Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Telford & Wrekin,
£33,706 to £40,588 a year £32,306 - £39,027
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about rehabilitation and recovery in mental health?

Do you want to work in a role that is highly rewarding, with lots of opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills?

We are a dedicated, supportive and friendly new Community Mental Health Rehabilitation team, excited to be offering a great opportunity to be part of the services early development.

As a team we are taking a new approach to working with people with complex severe and enduring mental illnesses (i.e. complex psychosis) at an early stage of their recovery.

We are building an alternative approach - to work with people in a least restrictive way and collaborate closely with the individual, their support networks, and other professionals to offer just enough support, so that people can reach their potential, and live the very best life they can.

This is a real opportunity to support people in developing a positive relationship with themselves, their mental health issues and those seeking to help them.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, or wish to arrange an informal visit please contact / 0300 303 3426.

Main duties of the job

  • You will undertake clinical assessments to establish the person's needs, goals and risks and generate a formulation based care plan with all involved.
  • You will deliver recovery focussed and evidence based interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people
  • You will manage a caseload of individuals with complex severe and enduring mental illness within CPA, including specialist assessment, care planning in conjunction with service users and carers, and evaluation of individual treatment plans
  • You will administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.
  • You will complete and contribute to robust risk assessments and risk management plans, and deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • You will participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level, and assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have an ability to build positive multidisciplinary team relationships, and work collaboratively with external agencies, patients and their families/carers.
  • You will have good leadership skills

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification

About us

MPFTprovides physical and mental health care, learning disability, and adult social care servicesacross Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. In addition, we provide services on a wider regional and national basis. We serve a population of 1.5 million and employ around 8,500 members of staff.

By joining MPFT you will become part of a diverse and inclusive team who are empowered and supported to deliver care in a way which is consistent withour values:
  • putting people at the heart of what we do
  • empowering people to improve care and wellbeing
  • delivering better health, better care in partnership

We are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

We will support your career development and progression. Membership of the excellent NHS pension scheme, generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave, pay and the option for flexible working. You will receive up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

We are also proud to have a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Registered mental health Nurse on NMC Register
  • Post-registration experience, evidence of formal courses and training at diploma/degree level
  • Conforms to NMC requirements
  • Registered Mentor
  • Leadership qualification/course
  • BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level
  • Qualification/course in providing supervision
  • Qualification in coaching
  • Non - medical Prescriber
  • Psychological intervention Qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT
  • Phlebotomy
  • Registered Sign off mentor for nurse students
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of post registration experience working with adults experiencing complex severe and enduring mental health needs
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with complex severe and enduring mental health problems in a community setting.
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary /multi agency teams
  • Experience of leading/contributing to CPA process
  • Experience of presenting at local/national level
  • Experience and ability to carry out clinical audit
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health NICE Guidelines and Long Term Plan
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct A/I
  • Understanding of the principles of the Care Programme Approach and Community Care Act
  • Demonstrate understanding of Equality and Anti-discriminatory practice
  • Knowledge of other relevant local and national documents/drivers that affects practice
  • Knowledge of the wide range of statutory independent and third sector service provision for adults with mental ill health
  • Skills of assessing, planning and evaluating care, for people with mental health related difficulties, utilising the principles of Recovery
  • Skilled in the assessment and management of clinical risk and developing and communicating appropriate risk management plans

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