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Community Psychiatric Nurse - Band 5

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse

(Full time 37.5 hours)

Substantive post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 nurse to join Walsall Crisis Resolution Home Treatment. We provide short-term intensive support in the community to individuals with acute mental health needs as an alternative to hospital admission.

We provide a 24 /7 service, and nurses are expected to work shift patterns to cover this. Most team members work 3 long shifts, which helps to promote a good work-life balance. There are also opportunities for extra shifts.

Are you a passionate mental health nurse who wants to make a real difference to individuals and their families? Do you want to play an essential part in a person's recovery journey? If so, working with Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team could be for you!

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse who will provide compassionate, person-centred care to adults experiencing mental health difficulties. We offer rapid assessment and short term intensive treatment in order to support individuals and their family/carers through mental health crises. Through a recovery approach, we aim to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate leave and early discharge from hospital.

You will find the team extremely supportive whilst you are growing into the role. We have a good team spirit, and great team work is at the heart of the service.

About us

The Trust offers a flexible approach to working, opportunity for development and training, regular supervision and annual personal development reviews.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will need to have knowledge of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, with some relevant experience in either hospital or community settings, and have transferable skills for assessing mental health needs /risks and formulating care plans for individuals who might be in high level of distress with a variety of needs.

This post will be open to newly qualified nurses with experience of placements within crisis resolution and home treatment or community teams.

If you are interested in this post, we welcome you to come and see how we work and to meet the team.For more information or an informal chat, please contact Nichola Hinks - Senior Clinical Lead - email or phone01922 608300.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing Education
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with acute mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with a diverse client group
  • Experience of working in CRHT
  • Experience working within a Place of Safety
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding the organizational framework in which the service operates
  • Mental Health legislation and policy
  • Mental Health /Risk Assessment and mitigation
  • Understanding of Recovery Principles
Skills/Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to make plans and assess risk with support
  • Ability to complete mental health assessments with support
  • Ability to manage and deal effectively with crisis situations with support
  • Willingness to acquire unfamiliar knowledge and paly a part in all types of work that the team decides is appropriate
  • Enthusiasm for working with people in their own homes
Behaviours Essential
  • Act with transparency and honesty; respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone
  • Work with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone in everything we do.

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