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Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and suitably experienced Mental Health Nurse, who is flexible and able to work on own initiative, as well as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible as a community mental health nurse 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 a defined catchment area/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

As a key coordinator of mental health treatment and care, you will hold a caseload of service users and have a number of responsibilities that include assessment and management of personalised care needs. Once needs are identified you will be expected to plan and implement evidence-based care to the service users and their carers. You will have the support and supervision of your Team You will be able to draw on the interventions and expertise provided by your MDT colleagues, such as Support Workers, Psychologists, Employment Specialists, Family Therapists, occupational therapists and Medical Colleagues.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse


  • Additional qualifications in person centred interventions

Knowledge & Experience


  • Understanding of their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983 & Mental Capacity Act 2005


  • Experience completing social circumstances reports, attending MHA tribunals, and monitoring and assessing S117 needs

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Reunion House


CO15 1JA

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