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Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum + HCA allowance
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Community Mental Health First Response Team (FRT), who are a friendly, fast paced, supportive team are looking to recruit a Community Mental Health Nurse who is flexible, creative, committed and able to adapt positively to change. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring delivery of high quality, recovery focused, appropriately targeted mental health services which operate in accordance with agreed plans and objectives. You will have a good awareness of current health and social care issues which affect or influence our community and care of adults with mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

You will need significant, direct experience of working in community mental health services and have highly developed skills to enable you to work in assessment and treatment of adults within the first response framework.

A key requirement for this role is having the acumen to work under pressure, to tight time frames and in prioritising competing demands.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you are a committed, experienced, and confident mental health practitioner with a passion for working within a multi-disciplinary team this could be the role for you. You will be expected to liaise effectively with other services which include specialist mental health services both in the community and inpatient settings; Mental Health Practitioners in Primary Care Networks, Thurrock Council and other external statutory or voluntary agencies. This exciting opportunity is pivotal in contributing to transformation of local mental health service provision.

In summary to apply you must demonstrate
  • Experience in community mental health.
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the willingness to learn
  • Ability to respond to competing priorities
  • Ability to support staff and facilitate change
  • Have good IT skills
  • A willingness to frequently travel to various locations within the Trust.

The appointed successful individual will be supported to access professional and personal opportunities to develop within this role with an offer of both informal and formal development opportunities. Support is maintained through regular supervision and appraisal. If you are highly motivated and committed with a strong desire to succeed and want to continue to develop and deliver a recovery focused service then you could be the person we are looking for.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Registered Mental Health (RMN)
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English Language
  • Ability to manage difficult situations sensitively by listening, showing tolerance and remaining objective

Annual leave entitlement

In line with the Agenda for Change terms and conditions, on appointment to the NHS you will be entitled to 27 days annual leave plus Bank holidays. Your entitlement will increase after 5 years NHS Service to 29 days plus bank holidays per year and then increase again to 33 days plus bank holidays after 10 years service.

EPUT Support Services

As a Trust we recognise that the last year has been challenging for us all, but EPUT are proud to support every individual with access to various support services, whether it be in regards to your work or personal life. The types of support that EPUT has available are: ..
  • OurEmployee Assistance Programme (EAP)is a free counselling service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.This is designed to provide you with independent, free and confidential information, advice and support to help you improve your wellness and wellbeing. Free counselling sessions can be offered either via telephone or face to face on a variety of topics.
  • Here For Youis a new support service in response to the pandemic, specifically for people who work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector or not-for-profit sector. EPUT staff can benefit from receiving support and advice via telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Support with long COVID offering webinars and support groups to raise awareness and provide advice.
  • Support with managing stress.
  • Occupational Health support via either management or self referrals.

The Trust can also offer a range of benefits such as: Lifestyle & Everyday Discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme, Car Leasing etc. of which more information can be provided on appointment to the role.

Person Specification education / skills Essential
  • Experience of working in acute Mental Health
  • Understanding their responsibilities under the care act
  • Understanding their responsibilites under the mental capacity act / CPA
  • qualification at degree level or relevant experience
  • knowledge of community mental health services
essential Essential
  • NMC qualification

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