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Community Mental Health Nurse Recovery Worker (CPN)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Nurse Recovery Worker (CPN)

The Community Recovery Team North, which is located in the London Borough of Newham, is offering an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking and highly motivated Band 6 Nurse Recovery Worker (CPN) in our busy and stimulating multi-disciplinary service. We welcome all applications from Registered Mental Health Nurses with relevant skills and experience at Band 5 or above.

The advertised vacancies have become available due to some promotional opportunities for existing staff members, with training and development being a core element of support within the team.

The Community Recovery Team North provides care coordination recovery treatment for adults aged 18 - 65yrs over a fixed period. The service is intended for Service Users that need more focused recovery work in the context of severe and enduring mental illness and/or complex mental health needs. Service users will have specific recovery goals in mind and the team supports them to step down to primary care services when appropriate, ideally within 3 years.

The team believes passionately in offering the best quality care in the least restrictive manner; in actively and creatively engaging service users using recovery-based interventions; providing care which is compassionate and sensitive to the diverse population of the local area and fostering an approach which accepts and embraces the uniqueness of each service user.

Main duties of the job

Within your monthly allocated workload, you will be required to carry a designated caseload of Service Users (CPA and Non-CPA cases), work within the Recovery Team duty system as part of a duty rota while assisting Clinical Lead Nurses in completing the initial screening of referrals as part of the duty role. The majority of cases in the service are allocated to care coordinators or other health Care Practitioners, which minimises the need for duty worker input.

The role requires effective communication and an ability to liaise with a range of local social services or other mental health services e.g. Home Treatment Team etc. You will therefore need to have applicable knowledge and experience within mental health services appropriate to meet the role requirements as defined within the Job Description.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • RMN/RNMH Qualification.
  • Evidence of regular up-dating in practice
Experience Essential
  • Well-developed and suitable experience of working as a qualified RMN
  • Experience of completing full psycho-social assessments and writing reports
  • Suitable experience of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of nurse prescribing or willingness to consider undertaking training as part of professional development
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural, inner city area.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • The current legislation relating to Mental Health provision
  • The needs and rights of service users.
  • Psychiatric problems and the social, psychological and political dimensions of mental ill-health.
  • Current models of working with people with serious mental health problems including psycho-social and recovery approaches
  • Current research and how this can inform practice
  • The major current issues in relevant health and social care
  • Appropriate knowledge of mental health medications and other relevant medicines required to undertake the role safely and effectively.
  • Also proficient in medicine administration/calculations
  • To engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner. To assess their needs, design and deliver appropriate interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of the process.
  • To manage time, be self-motivated and to work both independently and as part of a team as required.
  • An understanding of the principles and practice of Equal Opportunities and a commitment to work within that framework.

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