Community Mental Health Nurse

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Salary : £19.38-£31.00ph
Location : Hereford

Job Title and Grade: Community Mental Health Nurse – Band 6

Pay Rates: Days: £19.38ph Saturdays/Nights: £25.19ph Sunday/Bank Hols: £31.00ph

Trust: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Location: Hereford


Are you registered Mental Health Nurse? Would you like a role with stability? Would you like the opportunity to work at various sites across the county? Do you want positively impact patient’s lives?

Community Mental Health Nurse – Band 6

The Role:

Key Skills/Responsibilities: (Included but not limited to):

  • Ensure that each referred patient and where necessary their family receives an individual specialist assessment, risk assessment and care plan and is the subject of regular evaluation which, wherever practicable is formulated in conjunction with the patient and/or their family.
  • Provide specialist interventions for referred people within a therapeutic framework, both individually, with families and in groupsAlso providing advice and support for other professionals as required.
  • Act as the key worker for an identified caseload.
  • Prepare assessments, treatment reports and discharge summaries, in accordance with local policies.
  • Possibility of participating in the Out of Hours Team rota and the telephone out of hour’s rota.
  • Operate in any appropriate setting including hospital, primary care facilities, residential homes, schools and units/ colleges and people’s homes.
  • Provide a range of services and approaches as part of the Senior Practitioner role i.e. consultation, specialist advice, clinical supervision and support to those working with children i.e. those in primary care, health visitors, school nurses, teaching staff, residential staff, social workers, youth service, etc.
  • Promote knowledge of mental health and the prevention of mental ill health with those service users and members of the general public, both formally and informally.
  • Foster close working relationships with all appropriate agencies and networks in the field of Mental Health, locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Participate in regular clinical and safeguarding supervision sessions with an appropriate supervisor and give clinical supervision.
  • Develop and/or take a lead in a specialist area, as agreed within the local team e.g. ADHD Clinics, CBT, Family Therapy, management of the waiting list etc.
  • Participate with the access centre to assess referrals as they come into the service and liaise with referring agents.
  • Be expected to participate in flexible working patterns including weekends and evenings.

In order to apply for a post, youmusthave a Minimum of 6 months UK (Private or NHS) Community Psychiatric Nurse experience within the last 2 years and have a Valid NMC Pin.

Benefits of working Bank

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 day Service Centre on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Helenna Butler, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01905 681781 or email [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.