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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
The Sutherland Centre
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Salary period
13/06/2023 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy CPN

NHS AfC: Band 6

Job overview

Would you like the opportunity to use your Expertise and Leadership skills with an Outstanding Trust … one of only two Specialist Mental Health Trusts in England rated as Outstanding by the CQC.

We are seeking to appoint a Mental Health Professional to take up this much-valued post.

The Sutherland Centre Community Mental health team are looking to recruit a full-time, Band 6 CPN.  The community teams are embarking on a challenging journey of change and the appointed individuals will need to be innovative, compassionate, and motivated, have a passion to deliver individualised, person centred care and can make a positive contribution to service development.

This is an opportunity to join our community mental health team as we enter a time of modernisation and development of our services to meet the needs of local people.  Support and interventions are delivered that are recovery focused and promote independence and resilience and deliver high quality outcomes for service users and carers.  

You will be responsible for a client group with serious mental health issues for which risk assessment, and risk management is an essential requirement.

Main duties of the job

To act as care coordinator for a specific group of service users and conduct assessments and to deliver specific therapeutic interventions to this group and liaise with other professionals regarding progress and outcomes.

To ensure that practice remains abreast of new developments and to develop and maintain standards and implement change in respect of this.

To liaise with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and to provide a link between hospital and community and/or primary and secondary services.

To operate a duty role in the screening of referrals and allocation for assessment. To provide support and guidance to colleagues over issues of risks and/ or complex clinical presentation.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we’d like you to be part of it.

Our vision is ‘To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.’ Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s Values.  These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it’s about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To act as care coordinator for an identified group of service users within the community mental  health team. To ensure that appropriate interventions are planned and delivered according to assessed need. To promote a positive relationship and to engage with carers/relatives as appropriate. To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards for record-keeping are adhered to. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record-keeping for this group of service users.

To have responsibility for seeking support and advice from the Team manager in respect of issues and difficulties with individual service user care. To attend regular decision-making meetings with the Team manager in order to address caseload management issues such as acceptance of assessments, the provision of ongoing care, discharge planning, face-to-face contacts and service user mix.

To assess service user response and provide advice and education to both service user and carers in respect of prescribed medicines.

To provide support to other service users within the Community mental health team at times when the named worker is unavailable e.g. periods of annual leave, sickness, etc.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A qualified/registered Mental Health nurse.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with a range of Statutory non-statutory agencies.


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment.

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Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingCommitted to being an Inclusive EmployerVeteran AwareFoster Friendly

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Rubina Damani
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Team Leader
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