Community Mental Health Nurse, Band 5-6 progression post

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Intensive Life Skills Pathway, Shropshire.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience delivering an evidenced based team treatment model to people who experience the complex emotional and personality difficulties, associated with adverse experience and trauma.

The successful candidate will be supported through a formal preceptorship process, to progress from a Band 5 to 6 over a period of 12 -18 months, dependent upon prior experience, and contingent on achievement of the required competencies.

We are a specialist community team providing assessment, formulation and intervention using a Structured Clinical Management (SCM) framework. Our focus is on treatment, recovery and enablement to increase emotional, social and practical functioning, through a combination of group skill based learning and individual therapy.

The successful applicant will hold a small caseload delivering both individual and group interventions. An understanding of this model is desirable, but training and supervision are prioritised, with a strong focus on clinical and professional development.

There is an emphasis on team based multi-disciplinary care and decision making. We value compassionate reflective approaches, supporting collaborative ways of working alongside service users.

We have a culture of active service development which involves practitioners of all bands and experience.

Main duties of the job

  • As part of this role, you will be working in a specialist adult community mental health pathway and responsible for care coordination of an identified caseload of service users.
  • You will be responsible for undertaking clinical assessments in accordance with the clinical pathway, to establish the person's needs, goals, risks, and strengths, to inform and generate a formulation-based care plan agreed with all involved.
  • Responsibility for delivering evidenced based therapeutic interventions on a 1:1 and group basis, in accordance with an agreed care plan.
  • You will also have the opportunity to assist with consultations, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within the Community Mental Health Service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.
    The ideal candidate:
    • A relevant nursing qualification or other registration - RMN .
    • A keen interest working with people with complex emotional mental health needs.
    • Ability to deliver group and individual interventions.
    • Ability to work with service users expressing high levels of distress
    • A positive attitude and a caring and compassionate approach.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Before applying for this exciting and rewarding job opportunity, we encourage you to view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse on NMC register


  • BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level
  • Additional relevant training



  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex emotional mental health needs.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating, providing evidenced based interventions and working alongside people with complex mental health needs in a community setting.


  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously
  • Experience of providing group interventions



  • Skilled in the assessment of clinical risk and developing and communicating appropriate risk management plans.
  • Skilled in interventions to engage people who struggle to engage.
  • Skills of assessing, planning and evaluating care, for people with complex emotional mental health related difficulties


  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills - including delegation and supervision to junior staff.

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical/managerial supervision.
  • Team player, integrity, negotiation skills, good time management/organisation skills
  • Commitment and a positive attitude to client group.
  • Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Fuller House

Hall Court



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