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Community Mental Health Nurse

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
We can offer the role as flexible working, including condensed hours (8-6, 4 days a week)/part time/full time

A role for a Community Mental Health Practitioner is available at an exciting time for Oldham CMHT. We are working towards our 5 year Transformation plan , which aims to bring about an integrated model of Primary, Secondary and Specialist mental health services to ensure our clients are supported through diagnosis, symptom management, risk management and recovery to enable people with mental health problems live a good life and recognise the role mental health services have in assisting clients with this. The Trust has made significant funding available to the CMHT to ensure the new model has a solid foundation to support this change.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which creates an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a difference to people's lives, our team has a warm welcome waiting for you.

Main duties of the job

Assessment of health and social care needs

Producing collaborative care plans

Risk assessment and management

Monitoring and evaluating care plans

Liaising with wider MDT

Providing evidence based therapeutic interventions

Providing education advice, emotional and psychological support

To promote choice in service user involvement in care planning and risk management

Ensure practice is in line with social inclusion and recovery models

Identify packages of care to meet the needs of the service user

Ensure carer involvement in the service user's care

To report concerns identified under Safeguarding adult procedures

Maintaining accurate records

About us

We are proud of the consistent feedback from the teams that shows working in Oldham is different from their experience working in other areas. What sets Oldham apart is the great working relationships within the teams and wider mental health teams in the Borough, fantastic peer support, with staff members having a wealth of knowledge and experience. The managers are proactive at providing advice and guidance where required, with an open-door policy in place. As managers we like to encourage professional autonomy through assisting the development of practitioners' skills and talents, using a reflective approach, while also providing a more nurturing approach where needed.

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.

All individuals meeting the person specification criteria are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess the health and social care needs of individuals referred to the service, holistically, under the agreed procedures.
  • To conduct specialist mental health assessments and Risk Assessments and devise appropriate care plans and risk management plans.
  • To provide evidence based therapeutic interventions appropriate to the service users assessed needs.
  • With regards to Care Act eligibility identify packages of care to meet the needs of those people referred to the team and to implement these packages of care or refer onto other services as appropriate.
  • To perform the duties of a Care Manager in arranging the commissioning of services to ensure the needs of the client referred to the team are met effectively, reviewed regularly and provided according to local authority guidance.
  • To assist service users in applying for individualised budgets under self-directed support.
  • To provide direct assistance, including education and advice, emotional and psychological support to those referred to the team with the aim of promoting re-enablement and recovery.
  • To promote choice and service user involvement in care planning and risk management.
  • To ensure practice is in line with social inclusion and recovery models.
  • To support and work with colleagues, other MDT members and outside agencies collaboratively and in best interests of the service user.
  • To liaise with and provide written and verbal feedback to clients, carers and relevant professionals (e.g. GPs), giving due regard to consent, confidentiality and Information Governance guidelines.
  • To ensure all carers are offered Carer Assessments.
  • To act as an Appropriate Adult under the Police of Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
  • To report and investigate concerns identified under Safeguarding Adults procedures.
  • To complete social circumstances reports for Mental Health Act Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings.
  • To observe the legal requirements of the current Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and other relevant legislative frameworks.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous clinical records on all service user contact, in accordance with current Trust documentation standards, and with due regard to confidentiality and Information Governance guidelines.
  • To complete all necessary inputting, training and documentation related to electronic record systems and the clustering of service users.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
  • Current registration with appropriate regulatory body (e.g. NMC, AHPC)
  • Completion of appropriate post qualification consolidation e.g. Preceptorship or the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE)


  • Qualification in psychologic therapeutic interventions
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Substantial experience of relevant post registration practice
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Experience of working with people with a range of severe and complex mental health problems


  • Experience of clinical supervision of other staff
  • Experience of working within a Community setting



  • Good working knowledge of therapeutic assessment techniques and interventions in the management of behaviour of individuals with complex mental health needs
  • Knowledge of a range of screening and assessment tools and interventions utilised to support individuals with severe and complex mental health problems
  • Comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding adults procedures and practice
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Care Act
  • Comprehensive understanding of roles and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach
  • Understanding of key national and local policies and drivers in relation to adult mental health service


  • Knowledge of local authority and CCG commissioning processes

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to undertake the care coordinator role . Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessment and risk assessment / management and be accountable for decision making . Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills . Ability to manage own emotions and deal with others in highly stressful situations . Ability to engage with and provide therapeutic interventions for this client group and carers . Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant care records and reports to a professional standard . Evidence of ability to manage a diverse and complex caseload, prioritise . Application Form . Interview own time and work under pressure . Ability to coordinate and delegate the work of junior staff . Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour . IT Skills

Work Related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs . Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies . Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Maple House

Southlink Business Park, Hamilton Street



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