Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location Bristol
Job type Contract
Salary £34.52 - 34.52 per hour
Contact Connor Knight-Robey
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Reference 166373

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) to work based in Bristol, within the CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team.

The pay rate for this locum role is £34.52 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • To provide information, assessment and sign posting to young people and their family and carers presenting with mental health problems/needs in community and acute hospital settings.
  • To foster strong collaborative and trusting working relationships with referrers whilst demonstrating clinical expertise.
  • To assist primary care child and adolescent mental health teams in the development of safe and appropriate care pathways.
  • To provide a prompt response to all referrals following jointly agreed procedures and within agreed time frames.
  • To provide concise and effective liaison and feedback to clinical staff within child and adolescent mental health services and Primary Care teams including advice on effective and appropriate management strategies for those young people referred to the service.
  • To ensure where needed that young people experience a seamless transfer into AWP provider/treatment services.
  • Following assessment, to provide short-term follow up of patients where appropriate.
  • To contribute evidence-based expertise to multi-disciplinary team care planning processes.
  • To provide effective communication with young people, relatives and carers, Primary Care, and other health services.
  • To ensure the active involvement of families and carers during all stages of the assessment process.
  • To provide a prompt response to requests for information and advice.
  • To ensure appropriate communication, both verbal and written, at all stages of the consultation process.
  • To promote positive attitudes, mutual understanding and collaboration between non mental health staff and mental health services, users, carers, voluntary agencies, primary care.

Requirements of the Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Valid NMC registration under Mental Health.
  • Previous experience working as a CPN.
  • A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained).
  • Commitment to CPD.
  • Understanding of child development and Attachment Theory.
  • Experience of using advanced assessment skills especially in determining the nature and severity of mental illness/health in children and young people.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the make-up of the wider health and social care community including statutory and non-statutory services and direct experience of multi-inter-agency working an collaboration.
  • Detailed working knowledge of how specialist child and adolescent mental health services are organized and operate, where and how they fit into the health and social care community.
  • Skills and experience in educating and training other professionals, particularly non-specialist mental health workers.
  • Specialist knowledge of the needs, treatment approaches and rights of children and young people with emotional and mental health needs and the carers and family.
  • Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Children’s Act and Safeguarding.
  • Significant demonstrable levels of initiative utilised within practice and work delivery.
  • Substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners.
  • IT skills including Microsoft Office and a willingness to embrace new technology and processes.
  • Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.
  • Available to work some nights/weekends if required.

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive mental health nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands


This Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Connor Robey; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.