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Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

We are pleased to be able to recruit a Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Recovery and Wellbeing Team based in Southend on Sea. This is a busy, supportive, well established Multi-Disciplinary Team.

We are seeking a Mental Health Nurse looking to be part of future healthcare and integrated working with the Adult population.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible as the Care Coordinator for the assessment and coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the Southend on Sea locality.

To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team

To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced 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

To be responsible for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a caseload of service users within the Recovery and Wellbeing service and to be responsible for the appropriate clinical risk assessment.

To be responsible for the admission, case conference/reviews and discharge in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team.

To be responsible for participating in the development of the service, setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

To ensure promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.

To be responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.

To be responsible for ensuring that carers assessments, education and support is delivered in accordance with the requirements of the NSF.

To deputise and provide appropriate support and caseload coverage for colleagues/team members.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications Knowledge


  • Risk Management training and/or Suicide Prevention training

Education/Qualifications Knowledge


  • Experience in delivering brief Psychological interventions

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work under pressure and ability to contain and manage the stress of others and oneself

Personal Qualities


  • Self -motivated with the ability to use supervision effectively and be resourceful in a clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Taylor Centre

42-82 Southchurch Road

Southend on Sea


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