Mental Health Nurse (Band 5)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This opportunity is for a highly motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join Mendip CMHS, with a keen interest in administering medication and undertaking physical health checks for clients with severe and enduring mental health problems within a community mental health team.

The successful post holder will work alongside a team to ensure physical health monitoring parity for patients and support treatment process. There will be an opportunity to offer psychological interventions and Dialogue assessments to support the wider team.

You will be working for a developing service which is challenging the traditional boundaries between primary and secondary care, with the ethos of no wrong door.

There is an expectation that the successful applicant will be phlebotomy and ECG trained or willing to work towards.

Main duties of the job

Personal responsibility will be paramount and this role will have oversight from a higher-banded registrant who will ensure a guided approach to all professional duties via supportive supervisory sessions. The higher-banded registrant will act as a mentor to this role.
  • Service Users
  • Families and Carers
  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Ward/Team Nurse Manager
  • Recovery Partners
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Profession
  • Consultants
  • Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise Partners
  • Doctors in training (Trust Grades and Trainees)
  • Other members of the Unit/Team

The post holder will liaise and work in partnership with voluntary agencies, GPs, acute inpatient services, home treatment teams, other community mental health services, primary care, out of hours GP service, Emergency Duty Team, Community Directorate, housing providers, substance misuse services, NHS Direct and the Safeguarding Children Team.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and person specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
  • RMN qualification
  • Current registration with relevant professional body-essential
  • Experience of assessment, care-plan, development and evaluation in conjunction with clients and carer - desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of working with people with mental health problems or experience of mental health difficulties - essential

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