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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CMHT Slough
£24,174 to £31,088 per annum (incl of HCAS)
30/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Post title: Community Psychiatric Nurse

Base: Slough Pathways Outreach Team, New Horizons, Slough

Band: 5

Hours: 37.5 per week

Line Manager: SPOT Clinical Lead

Professional accountability: CMHT Services Manager

What’s special about this opportunity?

The Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust can provide you with an innovative, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to work closely with patients, helping them to identify their needs and participate actively in their recovery.  Our team have created a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to make positive change.

We value our employees and put people first. We will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as a ‘Good’ rating overall, and as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘The staff across all the community health and mental health services we inspected showed a caring attitude to those who used the Trust services. Feedback from people using services and their relatives and carers was highly positive. Staff in all services were kind, compassionate, respectful and supportive. People who used services were appropriately involved in making decisions about their care.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to be actively involved in training courses, seminars and workshops to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

As a registered mental health nurse with medication management training and experience working in adult mental health, you will have a passion for caring for vulnerable patients, excellent communication and therapeutic skills, a great sense of humour and the resilience to help us transform our patients’ lives. You will be able to work without direct supervision, show initiative and a determination to support patients and those close to them through creative engagement.  Calm, confident and assertive in emotionally demanding situations, you will be astute at setting and maintaining professional boundaries.  Collaborating with senior clinicians, you will risk assess and implement care packages for clients with severe and enduring mental illnesses, who may have difficulty engaging with mainstream mental health services, valuing their rights and enabling them to make informed choices. You will be an inspirational member of our team, striving to be your very best and supporting colleagues in the delivery of compassionate, safe and structured care. Having a good understanding of mental health legislation, therapeutic interventions and the principles of Assertive Outreach Community Work, you will be enthusiastic to share your knowledge when managing and mentoring more junior team members. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create a progressive, warm, friendly and compassionate environment. Caring for patients in the community you will enjoy working across multiple sites and have access to your own car.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Julie Adams on 01753 690950 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.


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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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