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Community Mental Health Nurse

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
The Community Mental Health Team at The Meadows is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our supportive multidisciplinary team and contribute to this exciting endeavour. The successful candidate will have significant experience working with people with enduring mental health problems across a range of services.

You will receive regular supervision and your personal development priorities will be shared and supported through our appraisal process.

As this team covers the whole of the trust's footprint, the postholder must have a driver's licence and access to a vehicle.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will ensure the highest standard of nursing care provided in accordance with the policies and procedures of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The practitioner will provide interventions to service users within the CMHT and willwork with the multidisciplinary team to offer a team approach to supporting service users in the community or for those on the discharge pathway from inpatient settings.

To contribute to case formulation and treatment plans.

To contribute to service development in collaboration with the wider team.

To participate in the education programmes of nursing students and otherdisciplines.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional qualification Mental Health Nursing

Registration with HCPC / NMC

Experience in community mental health work

Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the practitioner role resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate.

Experience of supervision

Experience of some crisis work/interventions

Knowledge of CPA policy

Experience in working with people with moderate to severe mental health needs

Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care

Knowledge of mental health legislation

Experience of MDT working

Ability to care coordinate and be responsible for a caseload

Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT

Ability to supervise junior staff / students

Effective time management

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard

Ability to communicate informally and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals

Utilise the supervision process

Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour

Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users

Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as appropriate

Computer literacy

Flexible and adaptable

Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs

Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies

Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification to give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification Mental Health Nursing
  • Registration with NMC
  • Evidence of qualification and experience to post graduate diploma level
  • Experience of working in rehabilitation services
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of working with people with behaviours that challenge and/or substance misuse problems
  • Experience of providing support to vulnerable / socially excluded individuals/ groups.
  • Experience working in an MDT
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Extensive knowledge the recovery model and strength based principles
  • Knowledge of mental health and social care national policy and legislation
  • Knowledge of least restrictive practice
  • Effective risk assessment and risk management skills
  • Ability to case manage a caseload of service users using rehabilitation principles
  • Drivers license and access to a car


  • Psychosocial interventions qualification
  • Mentor qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Leadership experience
  • Working in low secure or forensic services
  • Working in drug and alcohol services

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


The Meadows

Owens Farm Drive, Offerton



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