This job has expired

Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Would you like to be part of an exciting development that is taking place within Central & South Beds particularly our Dunstable community, within a new modern integrated health and social care hub?

We have numerous posts now available for a Community Mental Health Nurse

You will be part of The Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Ampthill & Biggleswade Community Mental Health Services This brand new hub development will be a 'one stop' hub where people can access high-quality care and services close to where they live making it accessible, convenient and easier for local residents to use. It will bring a mix of health and care professionals in a single location to promote more joined-up working between the NHS, the council, voluntary and community sectors.

The team is also made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers. Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Support Recovery Workers, Peer Support Worker, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Undertake specialist and comprehensive assessment of needs
  • Co-ordinate care for a defined caseload
  • Undertake physical health assessments and provide or support access to appropriate intervention.
  • Practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.
  • Ensure high standard and accurate verbal/written communication about patient care with

all team members.

Put service users at the centre of everything achieved, taking responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.
  • Work to values that include self-determination, empowerment and choice for service users
  • Work in partnership with service users and empower them to draw on their individual strengths and assets, and set goals they would like to achieve in all aspects of their lives.

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

There are many other development opportunities that you will have access to. If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is available to existing Band 6s or experienced Band 5s who wish to progress in their career.

We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse professional. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic skill set and managerial skills. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.

The post holder will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the operational policy. The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner within an integrated Multi-disciplinary team. This will involve the assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the client. The post holder will be confident and competent in administering IM injections and fully aware of the Medicines Management Guidance & associated policies.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • RMN


  • Qualification in assessing students



  • Experience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-Professional team
  • Experience of working with older adults would be of benefit but experience of CMHT/CRT is essential

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently
  • Ability to be innovative in daily practice
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to engage with people with mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to engage with people with mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • Understanding of the key themes of clinical governance and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities policies and practice and how they affect staff and service users
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub

Court Drive



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert