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Community Mental Health Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Arundel Community Mental Health Team based in Baird House is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Band 6 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with experience of working in this field, to join a large, friendly, forward thinking multi-disciplinary team who provide assessment, treatment and support for adults experiencing mental health difficulties and completing holistic assessments of their needs and collaborative care planning.

Working alongside the community excellence work and being part of the implementation in the team.

There are well established multidisciplinary teams and the roles will involve working alongside clinicians from other professions to support people with dementia and mental health conditions and their carers who are living in the community. The post holder will receive regular supervision and support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based within Arundel Community Mental Health Team :

Act as the care coordinator/named professional for a caseload of people with mental health problems.

Provide assessments and develop treatment plans for service users on caseload

Supervise band 5 staff and support workers

Participate in team meetings , MDT meetings and training opportunities

Provide support and advice for service users and carers

Support people with complex needs and provide advice and guidance as people's needs change

Participate in delivery of group interventions

Liaise with colleagues and coordinate care for service users on caseload

Support and monitor the service user whilst commencing medication

Work collaboratively with other members of the MDT

Attend regular supervision meetings

Will be expected to carry complex caseload which will include MOJ-37/41


Tribunal reporting

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region (Halton, Warrington, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens) and is also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties will include, further details in job description,

To coordinate the care of service users carrying out assessment planning,implementation and evaluation of their care under the guidelines of the care programme approach and under the supervision of the line manager.

To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual and that unqualified staff are delivering care as identified in the care plan.

To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the assessment and developing a care plan.

To undertake and supervise risk assessments and formulation of risk management plan for service users under your care, taking note of the contributions from other members of the team, family members carers and significant others.

To ensure Safeguarding Children and Adults requirements are followed and participate in meetings as appropriate.

To direct unqualified staff in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to service users.

To participate in setting standards for care based on sound evidence based and research findings.

To participate in the systematic monitoring and evaluation of service users.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate professional qualification NMC registered and experience at Degree Level
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development e.g. Mentorship in Practice


  • Working towards master level education



  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience in mental health
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Evidence of experience of managing cases & case loads
  • Evidence of supervising staff.
  • Ability to work autonomously across the organisation/boundaries and with other agencies
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies and service users and carers
  • Experience of audit/research and working knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Experience in change management and policy formulation
  • Experience of using Incident Reporting Systems e.g. DATIX
  • Experience of undertaking and involvement in Serious Untoward Incident Reviews
  • Evidence of experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non -verbally.
  • Being responsive and flexible, seeing change as an opportunity to improve services
  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to work within a divisional management team, be able to generate own workload and ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to build purposeful relationships with a range of both internal and external to the organisation
  • Proven knowledge of relevant mental health legislation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of CPA ECC guidelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to junior staff
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of professional Codes of Conduct and Staffs' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.

Personal Attributes


  • Professional attitude.
  • Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills and leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • The ability to lead change management
  • Ability to contribute to developing care excellence within the ward / team area.



  • On going post-registration development.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in working hours.



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Baird House, Community Mental Health Team

Liverpool Innovation park


L7 9NJ

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