Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location Norwich
Job type Contract
Salary £24.13 - 24.13 per hour
Contact Andrew Cleeve
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Reference 169421

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) to work based in Norwich.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £24.13 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.


  • The assessment and appropriate treatment of people presenting with mental health problems, working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care with appropriate supervision, ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multi- agency environment
  • Managing a caseload and the provision of Mental Health Care services to people with mental health care needs
  • Support and advising to other health care professionals
  • Support aspects of service development
  • Provide an appropriate learning environment for relevant UEA students
  • Be responsible for accurate mental health clustering of all patients on admission, discharge and at review
  • Ensure all mental health clustering information is passed onto other Trust teams or services on transfer of patients
  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of mental health clustering activity within the team
  • Support the development of effective mental health care pathways within the service
  • Support to service evaluation and audit systems
  • Support review/development of service wide policies and protocols
  • Support the establishment of partnerships and networks with key stakeholders
  • Deputise for Line Manager as required
  • Be accountable for own professional actions
  • Participate in mental health promotion
  • Provide the appropriate interventions to patients with mental illness (incorporating NICE Guidelines)
  • Provide training and support for colleagues, including non-statutory and statutory agencies
  • Flexible working and manage own working time effectively and accordingly to service demands
  • Practice autonomously in making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing a high quality of care
  • Maintain respectful, effective professional interpersonal relationships with others
  • Attend all mandatory training as required by the Trust and to undertake further training and updating as required to carry out the role
  • Initiate, create and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers, ensuring that practice is patient centred
  • Promote the involvement of service users and carers in the development of the care pathway
  • Ensuring that all patients are given full explanation of their care pathway/treatment options and no decision is taken forward without their consent
  • Regularly be involved in various research studies
  • Adhere to local and professionally prescribed codes of ethical conduct and practice (e.g. confidentiality)
  • Maintain a professional portfolio, which demonstrates development in reflective practice
  • Have arrangements in place for individual supervision as per Trust policy
  • Ensure recorded contact data are accurately and timely as per Business Processes
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures, guidelines and standards set by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust and relevant professional body
  • Maintain and update knowledge relating to the current Mental Health Act 1983/2007 and any relevant guidance thereof, and sharing all relevant information to Primary Care colleagues as necessary
  • Identifying personal learning and training needs through PDP, appraisal and personal development plans on an annual basis
  • Support and develop the principles of joint partnership working and to be pro-acting in fostering positive interagency relationships and information sharing
  • Provide cover in the absence of colleagues in the team and assume the responsibility normally undertaken by them during their period of absence
  • Act as a Mentor to students to ensure that annual updates are undertaken and evidence for Triennial review is provided
  • Be responsible for student placements and learning outcomes, with regular contact with the link tutor to discuss student issues as they arise

Requirements of the Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Valid NMC registration under Mental Health
  • Previous experience working as a CPN
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Effective personal planning and organisation of daily work load
  • Be flexible in the duties you carry out and the Trust reserves the right to vary your duties from time to time in line with service needs and as commensurate with your Pay Band
  • Mentorship qualification or ENB 998
  • Willingness to train to become Sign-off Mentor Ongoing professional development working towards degree level Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
  • Good to great management course, or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
  • Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
  • Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages
  • Experience in delivering group based interventions
  • Experience in supporting service development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent assessment skills
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills
  • Care planning skills
  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills
  • Competent and effective treatment skills
  • Able to effectively prioritise own work load
  • Basic computer skills including use of email/internet Satisfactory verbal and written language skills
  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice PMA Training Prevention and Management of Suicide training Medicine Management Safeguarding training
  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines (Government initiative)
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Knowledge, information and learning
  • Be welcoming, friendly and support others
  • Timely, open and honest communication
  • Be professional
  • Be aware of our impact
  • Recognise people
  • Be effective

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 Community Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Andrew Cleeve; 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.