Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location Gloucestershire
Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Contact Connor Knight-Robey
Call Connor
Reference 166786

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 37.5 hours per week based in South Gloucestershire.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 2-month contract.

Some regular out of hours working may be required.


  • Providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services
  • Provide clinical leadership and supervision to team members
  • Be responsible for the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and well being needs, acting as care coordinator for a defined group of service users
  • Undertaking and delivering specific health or social care assessments and interventions, according to care clusters, including identified service users on other caseloads
  • Provides clinical leadership and supervision as appropriate within the team
  • Undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings
  • The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e. the Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGV
  • Be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence– based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required
  • Act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads2
  • Individual or group therapeutic intervention
  • Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventions
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers‘ ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user
  • Develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates
  • Be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate
  • Personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans
  • Be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling
  • Be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information
  • Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated
  • Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal
  • Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required
  • Maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards

Requirements of the Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker
  • Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal
  • Be familiar with the Trust’s approach to risk management, take a risk management approach to their own work and take responsibility for the management of the risks they own
  • Current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC and commitment to CPD
  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of front-line adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions
  • Able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches
  • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Experience of undertaking carers’ assessments
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of supervising others, monitoring their performance appraisal and ensuring delivery of activity
  • Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels even when a more assertive approach is needed
  • Highly developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing of understanding
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information
  • Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems
  • Demonstrates 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
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • 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 Community Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Connor Knight-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.