Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Canvey Island
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to join our Community Mental Health team based in Canvey Island.

we are looking to recruit Mental Health Nurses into our team and we would welcome applications from people who have yet to work in the community as we are supportive and committed to developing the skills of our future workforce.

we also have well-being service that we offer to patients that receive depot / Clozapine medications and there are opportunities to develop skills in physical health monitoring including phlebotomy, ECG's etc alongside the running of the Wellbeing clinics.

successful applicants would work with a defined patient group delivering recovery focused interventions as a care co-ordinator. there are opportunities to enhance your skills by working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team as well as formal CPD.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group.
  • Responsible for coordinating the care and assessment under the Care Programme Approach of a designated caseload
  • Responsible for participating in the development of the service, setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the postholder understands and meets their professional responsibilities under Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children Legislation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • Responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.
  • Responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • Responsible for deputising and providing appropriate support and caseload coverage for colleagues/team members.

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.
  • opportunities to complete non medical prescribing,
  • the trust has a comprehensive leadership and management developmentprogram

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible as the Care Coordinator for the assessment and coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within a defined catchment area/locality. To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff.

In summary to apply you must demonstrate
  • 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,

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

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.

Person Specification Skills Essential
  • Understanding their responsbilities under the mental health act
  • Understanding their responsibilites under the mental capacity act / CPA
  • registered nurse mental health
  • Qualification at degree level or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of community mental health services
Skills Essential
  • NMC registration

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