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Community Psychiatric Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Mental Health Nurses to join our City LMHT teams. We have vacancies within the City South LMHT.

We will provide the successful candidates the opportunity to develop skills needed to work within a community setting, providing care to an adult population across the Nottingham city area, open to secondary care services, within SMI pathways (mood affective, complex psychosis, community rehabilitation and non psychosis).

You will have opportunity to access training, and to develop skills in working within a specific pathway. We offer a very supportive team environment, with access to regular clinical, managerial and peer supervision

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to hold a caseload and work with patients and their families to support personalised care plans and provide specialist interventions. You will promote the recovery of patients and through working with partner agencies and primary care to ensure timely and safe discharge from secondary care.

You will complete both triage assessments and more detailed initial assessments of new referrals. You will also be expected to provide support via the teams duty system, either from telephone support or face to face.

This is a leadership role and you will be expected to develop specialist skills in working with patients in at least one pathway within the team. You will also be expected to support students and more junior staff within the team through clinical supervision and mentorship, and you may be asked to line manage some staff.

We are seeking enthusiastic team players, to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary health team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Day to Day Duties:
  • Caseload management for patients living in the community, and acting as care coordinator.
  • Triage of referrals, provision of initial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users.
  • To undertake and record comprehensive need/risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.
  • To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a nurse practitioner.
  • To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers within urgent care and the community
  • To use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


  • Demonstrates continued professional development



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting on nursing care
  • Knowledge of Management theories



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • IT skills


  • High level of emotional intelligence



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict



  • Ability to work to meet the needs of the service
  • A full driving licence and vehicle for business use

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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