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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Forensics

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Rubery, Birmingham
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Forensic Intensive Recovery Support Team to recruit 2 FT and 1 PT (26 hrs) CPN's.Are you passionate about supporting male and female service users with complex needs through the secure care pathway? Are you an inpatient/prison nurse and feel ready to take the next steps of your career? Or are you a CPN already looking to enhance your skills further by joining a specialist team in secure care? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!Joining us a B6 CPN you will be part of a large multi-disciplinary service 80+ staff supporting transition of patient care from secure settings into the community, which feeds into various sites including Reaside, Ardenleigh, Tamarind, St Andrews and Hillis Lodge (Low Secure) and Elliot House (Approved Premises). We offer extensive support to staff in their role as CC which includes supervision, reflective practice, art therapy, autism support and case-busting sessions. We also provide flexible working patterns which includes working from home when needed. FIRST is a standalone service providing our own home treatment and crisis community support to our service users our CPN's and SW's are on a rota to jointly provide cover for on call shifts (approx. 4 times per month) with support from On Call RC during evenings, weekends and bank holidays so that we can respond to urgent situations by telephone and complete home visits in emergencies (standby on call payments and overtime are payable).

Main duties of the job

To undertake the duties of care coordinator in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care and treatment needs for a defined group of services users accessing Forensic Intensive Recovery Support Team (FIRST). To provide professional advice and support to other stakeholders involved in service users care which may include families, carers and care agencies, accommodation and housing providers, probation and criminal justice colleagues. To undertake a multi-disciplinary approach to care and working collaboratively with members of the team which may include Responsible Clinician, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Support Time And Recovery Worker (STAR), Specialist Substance Misuse Workers, and Peer Mentors. To support colleagues when required with day-to-day tasks and act as role model and resource to B5 CPN's and student nurses. To advocate for the client group, we work with whilst promoting a culture of recovery and optimism.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered RMN Qualification & NMC Registration


  • Student Mentor Qualification & Preceptor Training

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience in MH settings and experience of working with people who present with complex, severe and enduring MH needs
  • Understanding of responsibilities under MH Act and CPA, Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment, Safeguarding, Child Protection Legislation & NICE guidelines


  • Experience of working within Forensic MH, Prison, or Probation Setting.
  • Experience of working within a Community MH Team.



  • Comprehensive Assessment and Risk Management Skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and ability to meet required timescales.


  • Phlebotomy trained.
  • Additional training in providing psycho-social interventions.



  • Genuine interest in working with forensic client group and independently mobile with ability to travel.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Reaside Clinic

Community Services Building, Reaside Drive

Rubery, Birmingham

B45 9WL

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