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Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
Its an exciting time to be working in Southend CMHT due to the current service transformation,

You will be expected to take on an active role of coordinating the care of patients, involving their mental health and physical health, in collaboration with primary care. An awareness of current health and social care issues that effect care delivery in the community is essential and experience of undertaking mental health assessments and Care Act assessments would be useful, however training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced and motivated Mental Health Nurse with an interest in working with people with diverse mental health needs.

We are seeking dynamic, innovative, enthusiastic practitioners who are committed to working in collaboration with patients and carers within the community setting. The team works closely with other health and social care agencies and is committed to deliver holistic, patient centered care.

You must show excellent verbal and written communication skills and offer flexibility to meet the needs of the patients and the service. You must be a committed practitioner, someone who is able to think outside of the box and have strong problem solving skills with ability to prioritise your workload. Your motivation to encourage the development of the team, including students, is important.

In return, this team can offer support from the MDT, frequent in-house training delivered by other disciplines and other services, and a positive team spirit.

If you are looking for a dynamic team, one that works closely together as an MDT to deliver quality care to our client group we welcome your application.

Valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle essential for this post.

If you wish to discuss the position in more detail, please contact the Team Clinical Leads, Anna Mapiye and Lynne Coombes for an informal chat.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group.
  • Responsible for the appropriate clinical risk assessment of service users contacting the Out of Hours service, providing an effective advice, guidance and decision making process culminating in the coordination of any reviewed plan of care.

Responsible for the admission, case conference/reviews and discharge in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Responsible for coordinating the care and assessment under the Care Programme Approach of a designated caseload
  • Responsible for participating in the development of the service, setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the postholder understands and meets their professional responsibilities under Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children Legislation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • Responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.
  • Responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • Responsible for ensuring that carers assessments, education and support is delivered in accordance with the requirements of the NSF.
  • Responsible for deputising and providing appropriate support and caseload coverage for colleagues/team members.

Person Specification



  • qualification at degree level

Skills and Knowledge / driving


  • Understanding of their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Understanding responsibilities under the Care programme Approach, Mental Capacity Act, Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment and Child Protection Legislation.
  • must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle


  • Knowledge of community mental health services

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Taylor Centre, Warrior House

42 -82 Southchurch Road

Southend on Sea


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