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Community Psychiatric Nurse

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Hello! My name is Beth and Im the team manager for the Core Team West in Wakefield. We have an appealing opportunity for a registered Nurse to join our service as a band 6 and work alongside our multidisciplinary team. As a team, we are friendly, open, and supportive of one another.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and friendly individual who shares the same values as the team, that being putting service users first and in the centre of their care. We are looking for someone who will work alongside families and carers and be open, honest, and transparent. If this is you then you will be a perfect fit!

We work with services users aged 18-65, who have moderate to severe mental health issues. Referrals are made through several our trust services. Our base is a community team hub, where we work alongside other community services. This helps to provide flexibility, openness and ease for support and advice. The base is within a central location with amenities, transport links and parking easily accessible. Here's what some of the team says about the team:

Its good working with different disciplines and having learning opportunities from other professions.

Ive recently joined the team, the team are friendly and welcoming. I also feel valued.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of service users, with a range of diagnoses and needs. They will be responsible for arranging care, liaison with other professionals and agencies as well as managing and reviewing care plans and risk assessments, ensuring these are done collaboratively and in a recovery focused manner. The successful candidate will also be able to offer evidence based clinical decisions and treatment options.

The successful candidate will be confident in the administration of depot medication and be able to work alongside other Nurses in supporting with the depot clinic as and when required. They should have a good knowledge of psychotropic medications.

They will take responsibility as the duty worker on a rota basis, providing support to the wider core team caseload which may include medication queries, concerns from family members and generalised support. This may also include responding to crisis calls from the wider caseload when on the duty rota.

They will be able to offer support to other disciplines within the team and be confident in their decision making. The successful candidate should be able to support with and offer supervision to junior staff within the team.

The successful candidate will be an efficient organiser, managing their workload and be flexible to meet the needs of service.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Has continuing responsibility for the provision of skilled interventions to people with mental health problems in the community. Works within a multi-disciplinary team as a member of a Core CMHT.

Key Result Areas:

Management of own caseload in line with C.P.A. procedures and risk management protocols.

Provision of leadership to the Core Team in respect of psycho-social interventions to

people and carers.
  • Supervision and support of other team members.
  • Participation in service development and clinical governance structures.

  • Assesses needs and identifies problems relevant to the care of people referred.
  • Devises a plan of care in partnership with the person and carers.
  • Implements the planned programme of care to ensure a high standard is achieved.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of the care provided and where appropriate initiates any action.
  • Advises and supports the person and carers to promote health and well-being and to prevent illness.
  • Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the person and initiates action that may be required.
  • Establishes and maintains satisfactory communication with all agencies involved in the persons care in both hospital and community.
  • Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Management of enquiries and direct referrals of people in accordance with the Core C.M.H.T. Operational Policy and participates in the team duty rota.
  • Maintain professional registration and demonstrate commitment to statutory codes of practice and continued professional development requirements.
  • Responsible for acting up in the absence of the team leader

  • For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

    All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

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    Person Specification



    • Significant experience of working within a mental health setting
    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing people experiencing mental health problems
    • Experience of supporting/mentoring and supervising colleagues/students/trainees
    • Knowledge and evidence of using IT systems
    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing risk in a variety of settings
    • Proven ability in assessing the needs and strengths of people and their carers.
    • Experience of delivering a range of therapeutic techniques
    • Working within an integrated multi-disciplinary environment and co-working with other teams and professions within team meetings, case conferences and professional meetings
    • Ability to support colleagues with day-to-day caseload management including prioritisation of responsibilities in times of high clinical demand
    • Ability to promote and develop links with other professionals e.g. practitioners within
    • long term conditions, primary care
    • Evidence of knowledge and application in practice of national guidance and standards, e.g. NICE, CQC, CQUINs


    • Experience of working holistically with Adults with an emphasis on coexisting mental and physical health needs that impact on wellbeing.



    • Assessment and care planning skills
    • Risk assessment and risk management
    • Relevant post-registration qualifications and / or training

    Physical Attributes


    • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).



    • RMN Current NMC registration
    • Social Worker/Occupational Therapist-current HCPC registration
    • Mentorship or equivalent
    • Practice Placement Educator

    Personal Attributes


    • Time management
    • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
    • Reliability, enthusiasm, motivation, resourcefulness,
    • A willingness to work flexibility to meet the needs of service users and the team including extended hours.
    • Ability to travel across the Trust as appropriate to the role.
    • Professional attitude
    • Leadership skills

    Special Knowledge/Skills


    • Working knowledge of recent government legislation e.g. Mental Health Act, Health & Safety, Care Programme Approach, Care Act and Safeguarding
    • Able to work incorporating principles of Clinical Governance
    • Proven skills in partnership working with people who use services and their carers
    • Can evidence awareness of equality and diversity and is able to incorporate this into care planning and the delivery of care.
    • Ability to act up in the absence of the team leader
    • Knowledge of audit processes
    • Experience of carer services/ issues/
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    • Knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as dual diagnosis, peri-natal mental health, working with people experiencing psychosis, working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder

    Personal Attributes


    • Time management
    • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
    • Reliability, enthusiasm, motivation, resourcefulness,
    • A willingness to work flexibility to meet the needs of service users and the team including extended hours.
    • Ability to travel across the Trust as appropriate to the role.
    • Professional attitude
    • Leadership skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


    Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

    Drury Lane



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