Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term 23 Months
Part Time 18.75 Hours Per week
Job ref
NEW Recovery Team South
Newham South Community Recovery Team, Passmore Edwards Building, Shrewsbury Road, London
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc. Will be pro rota
22/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Are you interested in making a meaningful positive contribution to the lives of Service Users and the already established high standard of Mental Health services currently delivered in Newham?

If so, the Newham Recovery Team South is looking for a forward thinking and highly motivated in supporting the delivery of high quality care assessments and treatment for adults experiencing mental health problems.

The Recovery Teams in Newham fulfil a number of integrated clinical roles including responsibility for the management and assessment of new referrals and the continuing treatment of care co-ordinated Service Users within a recovery focused CPA framework while also providing Outpatient Clinics.

The successful candidate will be required to hold a defined caseload within the Recovery Team but will also demonstrate the ability to undertake
comprehensive assessments and formulate treatment plans as part of a multi-disciplinary medical team.

Within your monthly allocated workload you will be required to work within the Recovery Duty Team as part of a duty rota completing the initial screening of referrals and subsequent assessments while offering brief support and crisis interventions to Service Users cared for in the outpatient clinic as the need arises.

This will therefore require effective communication and an ability to liaise with a range of social services or other mental health services e.g. Home Treatment Team etc.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Edward Lander, telephone 02032885080, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127