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Community Mental Health Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen within the Community Mental Health Team, for a Community Mental Health Nurse based in Upton Lea Resource Centre, Chester, providing assessment and intervention to Older Adults.

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse for our Community Mental Health Team based in Chester.We want extraordinary people to work with us who share our dedication and put high quality patient care at the centre of everything we do.

Main duties of the job

We are a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists; Nurses; Occupational Therapists, Psychological Therapists and Clinical Support Staff; utilizing the skills of the team and a strengths based approach to provide assessment and intervention to individuals referred to our service.As a member of the Community Mental Health Team your skills will be highly valued by your colleagues and directed appropriately to the benefit of service users referred to the service. You will be a registered Mental Health Nurse with significant experience in mental health. An autonomous, independent practitioner who will carry the responsibilities of care coordination and assessments for service users who have complex mental health issues within our secondary care services.Person centered care underline our practice and engagement with services users and carers.

The post holder should have the ability to work independently and prioritize their own workload and be able to supervise and support other staff. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the development and progression of the wider CMHT

The successful candidate will have a range of clinical mental health experience within older Adults and will be enthusiastic about working in this setting.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
  • Degree or equivalent level qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • minimum of 2 years post qualified experience working in a community mental health setting at band 5 or 6
  • mentor qualification
  • evidence of using Microsoft software
Experience Essential
  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices
  • Experience of monitoring standards of care.
  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • working knowledge of dementia
  • working knowledge of older people with functional disorders
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge relevant to the service
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work

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