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Police Triage Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck. We are actively seeking a motivated individual to work in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, with the aim of resolving Mental Health crises in the community, as identified through existing police channels, across the South Staffordshire area.

The Community Triage Service represents a joint initiative between Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Staffordshire Police. It is aimed at assessing people in emotional distress (where Mental Health may be a factor) at the point in which they come into contact with frontline local policing personnel.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading on the assessment of people referred to the service.
  • You will enable persons in contact with the Police service with a mental disorder, learning disability, or substance misuse, to have equitable access to care.
  • You will endeavour to provide clear liaison with all agencies involved in the Health and Police pathways, making sure that services are fully aware of all relevant information pertaining to current and historic risks.
  • You will facilitate effective communication between the Police, social care and local mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services in conjunction with the B3 staff who support the Community Triage Team.
  • You must act at all times with due regard to any legal (e.g. MHA, MCA) and/or professional (e.g. NMC Code of Conduct) and/or MPFT/Staffordshire Police policy/procedure guidance.
  • The completion of Risk assessments and communication of any identified changes to all relevant parties as part of the risk management process.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Attractive relocation package
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be a Mental Health Nurse in a community setting at MPFT? - YouTube

We are an award-winning team and have recently been ranked by HSJ awards as top in the Midlands for Mental Health, Learning and Development and Community Trusts as Best Place to work recommended by employees. When you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

This Service will be open and accessible to people over the age of 16 years, where emotional distress is a significant factor in necessitating contact with Police services, where it is believed that they may have a mental illness, learning disability, or misuse substances.

You will be required to support the delivery of face to face community based assessments, and will be expected to collaborate with other health, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver high quality care, ensuring wherever possible the involvement of the service user and their family or carer.

The service aims to reduce the numbers and to improve the outcomes and experiences for those who are detained or at risk of being detained under Section 136 MHA, and working in close partnership with Local Crisis Home Treatment team in exploring and offering the least restrictive options.

The post holder will be required to work both day and twilight/night shifts (4pm-3.30am), in order to meet the demands of the Service including some weekend work when working the twilight/night shifts.

For further information/informal discussion, please contact Michelle Gibson on 0808 1963002

Person Specification



  • Be a Qualified & Registered Mental-health Nurse (RMN)


  • Non medical prescribing qualification



  • Have extensive post-registration experience


  • Previous experience of working in Substance Misuse
  • Experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Haywood Lodge, St George's Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3AG

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