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Early Intervention in Psychosis team - Community Mental Health Nurse

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2024
We are looking to recruit an EIP a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse who is motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner with proven abilities to work positively with service user, carers and family.

Redbridge EIP is a multi-disciplinary service, providing a range of specialist interventions within an integrated person centred approach to people aged 14-65 resident in the Borough of Redbridge experiencing or suspected of experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

It is important to us that the successful candidates are experienced professional, possessing a commitment to working with young adults, their carers and family. Is committed to developing and promoting evidence-based best practice, and be conversant with adolescent mental health interventions, the evolving needs of our service users, their carers and family.

To provide an integrated recovery centred clinical service to people aged 14-65 living in the Borough of Redbridge, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis, in accordance with the new waiting time guidelines NICE Standard 80.

The teams operational working hours is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm although some flexibility may be needed, a car driver would be desirable but not essential for the role.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Nurse you will be a qualified professional, you will possess an understanding of how multidisciplinary teams need to function and be passionate about delivering quality services.

The post is offering excellent opportunities to develop special professional interests share expertise and work closely with colleagues. Training, good support and partnership working is offered. Close relationships also exist with multi-agency partners and specialist Perinatal and CAMHS services.

To assess and act as care coordinator to clients, in accordance with Care programme Approach (CPA) policy. Undertake comprehensive assessment of health and social needs together with the service users implement a plan of care and intervention to meet these needs, ensuring regular reviews evaluation of the care plan.

To provide carer assessments to ensure carers and family are included and supported and in care planning. To participate in carer focused education, family intervention approaches, support programmes and carers groups providing information about relevant legislation and carer's rights.

To facilitate and implement the Trust and Local Authority requirements in relation to safeguarding children and guidance legislation within the Care Act 2014. To adhere to the requirements of the Safeguarding Adults policy.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436 p.a. pro rata for part time).

High Cost Area Supplement - Fringe

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �1,192 to a maximum of �2,011 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work collaboratively and effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To work within the requirements of the CPA policy
  • To receive and process referrals in line with the criteria and policies of the Access and Assessment and Brief Intervention service and EIP service as per joint protocol and guidance legislation.
  • To be responsible and accountable together with the multi-disciplinary team for the provision of high-quality clinical care and interventions to service users, carers, and family.
  • To ensure clinical treatment and interventions are needs led and implemented in compliance with CPA, improving Physical Healthcare to Reduce Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness Indicator 4 and the NICE concordant Standard 80. Treatment interventions include CBT, Family Intervention, comprehensive physical health assessment, Carer focused education and support programmes, medication choice and management, physical activity, smoking cessation, healthy eating programmes and interventions.
  • Be proactive, innovative, and creative in delivering care, enabling the facilitation of service users recovery, empowerment, and well-being.
  • To ensure effective risk management by accident/incident reporting
  • To be responsible for the provision of accurate recording of information required by the Trust for audit purposes and to contribute as requested by the clinical lead in the process of service audit and evaluation.
  • To undertake the supervision of junior staff, mentorship, teaching and assessing of students and trainees on placement within the team.

Person Specification



  • RMN first level registration, valid NMC registration or equivalent mental Health Qualification
  • Evidence of post registration Training /qualification and continued CPD


  • Student supervisor/ assessor training or equivalent
  • Family Intervention/Therapy Certificate or equivalent



  • To have significant experience working with adults experiencing psychosis.
  • To have proven and significant experience of working with people with complex, acute mental health needs.
  • To have experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating aspects of care.
  • To have significant experience working with families and carers .
  • To have significant experience as a caseworker and CPA Care Co -ordinator.
  • To have experience in working with service user physical health assessment.



  • Understanding of government legislation and policy guidance pertaining to EIP and Mental Health e.g. NICE concordant interventions
  • To demonstrate knowledge and competency of the Mental Health Act 1983 related legislation and is applications
  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Excellent working knowledge of care programme approach (CPA)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adult Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Be knowledgeable, demonstrate competency and work within the safeguarding children framework on best practice with particular regard to the voice of the child and the London Child protection procedures



  • Ability to assess for psychosis, care and implement programmes of care with Service User and Carers involvement
  • Clinical risk assessment and management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to make complex decisions under pressure and demonstrate stress and crisis management skills
  • Ability to explore emotionally demanding aspects of the role with appropriate staff in both managerial and clinical supervision as well as in team meetings and informal work related support systems

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Mellmead house

Orchard close, off Rodney road


E11 2DH

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