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Community Mental Health Nurse (RMN / CPN)

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation based in the South of England, who are looking for a RMN or CPN to work with the Community Mental Health Team, providing a high-quality service across all areas of the Community Mental Health Service.

The role will be working at a NHS Band 6, main operating hours are between 9am – 5pm and is a 7 days a week service Post holders will be expected to provide a flexible service in accordance to the needs of the service and service users.

Job Summary:

The post holder will work within the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) providing a high-quality service across all areas of the Service. To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. To work within your professional scope of practice.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work independently as part of an interdisciplinary team to diagnose, assess, plan and implement patient specific programmes of care/interventions, contributing to the continuous assessment of patients

  • Undertake more complex assessments, using your profession specific clinical knowledge and skills;

  • Function effectively across a variety of environments (e.g. ward, department, patients’ homes etc) involving changing and demanding conditions;

  • To use a comprehensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, and their families/carers, the diagnosis and treatment plan, that may be complex and sensitive, to help progress rehabilitation. This will include patients who may have difficulties with understanding or communication;

  • Evaluate patient progress and alter treatment programmes as and when appropriate;

  • To involve patients in goals and treatment proposals. To gain valid informed consent. To work within the legal framework with patients who lack capacity for informed consent or are subject to the Mental Health Act;

  • Supervise the practice of designated registered and non-registered staff within the CMHT.

The ideal candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will a Mental Health Professional with Experience of community Care;

  • Will have the ability to manage stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner;

  • Will be expected to work flexible hours to cover shift patterns.

If you are interested in the role, please email Rebecca Taylor with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.