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Community mental health nurse- Older adult services

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2024
This is a Band 6 community mental health nurse role working within Older adult services in Bury. This role involves responsibilty for providing interventions to identified clients in a community setting, involving severe and enduring mental health issues and particularly challenging and complex cases.

Main duties of the job

To work in the community and liaise with in-patient areas assessing andprioritising clients appropriately.To manage a caseload of clients with complex and challenging mental health needs.To assess clients in the most appropriate location often in their own homeworking in accordance with the Lone working Policy.To plan and implement appropriate client centred interventions to meet the needs of the individual. Contribute to making decisions regarding client care in consultation with themulti-disciplinary team.Undertake the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of of care.Maintain standards with regards to the quality of interventions provided. Work within the framework of the All Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable AdultsPolicy and be willing to undertake relevant training.To carry out a thorough holistic assessment of the service users' current mental health needs, including risk assessment and psychological needs.To demonstrate the ability to make decisions in relation to the clinicalmanagement of individual patients and make critical clinical judgements inrelation to mental health and care provision within the community settingTo be able to assess and manage clients presenting with co-morbidities ofphysical and mental health needs including the impact of medication.Maintain confidentiality and a high professional standard at all times

About us

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusuatic and highly motivated individual to join Bury Older adult CMHT as a Band 6 practitioner. You will be joining a full team of highly experienced practitioners which includes Nurses, Older Peoples Clinical psychologist , Support worker, Psychiatrists and Mental Health Well being Practitioner.The role is support the older peoples community mental health nursing team in managing the care and treatment of older people in the community. This will involve working with patients diagnosed with both organic and functional illness. The post-holder will also support the duty system that is operated within the team in response to crisis calls that they receive.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description attached.

This is a full time band 6 Care co-ordinator role within Bury Older Peoples CMHT.

Person Specification



  • RMN
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Accredited skills training
  • Trained to degree level
  • Demonstrable experience in mental health
  • An accredited mentor for nursing students



  • Experience of working within Old Age Psychiatry
  • Experience of acting as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach
  • Monitoring effects and side effects of service user medication
  • Assessing service users capacity to manage own medication
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Experience of community based mental health services
  • Experience of working with carers in a collaborative way
  • Experience of working with voluntary sector
  • Experience of providing supervision



  • Knowledge of all mental disorders
  • Knowledge of services available through Local Authority
  • Awareness of relevant mental health legislation / policy issues
  • Knowledge of social inclusion and recovery model of care


  • Knowledge of services available through voluntary and private sector
  • Evidence of presentation skills or providing training
  • Evidence of management skills

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to identify and coordinate effective risk management
  • Experience and / or skills in working in partnership with colleagues, service users, carers
  • Skills in a range of evidence based practice
  • Demonstration of sound professional and communication skills within / between multi-agency teams
  • Skill to receive and provide clinical supervision
  • Experience of initiating and participating in the change management process
  • Skills in assessment / care management and care planning
  • To be able to work autonomously in a community setting
  • Ability to manage a substantial caseload
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users
  • IT skills
  • Flexible and adaptable


  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience in audit and statistics
  • To have had experience in planning and developing a service
  • Ability to represent the clinic at departmental meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Ribchester Centre

18 Parsons Lane



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