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Community Mental Health Nurse (Older Adults)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl HCAs
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic band 6 community mental health nurse to join the Community Mental Health Care for Older People in City and Hackney.

Please indicate 3 reasons why you should be considered for this post. The post holder will: Act as care co-coordinator within the CPA framework and provide a client-cantered nursing care to patients under the care of the CMHCOP.

You must have at least 12 months post-registration experience, which should include working in community mental health care for older people. Effective time management and caseload management skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and a commitment to the principles and practice of effective team working.

You would be joining a friendly and forward-thinking multi-disciplinary, integrated service, which is committed to high standards of practice. We will support you in developing your clinical and supervisory skills, and progress to developing management skills.

We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals, support in CPD and opportunities for career progression. Working collaboratively with partners across health, social care and the voluntary/community sectors, City and Hackney CMHCOP is committed to improving patient and carers experience and outcomes in secondary mental health care for older adults.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, care and support to older people presenting with mental health issues and / or cognitive impairment within the borough of Tower Hamlets.

To conduct comprehensive and high quality holistic Health and Social Care (Care Act 2014) assessments

To act as a care co-ordinator for a caseload of service users and develop, implement and review individualised recovery focused care and support plans and commissioned packages of care. To conduct carers assessments and offer support and advice to carers and relatives.

To promote the needs of service users and offer and provide training and education accordingly. To act as a duty officer in line with the service duty rota, responding to emergencies and processing referrals.

To assist the Senior Practitioners and the Operational Lead in the management of the service and deputise in their absence, where appropriate.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Evidence of continual professional Development
  • Trained Adult Safeguarding Enquiry officer or willing to undertake Enquiry Officer training.



  • Experience in a relevant field in Mental Health.
  • Experience of hospital or community caseload management.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community in a complex environment.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-Professional or multi agency team



  • Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and how the act is used in practice.
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how the act is used to support service users and carers / relatives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Care Act 2014 and how the is Act implemented within care provision.
  • Understanding of the principles of CPA and the Recovery Model. Up to date knowledge of the current

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


CMHT for Older People, Unit 1, 30 Felstead Street, London,E9 5LG


E9 5LG

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