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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Grays & Thurrock Locality
£33,706 to £40,588 a year plus HCA per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the continued expansion of Community Mental Health Services, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Community Psychiatric Nurse at Grays Hall, Thurrock, Grays, Essex.

You will be employed as a Care Co-ordinator, within a Multi-Disciplinary Team, who work with patients with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Illness, including Dual Diagnosis, coupled with history of disengagement, non-compliance with treatment and revolving door admissions.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and suitably experienced Mental Health Nurse, who is flexible and able to work on own initiative, as well as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

You will have experience of undertaking comprehensive assessments, including physical health care, health promotion, social inclusion and recovery

You should have experience of inter-agency working, be .competent in prioritising workload in a busy environment and have a proven ability to problem solve and deal with everyday practice issues.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

To act as the named care co-ordinator and manage the coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers, within a defined catchment area/locality.

To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, and act up for Team Lead in their absence as appropriate. To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experiencedstaff.

The post holder will work under the overall supervision of the Team Leader but is required toundertake the duties of the post without direct supervision. The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment and advising on the management of patients presenting to the Community Mental Health Team

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • 1st level NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse (Degree /Diploma equivalent)
  • Certificate in a psychotherapeutic intervention e.g. solution focused therapy, Basic CBT, BFT or counselling etc.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of Community Mental Health Team and Recovery principles
  • Excellent working knowledge of the practices and principles of the Care Programme Approach

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