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Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse - Assertive Outreach posted by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse - Assertive Outreach

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

North Assertive Outreach Team

North AOT Northcroft 190 Reservoir Road B23 6DW, Erdington, Birmingham

£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust's induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 CPN to join our busy East Assertive Outreach Teams; located within a culturally diverse area.

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated, hardworking and compassionate CPN with an interest in the long term management of patients with severe and enduring mental illness.

Applicants must be Registered Mental Health Nurses and able to work in a challenging, dynamic and recovery focused environment.

We work with adults 25 years plus and support people who have historically avoided contact with mental health services and do this using a flexible and creative approach to engagement.

The successful applicant will be expected to work as an independent practitioner but also collaboratively as part of the Team. Working closely with the Multidisciplinary Team the applicant will be required to be an effective communicator, both written and verbal. Have the ability to prioritise and effectively manage their workload as they will be responsible for a case load of service users therefore managing a defined caseload under the Care Programme Approach.

You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, clinical skills, and understanding of the Mental Health Act, compassion and critical self-reflection.

The successful applicant should demonstrate the ability of working with challenging and complex issues and be able to joint work with other professionals as required to support and assist the service user & families with on-going difficulties. This position will be supported by a senior nurse.

The applicant should possess a thorough understanding of the role of a CPN and the role of care coordinator and be able to clearly articulate this in practice, demonstrating high levels of skill in assessment, intervention and planning within a client centred recovery approach.

The Assertive Outreach service operates over 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The successful applicant will be required to work a shift pattern consisting of day shifts (9:00am - 5:00pm), late shifts (12:00pm - 8:00pm) and weekends (9:00am - 5:00pm), as required.

In return, we will offer you a 6 months Preceptorship Programme (for newly qualified nurses), mentorship training, regular management and clinical supervision, continued professional development and a supportive team to nurture your skills and talent. You will also be a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team working in collaboration with our service users, their families, and other professionals, internal and external multi-agencies.

The ability and willingness to travel across the Birmingham & Solihull area for work purposes is required for this role

For further details / informal visits contact:

Richard Salkeld Team Manager East Assertive Outreach

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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 this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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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