Community Psychiatric Nurse

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Worcester, UK
15 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Why not join a future focused, person centred organisation that is looking to invest in the local community and its workforce. Worcestershire's demographic varies from inner city population to small towns and rural communities. We are privileged with regards to the city and county being steeped in history and it truly is a beautiful place to live and work.

The North Community Assessment Recovery Service (CARS) are now in the position to offer a fantastic opportunity to an enthusiastic and motivated qualified nurse. We are a forward thinking service that welcomes innovative thinkers and values both its employee's and people with lived experiences who are accessing our services.

The service is a busy secondary mental health service which offers a variety of therapeutic interventions to the people of North Worcestershire. The team's ethos is recovery driven, and we strive to deliver excellent evidenced based care. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality based service to our local community.

The successful candidate/s will be based in Bromsgrove; you will be expected to work flexibly to cover according to service delivery need across the North of the county. The service operates from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

The team works with partner agencies within an integrated health and social care environment to provide collaborative interventions and care packages which promote and enable recovery for people with severe and / or enduring mental health challenges. We are working towards accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatry to standardise our care delivery across the county.

Aspects of the role include: administration of medicines, running medicines clinics, undertaking mental health needs assessments, providing support to other professionals and to those in a caring role in addition to the supervision junior staff including students. There will be a mentor in place to support your transition into the role, and the team is one of a positive and inclusive culture, where you will be given opportunity to develop your skills to become an autonomous practitioner.

Responsibilities also include care co ordination, dependant upon your experience the level of complexity will be negotiated accordingly. You will learn how to manage a case load; proactively engage with people who use our service, and utilise a positive risk framework, however you will also have access to a Multi-disciplinary skill mix.

A personalised recovery approach is adopted within our team and in keeping with best practices co production of care will be expected.

The workload is fast paced and varied. In order for us to achieve best applications of therapeutic interventions your ability to problem solve and support those with lived experience of mental health during times of crisis is fundamental.

The successful candidate should have the ability to manage your own time effectively to meet the needs of your caseload and team.

We value our workforce and are committed to ensuring your wellbeing is maintained. Our staff benefit from regular supervision and robust appraisals. Additionally group supervision/ learning forum are available with a team psychologist, who encourages and support psychological formulations. There is also a countywide nursing forum that enables you to access a wealth of experienced nurses and to ensure the specific components of the nurse's role are nurtured and offers opportunity for contributions to uphold the trust values.

There is scope for professional development as the trust has a repertoire of training available to those wishing to extend their skill set. Developing our workforce is important to us, and we are pioneering champion roles across the organisation. There is an exciting training programme being developed specifically for CARS staff to ensure the model of care, mapped against national standards is delivered effectively by a skilled workforce.

This post will offer the opportunity to develop your career in a challenging and demanding arena, whilst at the same time become part of a supportive and valued team of multi professionals.

This is a community based position and you will need to be able to meet the travel requirements.

You will be a highly motivated Band 5 with a minimum of 6-12 months post registration experience and having completed preceptorship.

If you are looking for a fantastic development opportunity then please apply, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please contact: Marie Tibbetts 01527 488440, Team Manager, North Community Assessment and Recovery Service.

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months' salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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