Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 6
30 per week
Job ref
Alderney Hospital
£21,252 to £28,461 p.a.
23/04/2018 23:59





Are you wanting to take that next step in your career as a Mental Health Nurse? An excellent opportunity is available for someone who is looking to join the Adult Community Mental Health team (CMHT) in Poole.

If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse who;
• Is compassionate
• Has relevant experience, knowledge and skills in mental health
• Is highly motivated to provide high quality of care.
• Is positive
• Has strong interpersonal skills
• Is a team player but can also work independently
• Is interested in professional development
• Interested in making a difference
• Is committed to achieving the best outcomes to benefit service users and carers
This is the right team for you!

The Service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for Adults who are experiencing a range of mental health problems. The Team provide a holistic recovery focused approach to care and work in line with the Care Programme Approach supporting a clientele form a varied conurbation. This is reflected in the diversity of needs of our service users and carers.

The CMHT is an integrated multi-disciplinary team of health and social care staff including Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Medical Staff, Occupational Therapist, administration staff and supported by the Psychology department. We work closely with the third sector and other services in the local health and social care community to provide appropriate care and support to help address individual’s needs.

You will be based at Alderney Hospital and work in the local community area. You will work in support of the Team Leader, team members, students and Service Manager. You will have a key role and gain skills in completing initial assessments and providing follow up support.

You will have demonstrable clinical skills and a strong sense of initiative, ‘can do attitude’, excellent team working ability and be an excellent communicator. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level mental health nursing interventions, community assessment skills, safeguarding procedures and varied interventions which support this group of clients.

In return we can offer you:
• A comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
• NHS pension scheme
• Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on NHS service
• NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes

We would welcome applications from all Mental Health Nurses and would be happy to receive applications from current band 5 Mental Health Nurses with experience in working with adults, who are seeking to develop skills in the community.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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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

Rachel French or Lulu Dajani, Team Leader on 01202 305062 or Carlvin Josephs, Integrated Service Manager on 01202 305093

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277190