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Bank - Mental Health Community Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
London & Essex
£19.10 an hour plus HCA
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
We are looking for experienced Community Mental Health Band 6 Nurses to work on a temporary basis, as and when required, who will support the team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's mission of best care by the best people.

You should be a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a minimum of 2 years post registration/qualification, good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues with experience of dealing with emotional distress.

You will be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of care including working/liaising with multi-disciplinary teams and other agencies in the provision of care and have the ability to engage service users and relatives with empathy and compassion.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:1. Foster recovery through empowerment of service users and carers by involving the service user and carer in the planning of their care establishing and maintaining consistent supportive relationships, which encourage increased self-determination and responsibility for service users and their care.2. Offer a range of evidence based interventions and risk management approaches enabling the service user and carers to reduce and manage symptoms and high-risk behaviour.3. Be proactive, innovative and creative in delivering care, enabling the facilitation of service user's recovery4. Engage service users and carers in relapse prevention and crisis plans, providing intervention that maximizes the service user's ability to resolve crisis and prevent hospitalization.5. Facilitate early discharge from both inpatient and Home Treatment Team by providing regular, formal reviews.6. Deliver a flexible and responsive service through practice that is dictated by service users/carers needs.7. Work collaboratively and effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies.8. Deliver high quality care and provide solutions to service users with severe and enduring mental health problems.9. Provide care within the Recovery Model of practice maintaining service users within their own environment in the community.

About us

We operate a Temporary Staffing service and offer our Bank Staff excellent benefits including:
  • Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay
  • Access to paid annual leave and statutory sick pay
  • My Trust Benefits discount scheme
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Paid mandatory training
  • Opportunities for locally agreed training
  • PAMOVA training for Mental Health staff
  • Flexibility of hours/location
  • Priority over agency staff for booking shifts
  • Free uniform
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent posts.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main duties of the job are outlined fully in the attached job description.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Person Specification



  • RGN



  • Minimum of 2 years post



  • Crisis resolution and management skills.



  • Provide a holistic service
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983,NHS and Community Care Act 1990

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



London & Essex


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