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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Posted 10 January by Nurseplus Featured Ended

Working on behalf of our client who is NHS based, we are looking to recruit a number of Registered Mental Health Nurses - Band 5 to work with the Integrated Community Mental Health Team within Adult Mental Health centred around Cornwall. The role will be predominately working 9 - 5, Monday to Friday.

Job Overview:

The post-holder will provide evidence based mental health service, based on sound assessment, care planning and focused, coordinated programmes of care, support and treatment/therapy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communication and Working Relationships

  • Service Users

  • General Practitioners

  • Families/Carers

  • Voluntary Agencies

  • Social Services

  • Housing Agencies

  • CMHT Members

  • Other Statutory and Non-Statutory Organisations

  • Employees of CFT

  • General Public

  • Other NHS Staff

Management and Personal Development:

  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the multi-disciplinary team and with other statutory and non-statutory agencies that the team work in collaboration with.
  • To promote and sustain good relationships with service users and their carers, friends and relatives.
  • Responsibility to give and receive direct clinical supervision and to participate in team supervision.
  • To work within a team approach where all members share in the care of individual clients and their families.
  • To share any skills and knowledge acquired to enhance the expertise of the team
  • To act as a mentor for student university placements. Having the mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification and attending mentorship updates as required.

Clinical Activities:

  • Under supervision will provide a service to meet the needs of individuals, implementing and evaluating recovery based care programmes, whilst ensuring acceptable, safe and effective standards of care, in collaboration with the service user and other members of multi-disciplinary team.
  • Under supervision will deliver evidence based psycho-social interventions for individuals, their families and carers.
  • To take on the role of care co-ordinator to a defined group of clients including the assessment, care planning and delivery in accordance with Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust’s Care Co-ordination Policy. This will include compliance with financial regulations where required.
  • To ensure that clinical practice complies with statutory and legal requirements, i.e. Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Act etc.
  • To provide advice, education, support and training to colleagues, the Primary Healthcare Team, other professionals, relatives and carers on the management of mental health problems.
  • Participate in caseload management.
  • To adhere to a whole life approach, which draws on the strengths of the service user to develop their own recovery.

Strategic Development, Planning and Organising

  • To take responsibility for some specific areas of service development as discussed and agreed with the Team Manager.

  • To be involved in team development, performance management and clinical audit.


  • To be responsible for accurate recording of client information in the documentation system in place, and ensuring the effective dissemination of clinical information throughout the multi-disciplinary team and relevant agencies.

IT Systems and Processes

  • To maintain and update records using the Trust’s Patient records information system (RiO).

Required skills

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Community Mental Health
  • Care Planning

Reference: 33805493

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