Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Permanent / Secondment
Full time 37.5 hours per week or part time 18.75 hours per week
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South Beds Community Mental Health Team Townsend Court Mayer Way Houghton Road Dunstable Beds LU6 3BL
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
24/07/2018 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.


Community Psychiatric Nurse, South Bedford Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team (SBOPS)
You will manage a caseload of service users that have been diagnosed with Dementia and functional disorders. You will work collaboratively with service users, family members and carers to develop individualised support packages and support plans that promote social inclusion, maintain dignity and service user choice.

You will also be working closely with other teams and inpatient wards, as well as with other statutory and voluntary agencies.

You should have at least 12 months experience practicing as a qualified nurse and experience working in the community and / or with Older Adults is desirable but not essential.

If you are considering applying for this post as a Secondment you must discuss the opportunity with your current line manager and have their agreement for you to be released before submitting your application
The Older Adults CMHT covers south of Bedfordshire, which is a lively, vibrant part of rural Bedfordshire to work in. The work of the team is varied and interesting and challenges you as a practitioner in your use of recovery skills with a caseload of people with decades of life experience behind them!

Interviews will be held 12 July 2018

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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

Trisha NICHOLS, telephone 01582 657588, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158