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

Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Crisis Home Treatment
Band 5
37.5 per week
Job ref
St. Anns Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 p.a.
24/07/2018 23:59





This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Band 5 Mental Health Nurse who is looking to develop their career and who aspires to become a practitioner within the Crisis Home Treatment Team.

This post will develop skills in acute mental health care, clinical risk assessment and management, brief recovery-focused interventions, and gatekeeping for the service and the inpatient beds. The successful candidate will be practising within the Crisis Home Treatment Team with supervision, support and training. This will be provided by fellow practitioners, as well as medical staff within the team.

  • If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000.  For further details on relocation expenses please email

The Crisis Home Treatment Team is a specialist community mental health service that offers an alternative to hospital admission for clients in acute mental health crisis. The Crisis Team works with a variety of individuals suffering from a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses and offers intensive support and treatment in service users’ homes, providing holistic care as well as working collaboratively with a number of support services.

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner you will join a dynamic multidisciplinary team of Support Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Social workers, Occupational Therapists, Medical staff and peer specialists. The service is also currently undergoing remodelling and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the new service.

The Crisis Team has close working relationships with Dorset Police and the South Western Ambulance Service, as well as other Dorset Healthcare NHS departments such as General Practitioners, inpatient wards, Psychiatric Liaison services and independent mental health care providers. A key part of the role will be to foster and promote good working relationships with external teams and you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for link working.

Working within a twenty four hour shift pattern, the role will include assessing clients in a variety of settings for care and treatment options, reviewing clients and working with them using a range of therapeutic interventions.

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

Adam Collings or Cheryl Power (Team Leaders) or Tracey Marshall (Service Manager) on 01202 609821 (option 3)

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