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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

Community Psychiatric Nurse
Band 6
Bentley House

2 Permanent Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurses

The Bolton Mental Health and Social Care Directorate is an integrated service that strives to deliver a needs based service rather than one based on age (365 days a year) providing support outside normal office hours and at weekends and Bank Holidays. There are two Functional CMHT’s in Bolton that provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services to people aged 16 years and above including an assertive outreach approach.

We are looking to recruit 2 Band 6 nurses to the South Functional CMHT on a permanent contract.

We are looking for individuals who are flexible, creative, committed and able to adapt positively to change. You should also be able to work effectively taking a holistic approach to assessment and treatment working in partnership with service users and their carers’; promoting independence and recovery of people with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. You will need to be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, respecting the input of all the professions and professionals within this.

As a Community Psychiatric Nurse working in the CMHT you will assess service users using identified assessment and risk assessment tools and undertake the role of Care Coordinator in line with CPA process, you will have a defined complex caseload which could consist of people who require an assertive outreach pathway, and will be expected to work proactively and flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team model.
You will also be expected to act as assessor/mentor for student nurses and provide supervision to junior staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:
James Cornthwaite Team Manager  ( Phone number removed ) 
Kate Hulme Deputy Team Manager/Senior Practitioner for Nursing  ( Phone number removed ) 

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMW:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust’s Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £4769 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

To achieve this, the Trust recommends that you sign up for the DBS update service (£13 annual subscription fee currently) which is an automated process. You may choose to have a DBS carried out by the Trust of a three yearly basis instead, however, you will be required to pay for the cost of this check at the time (currently £4769)

GMW have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester West who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

GMW requires all Band 2 Health Care applicants to achieve a Care Certificate if not already done so.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

UK Registration

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

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