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Community Mental Health Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
The Sutherland Centre
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
10/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Mental Health Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare are looking to recruit a Band 5 Community Mental Health Practitioner [Nurse] to support the City CMHT Team at the Sutherland Centre.

The post is full time and the successful candidate will ensure the mental health needs of an identified group of patients are met.

you will contribute to the assessment, development and  delivery of evidence based care pathways and work on the Triage and duty team.  You will be responsible for the assessment of needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of care and to deliver specific interventions.

Main duties of the job

  • To assume responsibility and accountability for patients requiring duty support, triage and undertaking team assessments. To ensure that each has a current, individualised and comprehensive care plan based upon assessed need.
  • To carry out all care and associated tasks for supporting patients without direct supervision.
  • Supervise junior/unqualified staff in the provision of care.
  • To contribute to the day-to-day operation of the clinical area in respect of delegated administrative procedural tasks.
  • To support senior staff in the planning and implementing of new initiatives.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we’d like you to be part of it.

Our vision is ‘To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.’ Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s Values.  These are:

Proud to CARE:


 Caring with compassion, it’s about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To report to the person in charge/clinical manager any matters that are likely to affect the provision of patient care within the area.
  • Monitor the physical environment with due regard for standards in relation to hygiene and safety. Maintain a safe and orderly environment, identify potential hazards and where possible take appropriate action, if necessary reporting to the person in charge and/or liaise with support services staff.  Promote the active involvement of the patient group (where appropriate) in maintaining a clean and orderly environment.
  • Ensure that resources are utilised effectively and stored correctly. Participate in auditing or requisitioning procedures acting on any deficiencies as appropriate.
  • To occasionally take charge of the clinical area in the absence of a senior manager. (An average of once per week)  To have responsibility for the management of the clinical area, the prioritisation of tasks and supervision of junior staff during this time.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A qualified/registered mental health practitioner


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with a range of statutory, non-statutory agencies


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Rubina Damani
Job title
Team Leader
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