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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
You will work as a member of the nursing team in providing high quality, evidence-based, holistic nursing care to patients in line with your NMC professional code of conduct and Trust policies. You will access, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care based upon individual service user needs, under the guidance of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner as per NICE guidance. You will also undertake and maintain service users' Self Directed Support assessments.

As required by your manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day supervision and management of lower banded staff within your professional group and team locality. This will include the management of these staff in line with agreed Trust HR processes.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services providing a 5-day a week day service.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

Main duties of the job

Core Clinical Function
  • Provide and oversee the management and care of service users.
  • Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage the maintenance of accurate and timely documentation/records on all service users in line with your professional code of conduct and Trust policy.
  • Oversee the conduct/contribute to the assessment process, as well as the observation and ongoing assessment, providing accurate and timely feedback.
  • Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service user's environment.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral/review/business.
  • Report and document incidents as required.
  • Conduct and oversee physical health care checks and act upon the findings.
  • Act as a care coordinator/and or key worker.
  • Responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy including.
  • Safe transportation and storage of medicines, checking receipt storage of medicines in medicine cupboard.
  • Provide education around the medication prescribed, side effects, actions and aids to compliance.
  • Provide education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness and training package for staff.

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

Core Non-Clinical Function
  • Take part in service development and review.
  • Ensure the service meets the agreed performance/contractual targets and adheres to local and government initiatives.
  • Work closely with and assist Clinical Manager/professional lead with development and implementation of team operational policies.
  • Deliver training where appropriate for other professionals.
  • Promote the Nursing Strategy with the Trust.


In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role

- Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures

- To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you manage

- To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy

- To provide management supervision where appropriate

Person Specification



  • Have a valid UK driving licence


  • Have a car for work purposes



  • Post qualification experience.


  • Experience working in community mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The C& E Centre

New London Road



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