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Community Mental Health Nurse - OPCMHT/Dementia

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
New band 5 and 6 community nurses are offered the opportunity to apply for fast track programmes to support rapid progression to the next band.

An exciting new role has opened in the South East Essex Dementia and Older People's Community Mental Health Services. We are looking to recruit a qualified Community Mental Health Nurse to our growing team.

This role will be based at Sydervelt Centre, Canvey Island, Community Mental Health Team/Older People Services.

Main duties of the job

As the postholder you will ensure all care in delivered in accordance with the Trust's care programme approach guidelines. You will participate in the initial assessment of clients to determine appropriate CMHT/OP Service. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of recovery based care plans.

You must be able to demonstrate:

Good communication skills

Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Excellent observation skills

Knowledge of current Mental Health developments.

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

The post holder will be fully conversant and uphold their professional code of conduct.

Ensure all care is delivered in accordance with Trusts care programme approach guidelines.

To participate in the initial assessment of clients to determine appropriateness for CMHT/OP Service and to liaise with referring agencies to identify alternative agencies as appropriate to meet the clients needs.

Undertake risk assessments with clients and plan effectively to manage this in care plan with MDT.

Ensure that all interventions are undertaken within established time scales and according to standards of best evidence based practice and operational policy.

To work flexibly currently 9-5 Monday to Friday. This pattern is subject to change to meet clients needs and the guidelines of the National Service Framework and Access & Waiting time guidance.

Attend training as required and be compliant with Mandatory training

Keep updated in all legislative government initiatives.

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

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse MH
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in mental health services
  • ENB998/Mentorship in Public Services or equivalent
Knowledge Essential
  • A good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Excellent working knowledge of the practices and principles of the Care Programme Approach
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical conditions and systems of good practice in modern acute mental health
  • To be aware of Policies and Procedures with the Trust
  • Maintain own mandatory training and undertake other training as required
  • Knowledge and skills in risk management and assessment
  • Able to undertake comprehensive assessments, including physical health care, health promotion, social inclusion and recovery
  • Ability to write clear, concise, relevant, accurate, evidence based record keeping
  • Commitment to the principles of recovery and work in a way that identifies people's needs, strengths and enhances hope, optimism, and respect during the recovery process
  • Knowledge of current Mental Health developments
  • Competent in practising ethically and challenge inequality
  • Uphold and practice all of diversity and ethical policies and procedures
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Experience of ensuring that the values including Care, Compassion, Competence, communication, Courage and Commitment are adhered to daily, and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary setting
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate using Care Programme Approach
  • Excellent observation skills
  • Able to give clear concise verbal information
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Ability to work in partnership by developing and maintaining constructive working relationship with colleagues.
  • Provide care to promote social inclusion and Vocational Services
  • Experience working with Older Adults
  • Advanced IT skills, including use of Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Shares the Trust's Beliefs and models this in their attitude and behaviour
  • Ensures that the organisational values of open, compassionate and empowering are demonstrated by self and others every day and that any matters of concern are addressed in a timely way, either directly; or raised with the relevant Line Manager; or through the relevant processes within the Trust as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate effectively and give concise and accurate feedback
  • Competent to work effectively in a busy environment whilst managing caseload
  • Be approachable, friendly and caring
  • Team building skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Flexible and Reliable - good time keeping
  • Uphold EPUT Customer Care standards
  • Commitment to working with families and carers and ensure their views are taken into account
Additional Requirements Essential
  • Fitness Analysis as appropriate
  • Current driving licence
  • Ability to travel across sites and across Trust boundaries to attend meetings, etc

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