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Community Psychiatric Nurse (Development Post)

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
24 May 2024
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Mental Health Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Team.

This is an exciting opportunity as this is a development post from Band 5 to Band 6 after a minimum of 18 months. This is subject to completing the necessary reviews and appraisal in order to meet the job specification of a band 6. This post would suit a newly qualified nurse as well as those with more post-qualification experience.

We are looking for an individual who is motived to support the development and delivery of Community Mental Health services across the team's footprint. The post will be focusing on older adults but may also work with patients of adult age.

We would welcome informal discussions about the role should you wish to contact us.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage individual casework in the most efficient manner possible, whilst maintaining the highest standards of care.
  • To manage a defined caseload.
  • Maintain recording systems in line with trust standards.
  • Delivering professional standards of care to the very highest using evidence based practice.
  • Assisting medical staff, and members of the primary care team, voluntary agencies and other professionals, to meet the needs of the people of East locality.
  • Participate in team meetings and review client care and needs with a senior members of the community mental health team,.
  • Interpreting Trust and National Health Service policies for clients and family and professionals as required.
  • Ensuring that all communications with colleagues, clients and families are clearly understood, giving written confirmation of verbal communications where there is observed to be a need.
  • Promote the recovery agenda with service users.
  • Taking responsibility for maintaining and advancing own professional knowledge and keeping abreast with current developments.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries. Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall. We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP. We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • RMN Qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting
  • Mentor qualification
  • Evidence of using Microsoft software
  • Working knowledge of care notes electronic patient record



  • Specialist knowledge relevant to the service
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation


  • Evidence of involvement with audits



  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices
  • Experience of monitoring standards of care
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Skills & Attributes


  • Able to develop and change practice
  • Able to present ideas with clarity and in a persuasive and influential style
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to negotiate and reach compromises in verbal discussions in a manner which inspire confidence and respect from others
  • Able to build and maintain high standards of professional relationships and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies
  • Exercise judgement in reaching the most appropriate conclusions
  • Able to manage own time effectively and to produce pieces of work on time and to a high standard
  • Able to organise and plan ahead effectively
  • Full commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to assess and manage risk


  • Ability to use dictation systems
  • Administration of depot medications
  • Working knowledge and experience of POCI testing

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Community Mental Health Team - Jocelyn Solly Resource Centre

Victoria Road


SK10 3JE

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