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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

West London Mental Health NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.

We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

West London Mental Health Trust provides a full range of local mental health services to the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham and Ealing as well as specialist and forensic mental health services, including high secure services to a much wider catchment area.

The Ealing East Recovery Team serves the area of Ealing, Hanwell, Acton and Chiswick. These areas are well served by buses and overland rail services, making the heart of London only a short train journey away. West London Mental Health NHS Trust is one of the largest in the country and as we cover a large geographical area, there are exciting opportunities to work in other clinical settings.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN) to work within the Ealing East Recovery Team based in Acton.

Community Psychiatric Nurses - Band 6

You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload; and maintaining associated records. As an integral member of the team you will also assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of the nursing staff; as a Band 6 CPN you will supervise the work of other nursing staff and student nurses. The Community Mental Health Nurses (Band 6) will deputise for the Lead Nurses when required

To be successful you will be an applicant who is enthusiastic and motivated. You will have a particular interest in care within the community, with the appropriate skills to deliver care to our diverse client group and would like to opportunity to develop their knowledge in this area. You should have experience in recovery focused work with all age adults with mental health needs.

The post holder will work as a collaborative member of the multidisciplinary team contributing to the provision of high quality of care to our services users and carers. The team embraces social inclusion and recovery principles, promoting a positive person centred approach using evidenced assessment and interventions.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact:

Melissa Bullen – Sector Manager, Ealing East Recovery Teams, Tel no.  ( Phone number removed )  or Elizabeth Uche – Lead Nurse.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.
If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you not have been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly

All registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

West London Mental Health Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects 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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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