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Community Mental Health Nurse

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse in the Barnet Intensive Enablement Team as we are looking to expand our friendly, approachable and effective service. We are committed to transforming our service into a quality rehabilitation team and need additional skilled staff to help us achieve our ambition.

As one of our CPNs you will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, providing effective care and specialist advice for people with psychosis and complex mental health needs and their carers, in order to support their wellbeing and recovery.

You will liaise with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care, including providers of residential and supported accommodation ( mental health specific) . You will have the opportunities to be creative and facilitate group work and provider events. You will also lead on physical health projects within the team.

You will have the opportunity to undertake duties designed to extend clinical and managerial expertise as delegated by the manager when required. This will include deputising in the absence of the Senior Practitioner CPN

Main duties of the job

  • Carry overall responsibility for the management of a caseload
  • Deliver effective care and treatment that is carried out within a multidisciplinary framework and in collaboration with other agencies.
  • Involve service users and their carers in planning care that includes all of their individual and diverse needs.
  • Design individual programmes of care collaboratively with patients to maximize self management and social inclusion and reflect their own goals and aspirations. Review and adjust plans according to changing service user needs.
  • Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions using developed interpersonal skills such as CBT or psycho-education.
  • Provide service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information which will assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.
  • Be creative and facilitate groups and provider engagement sessions
  • Lead on physical health projects with the senior practitioner CPN.
  • Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions using developed interpersonal skills such as CBT or psycho-education.
  • Provide service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information which will assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.
  • Administer medication, monitor for effects and side-effects, in accordance with NMC Standards and Trust policies.
  • Facilitate vocational rehabilitation and those aspects of mental health recovery concerning occupation.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner.
  • Dip/BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • Evidence of further post-registration education and training or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification.


  • Relevant qualification in Psychosocial Interventions with people with severe and enduring mental health problems

Experience & Knowledge


  • Minimum two years post registration experience, one of which will be as working with people with complex mental health problems.
  • Awareness of patient care within the wider context of the organisation
  • Have an understanding of the importance of user/carer involvement
  • Awareness of treatment outcomes, recovery tools, care planning, assessment of risk.
  • Have an understanding of equal opportunities, diversity and anti discriminatory practice


  • Knowledge of the roles within the multi-professional team

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess clinical situations quickly and use initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement risk management plans.
  • The ability to implement clinical and line management supervision.


  • Report writing skills
  • Group facilitation skills

Personal Qualities


  • Team working, interpersonal skills and written and verbal skills, importance of a positive can do attitude and a positive attitude to change
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Adaptable to change
  • Committed to equal opportunities
  • Is able to work using a non judgemental manner
  • Contribute to improving the quality of life for service users

Other Requirements


  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • An understanding and positive regard for the needs and rights of people with mental health problems and their carers
  • Ability to manage stress and work under pressure
  • Ability to work to ensure effective communication both within and outside the services
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments, needs and demands


  • Full driving licence
  • Personal experience of mental health problems

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Halliwick Centre, St Ann's Hospital. N15 3TH

Halliwick Centre


N15 3TH

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