Community Psychiatric Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.

We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed

Main duties of the job

The Local Mental Health Teams provide mental health services for people aged 18 to 65 years across Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw. There are eleven LMHT, each of which includes the following specialist staff: Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Community Support Workers, Peer Support Workers and Employment Specialists.

Our LMHT bring together a variety of services including Assertive Outreach, Community Rehabilitation, Community Assessment Treatment Services, City Recovery Service, Social Inclusion and Wellbeing, Community Occupational Therapy Service and Medical Services.

We help patients and their families to cope with periods of severe mental illness and assess, plan and implement a personal path of recovery for each patient. We work with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties. Some may require short term intervention, and sometimes longer-term care plans will be put in place.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and self motivated Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse to work in the Nottingham City Central Local Mental Health Team, based at Highbury Hospital in Nottingham.

You will need to be able to engage proactively with individuals using the principles of recovery to provide effective mental healthcare for patients across the mental health spectrum, alongside care coordination for some patients under the Care Programme Approach. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the service and develop your own skills and attributes.

Duties will include involvement in managing a medication clinic, case management of clients with complex mental health needs, utilising professional core skills, working with family and friends. The role will include involvement in the development and promotion of the City South Local Mental Health Team.

This post would suit a newly qualified mental health nurse and we welcome applications for students in the final stages of their pre-registration nursing course, who would have their NMC registration confirmed in early 2022.
Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with NMC or NMC registration is pending completion of course in very near future

  • Continued professional development

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/ oral communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for banding

  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • Knowledge of the 6c's and application to practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments

  • Awareness of national and local issues affecting care delivery

  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

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