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Community Psychiatric Nurse Band 6

Job Description

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust was formed in 2006 and became integrated with NHS Coventry in April 2011.

The Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. It is strongly advised that you complete and return your application form and online values assessment as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority.

Please check your NHS Jobs account regularly throughout the process of your application for any notifications from the Recruitment Team. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs (please register as a new user, if you haven't already). If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.



Community Psychiatric Nurse Band 6 10 wte

Coventry - Age Independent Community Mental Health Services to Adults in

Coventry and Warwickshire (Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)

Coventry Recovery Team based at Swanswell Point, Stoney Stanton Road.

We have a vacancy in the Community Recovery Team for an experienced Community Psychiatric Nurse. The team work with service users with psychotic illnesses across the city of Coventry and are based at Swanswell Point.

The Trust has recently reconfigured their Secondary Care Mental Health Community Services. These services are arranged around individual needs into three integrated Practice Units (IPU) based on the national care clusters - non-psychosis (3-8), psychosis (10-17), and organic (18-21).

We have an opportunity for a nurse, who would like to join our large team that works across the whole of Coventry. The successful applicant will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team including a large number of other nurses, doctors, support workers, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists to deliver recovery focussed interventions in the community. This includes care co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach and generic roles in the team such as new patient assessments and duty as well as specific nursing tasks. You will receive regular support and supervision from the Management and Leadership team.

We utilise the FACT and Recovery models to deliver multi-disciplinary responsive care to our service users. A working knowledge / understanding of these models are preferable.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication and problem solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge of mental illness and the challenges this brings in daily life. You also need to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes. We also are looking for people who can demonstrate the Trust’s vision and values in practice, and are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development.

The role has the expectation of managing and / or supervising junior staff and providing leadership for the team, your leadership skills will also be assessed in interview.

Visits to the team or questions are encouraged to appreciate this exciting but challenging role.

If you would like any more information, please contact;

Suzanne Madle-Williams / Neil Emsden – Managers of the Recovery Team on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Online Assessment
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Values Test

As part of your application you will be invited to complete an online assessment around Values. If you choose not to complete this assessment it will mean that your application will not be submitted for consideration/shortlisting.

Please ensure you complete the Values assessment as soon as possible as vacancies can be closed before the closing date if they have reached sufficient applications and non-completion of the assessment will result in your application not being considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service. All staff recruited to the Trust after 1 July 2015 will pay for and maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. The initial cost of the DBS check will be taken from your salary over the first three months of employment. Membership fees of the DBS Update Service will be paid by you directly.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
All members of staff have a responsibility to ensure that vulnerable adults and children are safe from abuse or harm. Employees must follow the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust’s vulnerable adults and safeguarding children policies. In any instance of concern, staff can contact the Trust Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults & Children or a member of the Safeguarding Children Team for advice and support. It is an employee’s responsibility to comply with all current legislation, breaches of which may lead to an employee being subject to disciplinary action.
As an employee of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust you are responsible for protecting yourself and others against the risk of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection. All staff, clinical or non-clinical are expected to comply with infection control policies and procedures. You will attend the mandatory infection control training and updates as required by the Trust.

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

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