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Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Older Adult Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
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The post holder will care co-ordinate a caseload of patients with complex mental health problems, within Older Adult Services. They should have a good understanding of the CPA framework and our responsibilities within it. They will work with support and supervision from experienced band 6 nurses and the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

They must be able to work independently and have the ability to prioritise and effectively manage their workload. The role requires close working with other members of our team, outside teams/agencies, and with our service users and families. The applicant will therefore need to be able to communicate effectively, and have skill with those who may be more difficult to engage.

The post holder will also be expected at times to cover other roles such as depot clinic nurse, for periods of leave/absence, and will be expected to contribute to Trust/team initiatives as required.

The applicant must have a flexible and 'can do' approach, with the ability to work under pressure and adapt to changes, often at short notice. A positive attitude is essential for effective team work and management of the challenges and complexities within our work.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
  • 3rd year student due to qualify /Qualified nurse
  • Interest in working with older adults
  • Knowledge of MHA/safeguarding/governance
  • Community experience

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