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Community Mental Health Nurse

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
6 May 2024
37.5 Hours Per Week

The Calderdale Intensive Home-Based Treatment Team for working age adults have a vacancy for a full time Band 5 practitioner.

The post holder will be responsible for risk assessment, care-planning, and care delivery within a team approach.

You should be forward thinking, proactive and it is essential that you are willing to work flexibly as part of a 7-day week service, which includes shifts and working weekends and nights.

The role provides the opportunity to work across the health & social care spectrum as part of a team which has strong links to wider multi-disciplinary services including third sector providers.

The ability to form effective working relationships with fellow professionals, your team colleagues and service users is an essential requirement of the job and its a key requirement that you bring compassion to the role as the team engage with people in their daily lives.

Applicants should be a Registered Mental Health Nurse or about to qualify,and meet the essential requirements for the post in the personal specification. A car driver and access to a car is essential to this post. A period of induction will be available for the successful candidate.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Main duties of the job

Deliver community and hospital based intensive home based treatment.

Coordinate 136 referrals on an allocated shift basis.

Contribute to bed management out of working hours

In reach to acute wards to support timely safe discharges.

Delivering safe effective care regarding the teams crisis beds.

Able to understand the difference between crisis planning and contingency planning and able to formulate explicit planning in these areas.

Knowledge, understanding and experience care pathways and relevant interventions.

Effective communication with service users, carers and members of the multidisciplinary teams. Strong customer service and negotiation skills.

Can do attitude, positive outlook, team player.

Understanding of how physical illness and substance misuse can affect the mental health of individuals.

Knowledge of Safeguarding procedures, Criminal Justice procedures, Mental Health legislation, guidance, and processes.

Able to demonstrate high level problem solving skills, ability to prioritise work, flexibility, good time management skills, commitment to continuous development of service.

Motivational skills.

Demonstrate the ability to work sensitively in a non-judgemental way with service users who are in crisis.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a member of an integrated multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive assessment of clients and their carers, planning, implementing and evaluating skilled interventions to address identified needs.

To have knowledge of current issues and research relevant to the legislative framework and systems in which mental health care is delivered e.g. CPA, MHA (1983).

To contribute to service development within the clinical governance structure and policies and procedures of the Trust. Adhering to NHS guidance outlined by the relevant statutory registration bodies.

Assesses needs and identifies problems relevant to the care of people referred. Devises a plan of care in partnership with the person and carers. Implements the planned programme of care to ensure a high standard is achieved. Reviews the effectiveness of the care provided and where appropriate initiates any action.

To be competent in all aspects of care and risk management as defined within the framework of the care programme approach.

To work collaboratively with clients, carers and multiple other agencies to provide effective care to optimize and maintain clients mental health and overall functioning, ensuring needs are met.

Management of enquiries and direct referrals of people in accordance with the Intensive Home Based Treatment Team. Operational Policy and participates in the team 24 hour duty rota. To participate in the team duty rota including on-call system (if applicable to the business continuity of the service).

Maintain professional registration and demonstrate commitment to statutory codes of practice and continued professional development requirements.

To be responsible for the safe custody, transportation and administration of medicines including I.M. preparations.(if appropriate to qualification).

Person Specification

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post.
  • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).



  • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing people experiencing mental health problems.
  • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing risk in a variety of settings.
  • Proven ability in assessing the needs and strengths of people and their carers.
  • Ability to deliver a range of therapeutic techniques one to one interventions.
  • Working within an integrated multi-disciplinary environment and co-working with other teams within team meetings, case conferences and professional meetings.


  • Ability to support colleagues and supervise students/trainees.
  • Experience of working.
  • holistically with adults with an emphasis on coexisting mental and physical health needs that impacts on well being.

Special Knowledge and Skills


  • Working knowledge of recent government legislation e.g. Mental Health Act, Health & Safety, Care Programme Approach, Care Act & Safeguarding.
  • Able to work incorporating principles of Clinical Governance.
  • Knowledge of working collaboratively with people and their carers to ensure their involvement in the assessment and care planning process.
  • Shows awareness of cultural diversity and is able to incorporate this into care planning and the delivery of care.
  • Knowledge and evidence of using IT systems.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of audit processes.
  • Knowledge of carer services/ issues/ assessment.


  • Knowledge of audit processes.
  • Knowledge of carers services / issues / assessment.



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational therapist.


  • Experience of mentoring/supporting learners or ability to demonstrate the skills required for effective mentoring.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work shifts covering a 24 hour/7 day week service including on-calls. (if appropriate to the service).
  • Ability to work on as part of MDT.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to work on own initiative, with reference to policies and procedures.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability).
  • A willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of services users and the team including extended hours.
  • Reliable and enthusiastic.
  • Motivated and resourceful.
  • Professional attitude.



  • Assessment and care planning skills and risk assessment and risk management.


  • Relevant Post basic qualification and training.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Willowdale, Calderdale Royal Hospital

Huddersfield Road



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