Community Mental Health Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Are you a RMN looking for an innovative rehab focused community role
  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UKs most respected mental health trusts

Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day

We are looking for a Mental Health Nurse to join the Community Forensic Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Community Forensic Team at one of the Country's most respected providers of secure mental health services. The Community Forensic Team have been shortlisted twice for the Nursing Times wards in 2020 for team of the year and in 2021 for Community Mental Health Team. We are also winners with national positive practice in mental health awards 2021 winning innovation in community mental health services award and being highly commended for Covid team of the year.

The role is dynamic and challenging. The overarching aim of the Community Forensic service is to deliver a model of integrated care and support across all elements of a service users pathway. With a specific focus on prevention through admission avoidance and early intervention through collaboration with other services. This includes training and support of staff, case consultation and formulation. For those in inpatient care there is an aim to support flow through the secure directorate and reduce re admission following discharge into the community. The team works with a relational approach with a focus on integration, meaningful roles and routines in the community.

Main duties of the job

As a Mental health Nurse within the Community Forensic Service within the Secure Services Directorate, you will be a core member of a multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for taking an active role in carrying out the functions of that team; including carrying a case load of varying complexity (with support from band 6s). You will work in partnership with another Care coordinator to provide holistic client centred care co-ordination. You will have a key role in our recovery pathway, providing direct nursing care and also engaging in a range of therapeutic interventions.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional registered mental health qualification (RMN)
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to forensic mental health
  • Student supervisor/assessor or Practice Educator accreditation or equivalent
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Courses, on-going training and development in theory and practice in chosen profession.
  • IT Skills
Experience Essential
  • Established mental health experience
  • Experience of clinical supervision for qualified and/or support staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Application of health and safety and risk management policies
  • Awareness of the implications of long-term institutional care
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Experience of managing an extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex forensic mental health needs
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Understanding of current issues within secure mental health services, clinical governance issues, practice education and implications for your chosen profession
  • Application of HR management policies
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Health Capacity Act requirements
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health
  • Good working knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities
  • Awareness of legal restraints impacting on the rehabilitation of mentally disordered offenders

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