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Mental Health Depot and Clozapine Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our Depot and Clozapine Clinic within Hereford City. You will be part of a smaller clinic team while working within the Hereford City Neighbourhood Team.

The role will include assisting with the running of the depot/clozapine clinic and the administration and supervision of long acting injections. In the Clozapine Clinic you will be responsible for venepuncture and physical health monitoring and dispensing of medication. You will also be responsible in ensuring that the physical health needs of those diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis are met.

The team works within a multi-disciplinary service and the role will be varied and will offer opportunities to work with service users suffering from a range of serious mental illnesses and dual diagnoses.

We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development, supervision as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a comprehensive, accessible and responsive mental health services to adults within the local area.
  • To deliver physical health interventions to patients under the service inclusive of phlebotomy.
  • To assist in the management of a depot/clozapine clinic.
  • To administer long acting injections and facilitate clozapine monitoring.
  • To continually develop clinical, team and service evaluation and delivery of the service.
  • To contribute to effective multi-disciplinary working within the CMHT and build effective liaison with community, primary and other secondary and tertiary services and agencies within the area.
  • To meet the changing demands of the service as required.

  • About us

    At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

    Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

    We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

    What we offer
    • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
    • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
    • Flexible and agile working opportunities
    • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
    • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
    • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
    • Health and wellbeing opportunities

    If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within a Neighbourhood.

    The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community. The post holder will communicate with people with a range of mental health needs, to provide and receive complex, sensitive information to people where there are barriers to understanding.

    The post holder will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence. As a registered practitioner you are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice

    For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification

    Skills & Abilities


    • The post holder will utilise best evidence in order to analyse and to undertake a core mental health assessment, Formulate, Plan, implement and evaluate care.
    • The post holder will ensure that the physical health needs of individuals on their caseload are screened, monitored and appropriately responded to.
    • The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community.

    Additional Criteria


    • High quality holistic approach to the care and support provided to clients in the community who have been identified as in need of community nurse support to enable them to exercise choice over their own lives



    • One years experience working with people with mental health (this can be pre-qualification experience)



    • Registered NMC Nurse
    • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



    • Knowledge of current mental health issues
    • Knowledge of risk assessment
    • Knowledge of Common medications


    • Knowledge of Clozapine and depot management
    • Knowledge of Physical health checks

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Unit D

    178 Widemarsh Street


    HR4 9HN

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