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EIP - Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Mellmead House
£28,050 - £36,644 plus HCA pa pro rata
25/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking to recruit an EIP Community Mental Health Nurse who is motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner with proven abilities to work positively with service user, carers and family.

Redbridge EIP is a multi-disciplinary service, providing a range of specialist interventions within an integrated person centred approach to people aged 14-65 resident in the Borough of Redbridge experiencing or suspected of experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

It is important to us that the successful candidates are experienced professional, possessing a commitment to working with young adults, their carers and family. Is committed to developing and promoting evidence-based best practice, and be conversant with adolescent mental health interventions, the evolving needs of our service users, their carers and family.

As a Community Mental Health Nurse you will be a qualified professional, you will possess an understanding of how multidisciplinary teams need to function and be passionate about delivering quality services.

The post is full time, offering excellent opportunities to develop special professional interests; share expertise and work closely with colleagues. Training, good support and partnership working is offered. Close relationships also exist with multi-agency partners and specialist Perinatal and CAMHS services.

The teams operational working hours is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm although some flexibility may be needed, a car driver would be desirable but not essential for the role.

As minimum criteria all staff employed by the Trust should have a basic competency for numeracy and literacy equivalent to NVQ level 2. If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills prior to interview. Candidates who pass the assessment will then be invited to interview.

The main responsibilities of the post:

To provide an integrated recovery centred clinical service to people aged 14-65 living in the Borough of Redbridge, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis, in accordance with the new waiting time guidelines NICE Standard 80.

To access and act as care coordinator to clients referred to the service, in accordance with Care programme Approach (CPA) policy. Undertake comprehensive assessment of health and social needs together with the service users implement a plan of care and intervention to meet these needs, ensuring regular reviews are in place for evaluation of the care plan.

To provide carer assessments to ensure carers and family are included and supported and in care planning. To participate in carer focused education, family intervention approaches, support programmes and carers groups providing information about relevant legislation and carer’s rights.

Within the CPA process monitor and assess the physical health of service users with mental illness in line with Trust policy and national guidelines

To facilitate and implement the Trust and Local Authority requirements in relation to safeguarding children and guidance legislation within the Care Act 2014. To adhere to the requirements of the Safeguarding Adults policy.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rhian Farnham

Clinical lead

Redbridge Early intervention in psychosis team

Mellmead house


E11 2DS

Tel: 0300 300 1706

Mobile: 07947798755

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 Option 2