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Community Psychiatric Nurse

NHS Professionals - Fl
Church Hill House, Bracknell.
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Registered Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band: 6 a band 5 would also be considered for the role

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Church Hill House Bracknell

Salary: £20.96 Per Hour

This role has great flexibility for your working hours

Placement: Initially 3 Months

Please see the attached job description prior to applying for the role.

Job Title: Registered Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band: 6 a band 5 would also be considered for the role

Trust: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Location: Church Hill House Bracknell

Pay Rates: £20.96 Per Hour

Working Hours: Monday - Friday

What is special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare's vision is to provide the best care in the right place; developing and delivering excellent services in local communities with people and their families to improve their health, well-being, and independence.We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who display our values and the right behaviours and work hard to create a culture which respects all our staff for the unique contribution they make to ensuring high quality care is delivered. Our values are:
  • Caringfor and about you is our top priority.
  • Committedto providing good quality, safe services.
  • WORKINGTogetherwith you to develop innovative solutions.

  • The post holder will be responsible for the formulation, execution, and evaluation of a care plan for a designated number of patients who may present with significant complexity within a multidisciplinary team.
  • The post holder will ensure that each individual plan is developed in consultation/agreement with the patient and informed by the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • The post holder will be responsible for identifying the specific interventions and skills required from the multidisciplinary team to deliver the plan of care and expected health/social outcomes which are evidence based and lead to recovery and minimise risk.
  • The post holder will be responsible for devising a crisis plan with each individual patient and alerting the Urgent Care services as required.
  • The post holder will operate within the principles of recovery and reduce dependence on Secondary Mental Health Services enabling a planned integration into local community facilities and then discharge as part of the patient's recovery plan.
  • The post holder will be a member of the Bracknell Community Mental Health Team and as such will be mainly based at the CMHT and work within its hours of operation.

Responsibilities: (Included but not limited to)
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information and advice to service users, carers, and professionals, including information about diagnosis and prognosis, to find ways of enabling the information to be understood, providing empathy and reassurance.
  • To maintain and develop relationships with professionals external to the area of service, service users and their significant others (where appropriate) within area of service/specialism.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating of specialist care, including evaluating the work of junior staff. And to be responsible for developing care packages and programmes of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the service user's needs.
  • To provide effective analysis of a range of facts and inputs to establish and apply an evidenced based formulation and options of care that can be negotiated with the service users and appropriate judgments made that best improve the opportunity of the service user's recovery and which mitigates risk to themselves or others.
  • To formulate and design physical interventions as part of the service users care plan, ensuring that clinical policies and procedures are followed correctly and risks inherent in any procedures are minimised.
  • To ensure services are delivered in a manner that is appropriate, relevant, and respectful to all community members, recognizing the diversity of ethnicity, culture, belief, privilege and capacity of service users and carers
  • To provide advice to other members of the service and agencies on the needs of service users.
  • The post holder is required to adopt the principles of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and work within the framework when assessing, planning and co-ordinating the care and medical treatment that a person requireAs a jointly funded service, the post holder will be required to consider both social and health care elements of the service user's needs. This may involve assessing needs under the Care Act and similar. Support, supervision, and training around all such roles would be provided.

    Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

To Apply

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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