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Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Luton Community Mental Health Hub-South based in Charter House, Luton for Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse.

Roles : Community Mental Health Nurse - Luton

Date : 08/07/2024

Address : Charter house, Alma Street, Luton LU1 2PJ

Time : 9:00am - 1:00pm* (Registration is required to be interviewed on the day)

*Registration for interviews is 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Failure to register during this time will make you unable to partake in same day interview held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Main duties of the job

You will work as an autonomous practitioner within a dedicated Multidisciplinary Hub. If you are committed, relish new challenges and strives for excellence, this post is for you.

You will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the Operational Policy.

This will involve the assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the clients. The role includes being part of a duty rota, screening referrals and participating in Quality Improvement (QI) projects within the Team.

You will also take part in the Transformation Agenda in line with The NHS Long Term Plan, which describes:

New community-based offer which will include access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, employment support, personalised and trauma-informed care, medicines management and support for self-harm and co-existing substance use and proactive work to address racial disparities.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Local areas will be supported to redesign and reorganise core community mental health teams to move towards a new place-based, multidisciplinary service across health and social care aligned with primary care networks.

Please see the JD and PS attached to the vacancy for more information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental/ Learning Disability Nurse



  • Working with people with mental health problems/learning disabilities within acute/ forensic setting
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behavior.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of working in a multi cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice
  • Experience of setting therapeutic boundaries with patients who exhibit challenging and high risk behaviours, that require advanced interventions to enable effective deescalation
  • Experience of working with people who have personality disorders
  • Experience of using creative and sophisticated interventions with patients in distress who use self harm as a means of communication
  • Experience of racial awareness/diversity training and the ability to operationalise this.

Ability and Skills


  • Good verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the needs of patients within a learning disabilities service
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care appropriate to the needs of with learning disabilities patients using evidence based approaches.
  • Understanding of de-escalation in the context of acute or Forensic nursing
  • Able to work systematically and objectively in an environment with patients who can present high risk behaviours
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are me
  • Ability to recognize stress
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to utilize a range of therapeutic interventions and frameworks to improve practice and service delivery
  • Able to communicate with patients who are distressed, angry and have difficulty in communicating this.
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Emotional Intelligence: To understand the antecedents or factors that may have contributed to the patients current presentation
  • Emotional Intelligence: To understand how your own experiences or approach may impact on others
  • Emotional Intelligence: To demonstrate emotional intelligence and the ability to learn from situations or experiences in yours and others lives
  • Emotional Intelligence: To have the ability to S/I Page 7 of 7 understand your own and others feelings
  • To be able to empathise with a genuine awareness of why patients present or behave in a certain way



  • Care Programme Approach
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Current Developments in nursing Clinical supervision
  • Single Assessment Process
  • Essence of Care
  • Care of Mentally Disordered Offenders
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, ability to operationalize and teach others
  • Knowledge of current learning theories, emotional intelligence framework, transactional analysis and reflective practice.
  • Current professional developments in learning disabilities care.
  • A clear understanding of user involvement initiatives within secure settings

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Charter House

Alma Street



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