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Community Mental Health Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
Mental Health Services for Older People are seeking Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurses to join the community teams based at North Tyneside General Hospital.Would you like the opportunity to join our Northumbria Family and work in a service where two days are never the same? Learn new skills or develop the skills you already have to provide high quality care to patients whose needs cannot be met in Primary Care?We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic mental health nurses (RNMH) nurses who have a passion for mental health nursing in the community.

We have an excellent staff training programme and look forward to new staff embracing the development and skills our service has to offer. We work Monday to Friday 9 - 5. We have a wide range of skills and experience within our team which make it the perfect environment to develop your skills through hands on experience and challenges!

Main duties of the job

Duties include delivery of mental health nursing care to a caseload of patients and to provide verbal and written handovers to nursing colleagues and the multidisciplinary team.

This will involve working in patients homes and ensuring MDT informed evidence based care is provided and evaluated.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care working as a member of the ward team under the direction of the Team Manager.To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.To be responsible for all nursing care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries. You will be a team player with established skills in communication, organisation and with clinical management experience. You will have the ability to engage clinically with all members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will have in depth proven clinical knowledge and skills in caring for patients as well as working with the values of Northumbria Healthcare Trust.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (must be registered with NMC)
  • Evidence of post registration training and CPD
  • Completed Preceptorship programme
  • Evidence of qualification to undertake the supervision, teaching and assessing of students (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period)


  • Training in psychosocial interventions ie: CBT, DBT, Family Therapy
  • Other training relevant to role ie Substance Misuse Trauma Informed Care 5P's Formulation Dementia
  • Evidence of training related to working with Older Adults



  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team with patients who have mental health diagnosis


  • Experience of working in a community setting

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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