Join us

Please wait, loading

Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Community Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Mon-Fri 9-5)
Job ref
Mellmead House
£23,023 - £29,608 plus HCA pa
24/02/2019 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.

Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate invites applications for the post of Band 5 CPN within the Access, Assessment and Brief Intervention Team. This multi-disciplinary mental health team includes Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers and administrative / clerical staff. We work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary partners such as inpatient services, Home Treatment Teams, specialist drug and alcohol services, personality disorder services and psychological therapies. The Redbridge Access, Assessment and Brief Intervention Team provide a single point of access to adult Mental Health Services in the borough. The team provides assessment and advice and acts as a signposting service to other teams and organisations as appropriate. They offer short term individual interventions and groups for service users aimed towards recovery and independence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible individual who has a passion for supporting service users with mental health conditions on their recovery journey. As a team, we embrace and promote the Recovery Model and expect our staff to be familiar with and work within the model; working with Service Users within their homes, the wider community and clinical settings.

NELFT offers excellent opportunities for career development across the range of services it operates and has well embedded systems of appraisal and professional support.

Essential criteria for this post include:


Current effective status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register Part 1 – Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

Excellent communication skills

Excellent time management and organisational skills

The main responsibilities of the post:

To support the Access Team functions as and when necessary, i.e. working within the duty team, facilitating groups and/or key working of individual service users.

To undertake telephone screening/triage of individuals referred to the service.

To undertake assessment of service user’s mental health; this will include assessing service users within their own home as well as on hospital sites.

To carry a caseload of service users for brief intervention and key working.

To support the wellness clinic through administration of depot injections and physical health checks

If you are shortlisted for this role, your interview will take place on the 5 March 2019.

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).

London Healthy workplaceApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeAge positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact:

Name: Maria Ramsden

Job Title: Clinical Lead, Redbridge Access, Assessment & Brief Intervention Team

Telephone number: 0300 300 1570 (Option 1)

e-mail address:

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 Option 2