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Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Band 5 or Newly Qualified Nurse with experience and a passion for working with older people? Are you a hardworking and reliable individual looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to develop in your professional career?

Do you have an understanding of the person-centered care approach, assessing and managing risk?

Do you want to work in a supportive environment with an established team culture of shared responsibility for caseload management, appreciation of, and respect for the core skills and contribution of all agencies/disciplines? Would you like to be supported by a team rich in knowledge and experience of caring for our Older Adults through your preceptorship period?

If your answer is YES then we want to hear from you!

Mid Beds Older Adult Community Mental Health Team has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN - Band 5). You will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the Operational Policy.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner within an integrated Multi-Disciplinary team which will involve the assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the client. You will be confident and competent in administering IM injections and have a working understanding of the Medicines Management Guidance & associated policies.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the Community Mental Health Team key-working a case load of people and delivering time limited intervention under the direction of the allocated Care Coordinator.

The post holder will facilitate, delivery and monitor individual interventions as defined in the individual , person centred plans of acre and within the principles of the agreed operational policy to deliver Personal Recovery and Social Inclusion. To support Senior Nurses in the team by administering and monitoring DEPOT in the community.

The post holder must hold a first level mental health nursing qualification and be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further information.

Person Specification Educational/ Qualification Essential
  • oQualified Mental Health Nurse
  • oCurrently registered with NMC
Experience Essential
  • oMulti-disciplinary team work
  • oWorking across professional boundaries
  • oWorking with people with mental health needs in the community setting.
  • oAdministering medication in the community setting
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • oPositive understanding of the personal recovery model
  • oRecognises the importance of social inclusion.
  • oAwareness of basic group processes.
  • oDeveloped awareness clinical supervision
  • oFacilitates effective team working.

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