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Community Mental Health Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
27 Nov 2023
Birkenhead Community Mental Health Team are looking to recruit a Band 5 Community Mental Health Practitioner. The role will focus on providing support to the team in delivery of safe and effective clinical service, the main aspects of the role is medication review and administration, assessment of mental and physical health. The work involves working within a clinic or community setting. The post holder will hold a Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification. They will work under the direction of the Clinical Lead, have good communication skills, an ability to work in partnership with service users and carers and be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team setting.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player, who is able to support and be actively involved in the further development of integrated working practice within the team.

Please note, this role requires candidates to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes

Main duties of the job

1. Manage individual casework in the most efficient manner possible, taking into consideration the economies of time, distance and expense whilst maintaining the highest standards of care.2. Liaising, consulting and discussing all aspects of community mental health nursing.3. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary meetings.4. Maintain recording systems to support the above, providing statistical information to agencies and the Team Manager/head of clinical services as required.5. To manage a defined caseload with responsibility for the review of care needs for service users.6. Delivering professional standards of care using evidence based practice.7. Ensuring that all communications with colleagues, clients and families are clearly understood, giving written confirmation of verbal communications where there is observed to be a need.8. Promote the recovery agenda with service users9.Taking responsibility for maintaining and advancing own professional knowledge and keeping abreast with current developments.10. Being responsible for checking and recording prescribed medication, in accordance with the established procedure.11. The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties appropriate to the role that is requested of them by the team manager / clinical lead / head of clinical services.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • RMN or equivalent level qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Minimum of 1 years post qualified experience


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting
  • Mentor qualification
  • Evidence of using Microsoft software



  • Experience of / exposure to implementation of changes in working practices.
  • Experience of / exposure to monitoring standards of care.
  • Experience of / exposure to working within a multidisciplinary team setting.

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Specialist knowledge relevant to the service.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation


  • Evidence of involvement with audits

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Stein Centre

Derby Road


CH42 0LQ

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