Community Mental Health Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent, full time Band 6 Community Mental Health practitioner to join the team at Norris Green Community Hub.

This post is not suitable for newly qualified staff or those trained as adult nurses.

We are looking for an individual with genuine enthusiasm for working in a community environment, supporting service users to live their life and manage their mental health in order to maximise their recovery and quality of life.

We welcome someone who is caring and who is motivated to provide high quality care with a recovery focused approach for a client group with complex mental health conditions.

The successful candidates will possess excellent knowledge and understanding of severe and enduring mental illness, good communication skills and will work well in a team. Our nurses are supported with access to continues professional development, regular clinical supervision and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Across the 5 teams at Norris Green Hub, we strive for excellence and support the Community Transformation model that supports our service users to access different speciality services across community.

Short listing planned for 3rd April 2023

Interviews planned for 10th April 2023

Main duties of the job

The Community Mental Health Team supports individuals who have severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The teams are a busy and skilled multi-disciplinary group which actively promotes close partnership working within the wider community.

If you feel you possess the values of Mersey Care NHS Trust we would welcome an application from you. Applicants should hold the professional qualification of a Registered Mental Health Nurse and have experience working in this field since qualifying.

The role will include providing high quality evidenced based care, formulating risk management plans, supervising risk assessments, providing expertise and advice, care co-ordination and supervising junior staff. In addition, we require a strong commitment to working with service users with complex needs, in order to assist them plan and take steps towards their recovery as well as promoting signposting to additional services such as Psychology, Life rooms and wider resources available in the community.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to support service users and their families and challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based within the Community Mental Health Team and will :

Provide assessments and develop treatment plans for service users on caseload

Act as named professional/care coordinator and coordinate care between services

Hold a caseload of people with severe and enduring mental health problems Participate in team meetings, MDT meetings and training opportunities

Provide advice and support for service users and carers

Participate in delivery of group interventions

Supervision of Junior colleaguesin the team

Liaise with colleagues and coordinate care for service users on caseload

Support and monitor the service user whilst commencing medication

Work collaboratively with other members of the MDT

Attend regular supervision and team meetings

Participate in training opportunities

Support people with complex needs and provide advice and guidance as peoples needs change

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • professional qualification Registered Mental Health Nurse
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Awareness of mental health legislation
  • Awareness of a range of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of CPA processes, e.g. care planning and risk assessment.

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