Senior Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) - Band 6

Location Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £31,365 - 37,890 per year
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Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for a Band 6 Senior Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) to work 37.5 hours per week, based in Aylesbury.

The salary for this full-time role is £31,365 – 37,890 per annum.


  • Provide specialist assessment, treatment and care reviews to patients and their families/ carers served by the Buckinghamshire Adult Eating Disorder Service
  • Take responsibility for managing urgent clinical calls, including risk assessment and management
  • Responsibility for supporting team members in their decision making as well
  • Take a role in facilitating and/or co-facilitating clinical groups with patients and their carers
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s philosophy, policies and procedures
  • Utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service
  • Take responsibility for shared action planning as generated collaboratively within team away days and as directed by the leadership team
  • Provide specialist and holistic assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex information from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care
  • Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care
  • Maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the NMC and Trust policies and procedures
  • Actively contribute and participate as a senior nurse within the team, to clinical case discussions, supervisions, case formulations and treatment plan reviews
  • Provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate
  • Advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where nursing and/or organisational matters need addressing
  • Participate, where appropriate, in the recruitment to the team
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team’s operational policies and services and Participate in the development of high quality, responsive and accessible services
  • Undertake a lead role for some project management, using research methodology to address a clinical question or improve services
  • contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active Participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holder’s professional and service manager(s)
  • Actively participate in an annual performance review (appraisal) and the development and implementation of a personal development plan
  • Attend any training as requested
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct relating to your profession (if applicable)
  • Always promote quality and safety of patients, visitors and staff thus enabling the Trust to meet its regulation requirements (Care Quality Commission Registration – Regulations and Outcomes) that relate most directly to patients and also strive for continuous quality improvement
  • Observe Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy providing equality of treatment and opportunity to employees, service users and service providers irrespective of sex, sexuality, age, marital status, ethnic origin or disability
  • Take responsibility for the health & safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their omissions or actions at work
  • Report accidents, incidents and near misses, implementing corrective action where necessary
  • Comply with Trust policies for infection control and hand hygiene such as hand hygiene, decontamination Policy, uniform and workwear code and standard precautions Policy to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)
  • Incorporate into their clinical activities up to date evidence that supports safe infection control practices and procedures, such as the use of aseptic techniques and the safe disposal of sharps
  • Comply fully with the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Trust’s Information Governance Policy
  • Raise any matters of concern with your Manager/Director
  • Comply with recruitment and other checks as requested by the organisation including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau
  • Be aware of and work in line with all Trust policies and procedures

Requirements of the Senior Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Valid NMC registration under Mental Health
  • A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained)
  • Recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role
  • A working knowledge of local and national policies relevant to this area: NICE guidance/ Marsipan/Awareness of likely interventions
  • Experience and working knowledge of key therapeutic intervention within AEDS
  • Trained in CBTE, DBT, CBT-E and/or MFT
  • Experience in holistic assessments and evidence based treatments for Eating Disorders
  • Post qualifying training relevant to this post such as family work, CBT-e or DBT
  • Comprehensive physical health monitoring skills, including blood pressure and pulse recording and results interpretation
  • An understanding of potential safeguarding issues for this client group within AEDS
  • Identify, assess and manage safeguarding issues with the patient and their family/carers, in conjunction with the MDT, as needed
  • An awareness of the importance of managing transitions in care for patients
  • Developed skills in the use of conducting multi-disciplinary and initial assessments
  • Experience providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups
  • Own car or access to alternative travel for business use/driver


This Senior Community Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Paul Chittock; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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