Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location City of Westminster
Job type Contract
Salary £25 - 27 per hour
Contact Andrew Cleeve
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Reference HQ00119760

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award-winning 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 Westminster.

The pay rate for this full-time role is £25.00 - £27.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Shift Pattern:

  • 09:00 am – 17:00 pm


  • Receive referrals from GPs and undertake comprehensive psycho-social mental health assessments to establish care needs
  • Act as a contact point and provide a link/liaison role to GP practices with regard to patients with more complex mental health problems and/or co-morbidities
  • Non-urgent GP Adult mental health referrals, identifying patients who are suitable for management in primary care according to agreed thresholds and with any adjustments to reflect MH resource available at individual practices
  • Facilitate onward referral and rapid access to mental health services and other agencies in line with agreed thresholds and shared protocols and criteria, and/or to provide support/advise referring GP on effective management
  • Ensure early detection and fast tracking of clients with severe mental health problems
  • Provide appropriate short-term interventions for clients with more complex and severe, enduring mental illnesses
  • Support the safe discharge case management of patients discharged from secondary care, with a focus on enabling GP practices to provide effective, continuing care and to ensure access to support in terms wider social and social inclusion/self-management needs
  • Refer-on patients assessed as having common mental health problems to the primary care psychological therapy pathway or to external resources
  • Regularly meet with GPs and practice nurses in aligned practices with the Primary Care Network
  • Facilitate, where necessary, the onward transfer of suitable clients from secondary care to primary care
  • Develop and maintain a high standard of mental health professional care using a liaison model of nursing with a problem solving and evaluation approach
  • Utilise a range of therapeutic techniques
  • Understand the social factors which are relevant to mental health problems and to be aware of and respectful of the cultures, customs, values and spiritual/religious practices and beliefs of all clients, particularly those from minority ethnic communities
  • Receive regular appropriate supervision, as agreed with the Mental Health Hub Manager

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)

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 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.