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Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CRT South has 1 vacancy for a Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 6)

We are looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Community Recovery Worker to work within the Newham Community Recovery Teams (CRT). This post would be suitable for someone with experience and/or a strong interest in psychosis, caseload, and crisis management.

Newham Community Recovery Team (CRT South) was set up for adults aged 18-65 years old, from a range of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, with a long history of Psychosis and requires care coordination in the community.

The CRTs provide an integrated service to those individuals and their families/carers suffering from the consequences of mental illness, enabling them to live as fulfilled a life as possible within the community and promote recovery. This means working with service users and carers, their families, and the wider community to help them live purposeful lives, breaking down the barriers of stigma that often accompany mental health problems and lead to social isolation.

The postholders will be based within the CRTs and will be employed on a permanent basis.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an innovative service and to use your skills and experience to work in new and challenging ways.

Main duties of the job

Be a member of the Recovery Team who is responsible for the delivery of services to people who are residents of Newham and have a severe mental health issue.Establish a network of relationships with statutory and non-statutory organisations including inpatient services, Community Integrated Mental Health Teams, local authority, education, vocational and leisure facilities, and maintain a database/resource of such organisations.Be involved in service evaluation data that includes service user and carer feedback. Supervise and co-ordinate the work of trainees/students of your related profession, as appropriate.

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 Qualification/Registration NMC (PIN)
  • Evidence of regular CPD
  • Mentorships/Practice Assessor Training
Experience Essential
  • Well-developed and suitable experience of working as a qualified RMN
  • Suitable experience of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Running the wellbeing clinic (depot clinic) and administering high volume of IM injections
  • Experience of completing full psycho-social assessments and writing reports.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural, inner city area.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • The current legislation relating to Mental Health provision
  • Safely managing, monitoring and administering medication
  • The needs and rights of service users
  • Psychiatric problems and the social, psychological and political dimensions of mental ill-health
  • To engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • The major current issues in relevant health and social care
  • Experience with problems including psycho-social and recovery approaches
  • To communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • To work effectively as part of a Team and facilitate productive working relationships.

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