Community Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
The Forensic Community Service are seeking a Band 6 Community Nurse to join our team.

This post is being advertised to address a temporary need of 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered at the same band. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

The role will involve supporting people in their transition from Secure Inpatient Services into the community and post discharge. There will also be an opportunity to offer advice and support to Secondary Mental Health Services.

We are looking to appoint someone who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this patient group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a welcoming multi-disciplinary team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development.

The successful applicant will be joining the team during an exciting period of change. There will be an opportunity for involvement in service development.

We welcome applications from registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses.

The Forensic Community Service is based at Roseberry Park hospital however, we do support people within a wide geographical area. The post holder will be expected to travel.

Main duties of the job

(Including but not exclusively)

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To be responsible for provision of excellence in clinical care, providing clinical leadership to the team and promoting a culture of evidence-based practice.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for formal risk assessment, risk management planning and care of patients, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.

To act as care co-ordinator as appropriate.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to community support workers and students.

To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Health & Justice Service and the wider Trust.

About us

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staffOur staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in peopleWe have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

Disability Confident SchemeWe are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

Continuously improving servicesWe have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing Qualification, current professional registration with the NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Qualified practitioner in e.g. CBT, DBT, PSI etc (within agreed timescale).


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post graduate qualification in relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families / carers
  • Providing clinical supervision


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Experience in forensic mental health



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Care Pogramme Approach and its application in practice


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Roseberry Park

Marton Road



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