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Community Registered Mental Health Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
It is a perfect time to join our Cornwall Integrated Community Mental Health Teams (ICMHTs) since investment from our Adult Community Mental Health Transformation project is generating fresh thinking about how we deliver services and significant workforce expansion. If you are an experienced registered mental health nurse looking for opportunities to shape the future of our services, and you want to work alongside passionate, supportive colleagues as well as to benefit from great opportunities for training, CPD and career development please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat.

Carrick ICMHT, based in Truro, is made up of highly motivated and supportive professionals focused on offering an outstanding therapeutic service. Our aim is to ensure service users feel empowered to address their difficulties and progress to independently managing their own mental wellbeing.

We are looking for a mental health nurse to work collaboratively with the team who is motivated to work with service users with complex mental health care needs.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload within the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Mental Health Service.

To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care, utilising the care co-ordination system.

To develop the interface between primary and secondary care services so the patients/carers are offered focused and co-ordinated packages of care that are appropriate to their needs

You will need to have knowledge of the CPA process, legislation around mental health and The Mental Health Act. You will need excellent communication skills and place value on team and inter-agency working. We would like to work with an individual who wants to utilise their skills to effect positive changes for our service users.

We need a person who can demonstrate passion and commitment to mental health issues have an approach to excellent client centred care along with working flexibly as part of a team, to deliver innovative health and social care. You will receive regular support and supervision from the Management and Leadership team.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Shortlisting Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RMN
  • To act as a mentor for student university placements. Having the mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification and attending mentorship updates as required.
  • Knowledge of electronic record system, care co-ordination, risk assessment, management and suicide awareness
Shortlisting Essential
  • Experience working with adults with enduring mental illness
  • Community experience
  • Good communication skills - written/oral
  • Evidence of skills and knowledge in particular methods of treatment/therapy for instance Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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