Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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North Warwickshire and Rugby Recovery Team

Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

Full-Time 37.5 hours per week, permanent role

Based at The Railings, Rugby and Avenue House, Nuneaton

Do you want to be part of a supportive, forward thinking, positive and dynamic community psychosis team?

We have a vacancy for an experienced Community Mental Health Nurses, who would like to join our large team that works across the North Warwickshire and Rugby. The team works with service users with psychotic illness, we are based at Avenue House, Nuneaton and The Railings, Rugby

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Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 nurse in the team, you would have a variety of responsibilities.

These include:

Supporting non-nursing staff with relevant clinical issues.

Supporting the running of our well established clinics, and promoting healthy lifestyles for our patients

Supporting our duty desk for urgent patient enquiries

Being part of triaging and assessing new referrals

Line managing and professionally supporting peers and junior staff

Providing a unique nursing perspective on the complex needs of our patient group

The caseload is complex and diverse, and to support our staff and service users, we utilise the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) and Recovery models to deliver multi-disciplinary responsive shared care, as the work is often unpredictable.

This allows staff to utilise the full range of skills and expertise in the team to support with their day to day work, so that they are never managing a complex situation alone and our patients receive the best care. A working knowledge / understanding of these models is preferable and will be assessed at interview. We are also developing skills in management of forensic cases and developing our use of standardised assessments to support this work.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

The team share one large open plan office with other services, therefore have regular team events and developments to support a positive working atmosphere and collaborative working.

You will receive regular support and supervision from the Management and Leadership team. Ensuring that staff are well supported is important in our team. We also welcome opportunities for staff to develop and this will be discussed throughout your time with the team. We encourage staff to utilise their own initiative in order to aid their own development.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across nuneaton and rugby

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication and problem solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge of severe mental illness and the challenges this brings in daily life. You also need to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes. We also are looking for people who can demonstrate the Trusts vision and values in practice, and are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development.

The successful applicant will work alongside a dynamic, supportive multi-disciplinary team including a large number of other nurses, psychiatrists, support workers, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists to deliver recovery focussed interventions in the community. This includes care co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach and generic roles in the team such as new patient assessments and duty, as well as specific nursing tasks. There is also potential to support in the running of our well established, well respected physical health and wellbeing, clinics as well as group and individual interventions, such as CBA.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Relevant Professional Qualification ie. RMN, DipCOT
  • Current unrestricted registration with HCPC/NMC
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and theory
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/ diploma
  • Relevant training and experience specialist short courses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Substantial experience in a Community Mental health care setting
  • Developed specialist knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period of time
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management
  • Experience of safeguarding and investigations
  • Proven experience of people management
OTHER Essential
  • Car owner / driver

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