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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum Incl. HCAS
Closing date
24 Nov 2023
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated Band 6 CPN to work as part of the Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults.

Location: The post holder will be a member of the Bracknell Community Mental Health Team for Older People and as such will be mainly based at based at Church Hill House in Bracknell and work within its hours of operation as set out in its operational policy.

Hours: Current working pattern is Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 19.00pm (Shifts are: 09.00 - 17.00 or 11.00-19.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 - 15.00 on Sat - Sun and Bank Holidays). We also have remote working with the opportunity to work from home on occasions.

We are looking to recruit a CPN who enjoys working with older people to help a multi disciplinary team deliver a needs lead service. You will carry out comprehensive assessments of older adults and offer treatment and support to older people, including those in crisis.

Main duties of the job

  • To have clinical responsibility for a case load as specified by the Clinical Team Leader.
  • To assess service user needs, plan effectively, monitor and evaluate interventions using evidence-based practice which is relevant to individual needs and within a framework of research and audit.
  • To participate in duty work on a rota basis when necessary.
  • To ensure the implementation of Trust and national policies regarding CPA and risk strategies, and in accordance with the current legislation
  • To maintain comprehensive case records in line with Trust requirements

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell.
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality.
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption, and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner i.e., RMN.
  • Proven ability to work with other disciplines and organisations.
  • Full UK driving licence and use of a car for work purposes, with the appropriate insurance for business use.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have.

Please dont hesitate to call: Ronnie Marshall on 01344 823220 or email: who will be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN)
  • Mentorship/ Recognised Qualification in CBT, Psycho-Social Interventions

Continuous Professional Development


  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • IT skills- competent in use of Microsoft outlook and word.
  • Proven ability to work with other disciplines and organisations.
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Report writing skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Church Hill House

51-52 Turing Drive


RG12 7FR

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