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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Would you like to join a growing team and be part of transforming services for those who have mental health rehabilitation needs? Having the opportunity to be of the development of the new service from the very beginning? If you are a senior mental health clinician with experience of working with people with serious mental health needs and keeps service users and their loved ones at the heart of everything they do.

As a result of the extra investment that is coming into Mental health services as part of the NHS Long term Plan, we are excited to be able to expand and transform what we offer to this service user group and their families. You will work as part of a community rehab team, part of the wider rehab pathway offering interventions that are in line with National guidance.

Thepost holder is identified as having specialist knowledge in the mental health needs of adults and their families with specific focus and remit to deliver significant improvements in services for patients that have long term mental health conditions and rehabilitation needs.

Main duties of the job

To provide the Community Rehabilitation Team (CRT) with the defined level of expertise as a registered Mental Health Nurse in a defined role within the CRT.

This includes providing a specific expertise in assessment and care planning for service users within the CRT service. Advocate rights of individuals to live independently, with their families, with careers or with placements. Continue to work with people with mental health needs by working with the service users in a holistic and person-centred approach.

To provide a lead role as a Mental Health Nurse when working with fellow colleagues within the community rehabilitation team. Assist the team in assessments and formulations, care/management/crisis and placements, this includes inpatient units within the trust and wider placements within the local authority. Taking a particular lead in medication support/management or those service users under national legislation of the Mental Health Act.

To provide a lead role as a Mental Health Nurse when working with fellow colleagues within the community rehabilitation team. Assist the team in assessments and formulations, care/management/crisis and placement plan to enable to CRT to assist service users transition from in-patient to discharge back into the community.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To develop and maintain service relationships with internal services and external organisations including the local authority and external NHS or private healthcare providers.

To maintain a caseload of service users within the CRT, attend group formulation/planning meetings and support fellow colleagues with formulation. Undertaking activities with service users in the community.

To provide realistic, timely and occasionally intensive Nurse led interventions to patients within a community setting.

The role will be working with serviced users with a serious or complex mental health illness.

Person Specification



  • Core Professional qualification to degree / diploma level in Nursing or Occupational Therapy.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Nurse registrants: Completion of Preceptorship.


  • Nurse mentorship / Practice Education



  • Experience of working with people with complex mental health presentations such as those with psychosis and/ or personality disorders in community settings.
  • Knowledge and experience of working under the Care Programme Approach.
  • Experience of using psychological formulations to identify intervention targets
  • Experience in the assessment and management of clinical risk.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.


  • Experience of working in an EIP service.
  • Experience of specialist EIP assessments and interventions
  • Experience of working therapeutically with individuals experiencing psychosis

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of national agenda related to EIP services
  • Good working knowledge of risk assessment, risk formulation and risk management.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care for people with psychosis
  • Competent IT skills including word, outlook, excel and power point.
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively, meeting expected deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professionals.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to produce and present clear letters / reports
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use.


  • Knowledge of specialist EIP assessments and interventions

Contractual requirements


  • Ability and willingness to travel across Trust sites to meet service demand

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital




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