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Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a hybrid role to work across both Mental health Crisis Line and Bedford Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team.

The Mental Health Crisis Line and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team operates a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service. This Crisis Line is all ages and CRHT is for people aged 18 years and above who are experiencing a mental health crisis or requiring support to be discharged from the acute wards. The service will maintain focus on identifying, assessing and care planning for service users.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people in a mental health crisis and take into account medical, social & cultural factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given timeframes for the service. In particular you will be expected to assess and update risk on each contact and be fully aware of the safeguarding concerns.

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

The post holder will provide advice on mental health issues and participate in carrying out training programs for clinical teams on the management of a wide variety of mental health problems.

The post holder will be expected to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and service at all times and will work in collaboration with the teams and organisations that come into contact with the service.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist
  • Hold a full UK driving license as this post you will be an essential car user



  • Post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • Essential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports
  • Experience of developing or contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of adults and/or older adults with mental health problems
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of liaison mental health services in an acute hospital for aged 18 years and over
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Human Rights Act 1998
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, expertise and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 18 years and above
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of child and adult protection issues
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of clinical governance and the provision of evidenced based care
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to implementing the Equal Opportunities policy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research and audit

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Ball House

Kimbolton Road


MK40 2PU

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