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Community Mental Health Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Are you? A driven and dynamic Nurse?

An experienced Registered General Nurse (RGN) working in the NHS or Private Sector?

An experienced RGN wanting to return to the profession after a career break?

Wanting to make a difference to someone's life?

Ready for a new challenge?

Wanting to work with the best nurses in the UK?

If you've answered yes to any of the above, then we WANT to talk to you!

West London Health Trust wants you to become part of something special

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and the only way to do that is by investing in our extraordinary colleagues who work for us. We are looking for people to join our team who are rewarded by seeing their patients turn a corner after a demanding journey to recovery.

We have created an exciting new development of RGN posts to work with our existing services to deliver high quality physical health care in our mental health inpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

We provide a welcoming environment, offering personalised care to improve people's health and wellbeing. Adult Mental Health Services are fast paced and dynamic and we welcome individuals who have a real passion for delivering quality outcomes.
  • To take a lead on nursing related physical healthcare delivery with direct contact and intervention with patients.
  • To support the existing workforce in delivering physical healthcare and take an active role in training and developing the workforce in delivery of basic physical healthcare monitoring and treatment.
  • Take part in multi-disciplinary team meetings and support staff in ensuring that physical health assessment, treatment and care planning are undertaken in a timely manner.
  • To provide support to Lead nurse/Matron by providing physical health reviews and evaluations at their request.
  • To provide regular assessment of the physical health needs of patients with appropriate follow up (screening and intervention) and monitoring of outcomes. In particular, use of the Lester cardio-metabolic health resource
  • Produce outstanding written reports based on your nursing assessments & observations

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role will involve a number of elements which will support people with mental health conditions in the new integrated mental health teams.

These roles will be key in providing professional nursing support to the new primary care network based teams and will provide mental and physical health support helping people to engage with their local communities and benefit from all the supports available locally.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which will cover a Primary Care Network or locality and will work across networks to form a truly innovative and ground breaking support structure.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Professional qualification in mental health - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with current NMC registration


  • Educated to degree or Diploma level with other courses relevant to primary care mental health services e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy etc.
  • RGN/physical health qualification
  • Evidence of recent and on-going relevant further professional development



  • Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines


  • Evidence of experience in a Band 6 position or equivalent
  • Other relevant post registration experience
  • Audit and research experience
  • Experience of teaching/training in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience of working in a primary care setting/ social care/ voluntary sector



  • Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
  • Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
  • Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
  • Use of psychosocial assessment methods
  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
  • Team/self-management and organisational skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service
  • Computer literate

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to frequently work under pressure and maintain intense concentration, particularly in unpredictable situations where there will be exposure to highly distressed and/or disturbed patients, often exhibiting challenging behaviours and the risk of physical violence
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required.
  • Exercise initiative, flexibility and tact and self-awareness
  • Willing to use peer and group supervision creatively
  • Be able to work flexibly if required
  • Be aware of the limitations in your competencies and seek appropriate senior advice and leadership


  • Personal experience of a mental health condition

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hounslow Central MINT

MINT Central Hounslow



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