Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Community Integrated Mental Health Services (CIMHS) South Team, central to the Newham Mental Health Transformation. The service aims to provide care to the service users of Newham, working in partnership with the Primary Care Network (PCN) structure in Newham and third sector provision. The service offer a flexible and accessible approach to working with service users to achieve their goals towards recovery.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurse to join our dynamic and innovative team in CIMHS South. The role will involve working collaboratively with PCN colleagues, providing advice and support, in addition to carrying out assessments and interventions. In addition to a medical team, you will be working in partnership with OT's, Community Connectors, Peer Support Workers, Clinical Associate Psychologists and many more.

In return, you will be provided with an opportunity to work with a diverse and supportive team of professionals, committed to providing a high quality service for our service users. There are a number of opportunities to develop both personally and professionally throughout the service.

Main duties of the job

To link with a number of GP practices and with the community recovery team catchment area teams and Consultant Psychiatrists linked to the PCNs, providing Primary Care colleagues with advice and support on cases they are managing, including carrying out assessments at the GP's request.

To gather information from GP surgeries, CRT's and prepare in organising provision of assessment, treatment of service users with mental health needs in the primary care settings and to supervise primary care support workers including Peer Support Workers, Community Connectors etc. To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for a caseload of people with mental health problems who are being managed by Primary Care, including the administration of Depot medication

The MHN will promote effective psychiatric interventions and improved Care Pathways by supporting GP practices to manage Primary Care Mental Health needs. The MHN will support the CIMHS for Mental Health interventions (and Depot administration, where/if needed). The MHN will support robust and reliable referrals systems between the GP practices and secondary care as well as support the development of primary/ secondary care interface.

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


  • Recognised mental health qualification in nursing.
  • Current Professional Registration
  • Evidence of continual professional development and revalidation of practice



  • Experience as a community psychiatric nurse.
  • Experience in working with diverse agencies in a complex environment
  • At least one year's experience of working as a Community Mental Health Nurse in a community setting
  • At least three year's experience of working as a RMN in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of completing full psycho-social assessments and writing reports.
  • Previous experience of acting as a Primary Care Link Worker.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing about a range of complex issues
  • Ability to provide structured and focused consultation to GPs
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and to work proactively under supervision
  • Ability to use current IT systems for data entry and analysis
  • Ability to assess people who may have serious mental health problems and to advise other colleagues on treatment options.
  • To engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner. To assess their needs, design and deliver appropriate interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of the process.
  • Ability to assist and support patients to comply with their treatment plans.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham CIMHS South

117 Balaam Street


E13 8AF

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