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Community Mental Health Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria 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
The Fylde Coast Community Mental Health Team is an Older Adults Community Mental Health service based at Shorelands Blackpool. We are a 5 day a week service with operating hours from 9am to 5pm. We are a multi- disciplinary service, with close working links with other health departments, social services and third sector/voluntary agencies.

Our service users present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties of a functional or organic nature and often combined with social care and physical health needs and may require long term interventions from the CMHT.

Previous applicants do not need to apply.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a motivated and dynamic Band 5 CMHN, It is expected that the successful candidate will have a good knowledge base of organic/functional mental health illnesses and the impact of these have on our older adult community. Where indicated they will be able assess and apply interventions in response to service users ongoing and changing mental health and or physical health needs, co-ordinating the input of other professionals as appropriate and evaluating and monitoring risk factors on a continual basis. There will be an expectation that the CMHN will work autonomously under the supervision of a senior Band 6 Nurse and will care coordinate own case load.

We would welcome newly qualified nurses or due to qualify in the next two months and support them with their preceptorship and development and have had positive feedback with student placements.

After a period of induction / preceptorship, involvement in the team's development is integral to this role via supervision of other staff, mentoring students, equally we promote professional development via internal / external training to meet professional and revalidation requirements.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health problems In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
  • Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
  • Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues
  • In-depth knowledge of diversity and anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.
  • Knowledge of current mental health legislation/policy, including CPA
Experience Essential
  • Clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
  • Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of risk assessment and management

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