Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location Somerset
Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Contact Connor Knight-Robey
Call Connor
Reference 167863

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in North Somerset for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) to work 37.5 hours per week within the Intensive Service.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.

This role will necessitate working rotational shift patterns including nights.


  • Focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with a range of 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
  • Work autonomously to undertake emergency assessment in a wide range of locations, planning and delivering defined, intensive, specialist interventions in line with the CPA framework to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, who maybe distressed and in crisis
  • Work alongside other services to plan, deliver and review effective “wrap around” intensive interventions to manage risk and prevent hospital admission for those with the most complex needs
  • Act as Care/Recovery coordinator or associate Care/Recovery coordinator as required
  • Undertake the full range of activities required to deliver comprehensive mental health assessment, in an emergency for service users, who may be distressed and in crisis
  • 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 as appropriate, 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 caseloads
  • Deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carer’s 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 comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate

Requirements of the Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC and commitment to CPD
  • 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
  • Be mindful of public perception and must therefore not smoke whilst travelling in Trust identified vehicles or when in uniform or can otherwise be identified as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust staff

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.