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Community Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

The Forensic Community Service are seeking a Band 6 Community Nurse to join our team.

The role will involve supporting people in their transition from Secure Inpatient Services into the community and post discharge. There will also be an opportunity to offer advice and support to Secondary Mental Health Services.

We are looking to appoint someone who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this patient group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a welcoming multi-disciplinary team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development.

The successful applicant will be joining the team during an exciting period of change. There will be an opportunity for involvement in service development.

We welcome applications from registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses.

The Forensic Community Service is based at Roseberry Park Hospital however, we do support people within a wide geographical area. The post holder will be expected to travel.

Main duties of the job

(Including but not exclusively)

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To be responsible for provision of excellence in clinical care, providing clinical leadership to the team and promoting a culture of evidence-based practice.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for formal risk assessment, risk management planning and care of patients, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.

To act as care co-ordinator as appropriate.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to community support workers and students.

To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Health & Justice Service and the wider Trust.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. RMNH/RNLD
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Recognised Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within 6 months
  • Trained in Clinical Supervision and providing clinical supervision OR willingness to work towards within 6 months



  • Minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Supervising or assessing students on practice placement
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities



  • o Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
  • Research and development methodology
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management, including administration of injections

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Roseberry Park Hospital

Marton Road



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