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Community Mental health Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual with a demonstrable interest in working with patients who are living with a mental illness in the community.

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is committed to working in partnership with patients/carers and a range of other care staff and agencies to provide truly person centred services.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Main duties of the job

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for service users who are referred to the recovery and wellbeing team.

They will be a member of a multidisciplinary team and work in close co-operation with hospital based and primary health care based professionals. They will be responsible for the maintenance of standards of care within the Recovery & Wellbeing Team and actively participate in the training and education of students and staff seconded to the service. In addition, they will also be responsible for ensuring that an integrated assessment and treatment service is provided to the clients and ensure that a good inter-disciplinary working environment is maintained.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. 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 the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

You must have excellent communication skills, commitment to working flexibly to meet patients needs, be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively in a multi disciplinary team setting. You must have an awareness of current health and social care issues that affect community care for Adults with mental health needs.

You will have commitment to your own development including experience of a varied caseload, health promotion and clinical supervision. Your active participation in providing a variety of learning opportunities for students and participating in training initiatives in general will be a part of the role.

The post also offers the opportunity to actively influence and participate in the development of services to Adult with mental health needs living in the South West area.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Team manager - Bheki Mlotshwa on 01268 243500.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy, please click current vacancies in employment section on our website

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Experience working in mental health services
  • Experience of supervising and management of students and junior staff
  • Willingness to develop skills in managing junior staff and students
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health nurse (qualified 18months - 2years)
  • Experience of working in acute mental health services
  • knowledge of physical health issues in mental health
Access to a car Essential
  • Car driver and access to a vehicle

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