Community Mental Health Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to work in a friendly, professional and patient-focused Community Mental Health Team where your skills, knowledge and experience would be valued?

If you are a mental health practitioner with an interest in delivering high quality patient care in the community, then you could be the person we are looking for.

We are after a band 6 mental health practitioner to join our team as working across both Adults and older Adults who have complex mental health conditions and support them to achieve their individual, recovery goals. You would be working as an autonomous practitioner managing an individual caseload within the Care Programme Approach (CPA). The successful applicant would be responsible for assessing care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of proposed interventions.

The position is full time 37.5 hrs per week and is based at Jocelyn Solly Resource Centre. The service operates 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and considerations can be made to flexibly delivering the part-time hours through the working week. You would be joining a well-established, experienced and supportive multi-disciplinary team that is always looking to evolve and adapt to changing practices in mental health care.

Main duties of the job

Undertaking assessments and coordinating the care of service users. Ensuring that communication with the service users / families / and GP's is of the highest standard.

To develop and maintain positive working relationships with service users, their carers, General practitioners, third sector partners, other significant professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Ensuring that clear channels of communication are established and maintained.

To promote and identify areas requiring development within the Community Mental Health Team within the East area and to take a lead role in the development of services in conjunction with the Team Manager, head of clinical services and other professionals.

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 a full copy.

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 Qualifictions 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 and Expertise Essential
  • Specialist knowledge relevant to the service
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work.

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