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Community Mental Health Nurse Band 6

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 - £39,027
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Shropshire Care Group

Senior Community Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Central Shrewsbury – West & Rural Community Mental Health Team

Band 6

30 hrs per week (part time)

Mental Health Services are currently undergoing a Transformation of services, moving to a more localised provision of care working in close collaboration with primary care, third sector, housing, and local authority. As part of this transformation, the way that Mental Health services work will change from the existing pathway model of working, to working with patients with a wide spectrum of severe and enduring mental illnesses requiring secondary care interventions.

The Trust are committed to supporting staff with a blended approach of home and office working, and therefore this will be negotiated within this role.

What we are looking for:

We are looking to recruit a forward thinking and dynamic mental health nurse to work full time within the West & Rural Community Mental Health Teams in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We are looking for someone with good leadership skills with relevant knowledge and experience. We are looking for someone who is recovery-focused and has an interest in supporting patients experiencing a mental illness.

The post holder needs to be able to demonstrate drive and motivation in providing evidence based interventions and support to individuals with severe and enduring mental health disorders.

Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously and in multidisciplinary teams. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and effective clinical reasoning.

There will be an expectation that the post holder will hold a caseload of service users for whom they care co-coordinate within a Care Programme Approach, provide supervision for Band 5 practitioners and support workers and work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. Group work is an important part of delivering our interventions so experience of leading groups is an advantage.

The environment can be fast paced and challenging, however, highly rewarding. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities. Experience of working within a community mental health setting is desirable.

The post holder would have the opportunity to use their professional skills to contribute to the development of services and develop themselves personally and professionally in order to provide an evidenced based service. You will have the opportunity to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team working alongside Medical, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Support Worker colleagues.

What we can offer you:
  • Peer support
  • Regular supervision from within the leadership structure of the team
  • Professional development opportunities and training
  • Personal development reviews
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Evidence base, outcome measures, audit.

The usual hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm but you will be expected to be flexible within your working approach and delivery.

The candidate must be able to meet the travel requirements of the role in order to travel across the full geography of the catchment area.

If you would like any further information, or wish to arrange an informal visit, please contact Hannah Corfield or Anna Clutton – Quality Lead - tel 0300 303 3426

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