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Community MH Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year £43,742
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
The post involves the undertaking of annual physical and mental health reviews of people experiencing a serious mental illness and/or prescribed antipsychotic and/or mood stabiliser medication, in primary care in conjunction with the GP practices. This is very much an autonomous role which requires the candidate to be able to build relationships with the GPs practices and ensure appointments are booked

Coordinating appropriate follow up as a result of the annual health check.

Supporting the skill and knowledge development of primary care staff in supporting people experiencing a serious mental illness.

Main duties of the job

Undertaking the annual physical and mental health review of people experiencing a serious mental illness and/or prescribed antipsychotic and/or mood stabiliser medication, in primary care in conjunction with the GP practices. This is very much an autonomous role which requires the candidate to be able to build relationships with the GPs practices and ensure appointments are booked into the SMI Clinic.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Ensure all people requiring an annual cardio metabolic assessment are offered an evidence based annual review in accordance with NICE guidance and NHS England standards.2. Ensure all people with an SMI (and potentially people not diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder or Schizophrenia, who are prescribed anti-psychotic and/or mood stabilising medication in relation to their mental health), regardless of whether they are open to specialist mental health services are offered an annual mental health review alongside their physical health.3. Ensure all people attending the annual review are offered brief interventions, signposting or further interventions based upon any identified needs within the review.4. Collect and collate data/ information effectively for the purpose of audit and service performance.5. To contribute towards research in the area of expertise6. To identify and evaluate, with others, areas for potential service improvement and agrees further action 7. To lead the development of service standards and policy, including benchmarking, and identifies areas for potential service improvement. 8. To contribute to the maintenance and monitoring of service standards.9. To promote shared decision making with Service User involvement in all aspects of their care.10. To identify issues of concern at work and alerting appropriate personnel11. To present a positive image of the team, service and trust.12. To work effectively in own team and as part of the whole organisation.13. To ensure the availability of clinical supervision and preceptorship14. To assess and plan care in a manner that is consistent with the evidence based practice, policies and procedures and the management of risk15. Yearly reconciliation of GPs SMI register


16. To review those with SMI within the G.P practice as an autonomous practitioner.17. To utilise expert nursing skills to provide assessment, intervention and clinical guidance as appropriate.18. To demonstrate knowledge and skills within the defined area of expertise19. To work with MDTs and primary care in the management of care and the respond to changes in service users health. Including signposting to appropriate services if needs cannot be met in the physical/mental health review20. To act in a manner to ensure that customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, are actively respected and that service users are supported to fulfil these.21. To identify and provide intervention and emotional support for service users.22. To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.23. To ensure all patients have their 6 physical health checks completed as set out by NHSE as well as a medication and mental health review of patients on the GPs SMI registers


24. To understand the range of risks potentially faced by the service user group25. To work in partnership with others to identify and assess the nature, location and seriousness of the particular risks and to advise on appropriate action.26. To recognise potential crisis situations and act responsively and responsibly, to resolve the situation.27. To be aware of the potential for vulnerability and abuse amongst the service users/families and use the local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with POVA and Child Protection and MPFT Policies.28. To follow the Lone Working Policy ensuring that home visiting, and any autonomous activity is effectively reported and logged.29. To work with other members of the multi-agency team to plan, monitor and review the effectiveness of the risk management plan30. To take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety, security and risk.31. To highlight risk and manage accordingly relating to safeguarding adults and children and maintain an accurate record of risk, actions taken and investigations.


32. To receive clinical supervision and participate in appraisal and performance development.33. To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional of practice for nurses34. To ensure attendance at all Mandatory and statutory training.35. To identify development needs and set own personal development objectives in discussion with reviewer.36. To work towards achieving competencies outline within role and the collection of evidence within personal portfolio.37. To contribute to the experience of learners and to ensure delivery of mentorship requirements meeting NMC standards for nursing students.38. To develop an environment that is conducive to learning, promoting staff development and involvement


39. To ensure that care is assessed and planned in a manner that is consistent with the evidence based practice, policies and procedures and the management of risk.40. To take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety and risk.41. To adhere to professional confidentiality standards.

Systems and equipment

42. Ensure knowledge is up to date and evidence based in order to maximise individuals opportunities to remain in their own home where possible.43. To work in partnership with other service providers to maximise functioning where possible.44. Maintain accurate contemporaneous records and other documentation relating to work with service users in G.P held records and RIO in accordance within Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Polices, legal requirement and Professional Code of Conduct.45. Record statistical data as required, using agreed information technology within the Service.46. Utilise technology/equipment to record and input relevant and essential information in line with local and national policies/procedures.47. Take ownership for the safe and appropriate use of own Trust equipment

Decisions and judgements

48. To participate, when required, in recruitment, selection and induction of junior/support staff.49. The post holder is expected to work independently on a regular basis. There is an expectation that they will receive managerial and professional (clinical) in accordance with MPFT supervision policy.50. The post holder will be responsible for specialist and nursing assessments and care planning to meet identified needs working with a complex client group. Where identified they will be responsible for the delivery of interventions and recommendations or signposting/referring on to enable other service providers to meet needs where appropriate.

Communication and relationships

51. To be responsible for the recording of all contacts with service users in case notes in line with MPFT record keeping policy.52. To ensure advanced communication with clients, relatives and carers, visitors, staff and others.53. To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.54. To develop measures to improve communications where barriers exist55. To ensure that consent to intervention or assessment is sought in a manner that is meaningful to the service user.56. To communicate with people in a manner that is consistent with their level of understanding, culture and background57. The post holder will be expected to use a range of highly skilled communication skills to communicate with this range of individuals. This will include verbal, written, electronic and adapted communication techniques for individual needs.58. The situations in which communication takes places will be highly complex, emotional and sensitive which will require empathy, tact, assertiveness and excellent listening skills.59. To be able to communicate effectively with primary care colleagues60. Act as an ambassador and positive role model.

Physical demands of the job

61. The post holder will be expected on a daily basis to implement highly developed physical skills pertinent to the area of specialism, for example administering injections, manual handling, computer and keyboard skills, health and safety, de-escalation skills.

Most challenging/difficult parts of the job

62. Due to the complex nature of the client group there will be regular exposure to stressful and emotional situations. It is expected that the post holder is responsible for completing up to date risk assessments and to work closely with colleagues where risk management recommendations have been identified.63. Establish effective working relationships with primary care colleagues64. The post holder should use managerial and clinical supervision to ensure discussion and learning is developed when exposed to stressful and demanding situations.65. The work pattern is typically predictable, however concentration will be frequently required in relation to clinical duties and record keeping66. The post holder will have the ability to travel to different sites within the geographical area

Person Specification

Skills and experince


  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience


  • Experience of Phlebotomy and ECG taking

qualifications and experience


  • Nursing RMN


  • NMP Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust





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