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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered mental health nurse with a commitment to delivering excellent mental health care as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team? Then look no further -

Gloucester Recovery Team is a community mental health team made up of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, senior (B4) and Band 3 support workers, social workers and occupational therapists; and have physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants sitting within the service. We provide assessment and treatment for patients with significant mental health needs in the Gloucester locality. We work closely with the Complex Psychological Therapies team and clinicians have access to training and opportunities to participate in facilitating emotional skills and Dialectical behavioural therapy group programmes. The service provides a Clozapine and depot clinic and we actively support access to onsite and at home physical health checks and smoking cessation for all our patients in order to mitigate and reduce the known inequalities in health outcomes for many in our client group.

If you are a registered mental health nurse with relevant experience and a passion for working with people with complex mental health difficulties and are looking for an opportunity to work with different professions in a supportive and friendly team with development opportunities we would like to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with service users under the Recovery Team who have a common and severe mental health need with complexity. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs
  • Optimise service users' ability to remain in the community and / or be cared for in the least restrictive environment in line with the principles or recovery, social inclusion and the 10 essential capabilities
  • To facilitate face to face assessments, participate in the provision of a comprehensive triage service,
  • Plan interventions, support and educate service users referred to the service with a range of psychiatric illnesses.
  • To maintain responsibility for a caseload of approximately 25-30 service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

The post holder will:
  • Understand mental health difficulties, how to assess and support patients in implementing collaborative treatment plans towards achieving personal recovery
  • Show compassion and care for others - both who we offer a service to and their carers/supporters and also colleagues, other agencies and
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and at times under pressure and also closely with other professions as part of multidisciplinary working
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills and ability to prioritise clinical tasks in order to meet competing demands

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 22nd March 2023

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • NMC/HPC registration to practice
  • Post graduate qualifications relevant to training
  • Formal teaching and assessing course
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in mental health or related area
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of recovery approach and social inclusion
  • Experience of working within community setting
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation e.g. current Mental Health Act legislation, Child Protection legislation and other policy related to mental health
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and complex health and social care needs
  • Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights
  • Experience of supervising staff
Skills Essential
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure and to problem solve in complex and often chaotic situations
  • Be able to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member

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