within an integrated multi-disciplinary environment and co-working with other teams and professions within team meetings, case conferences and professional meetings
    • Ability to support colleagues with day-to-day caseload management including prioritisation of responsibilities in times of high clinical demand
    • Ability to promote and develop links with other professionals for, e.g. practitioners within long term conditions, primary care
    • Evidence of knowledge and application in practice of national guidance and standards, e.g. NICE, CQC, CQUINs
    • Experience of working holistically with older adults in a bio psycho-social model of care with emphasis on physical ill health that impacts on mental wellbeing


    • Experience of working in an assertive community treatment model



    • RMN current NMC registration
    • Social Worker/Occupational Therapist-current HCPC registration
    • Experience of mentoring/supporting learners or ability to demonstrate the skills required for effective mentoring
    • Practice Education/Practice Assessor Preparation Certificate

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


    Drury Lane Health And Wellbeing Centre,

    Drury Lane,


    West Yorkshire,

    WF1 2TE

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