Skip to main content
Please wait, loading

Job summary

Main area
Community Psychiatric Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (24/7 service, earlies, lates, long days and nights)
Job ref
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Bushey Fields Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 pa
Salary period
05/10/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy CPN

NHS AfC: Band 6

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, with the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,500 people and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and ethnic minority candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Black Country Healthcare we recognise and value all forms of knowledge and expertise, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or criteria in the job description/person specification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

For further supporting information to help you apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Job overview

Dudley Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team 


Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses

(Full time 37.5 hours)

3  x Substantive posts

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to join Dudley Crisis Resolution Home Treatment.  We provide short-term intensive support in the community to individuals with acute mental health needs as an alternative to hospital admission.

We provide a  24 /7 service,  and nurses are expected to work shift patterns to cover this.   Most team members work 3 long shifts, which helps to promote a good work-life balance.  There are also opportunities for extra  shifts.

Main duties of the job

Are you a passionate mental health nurse who wants to make a real difference to individuals and their families?   Do you want to play an essential part in a person's recovery journey?  If so, working with Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team could be for you!

We are looking for enthusiastic nurses who will provide compassionate, person-centred care to adults experiencing mental health difficulties.  We offer rapid assessment and short term intensive treatment  in order to support individuals and their family/carers through mental health crises. Through a recovery approach, we aim to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate discharge from hospital.

We are a team of nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and support workers, and you will find the team extremely supportive whilst you are growing into the role.  We have a good team spirit,  and great team work is at the heart of the service.














Working for our organisation

The Trust offers a flexible approach to working, opportunity for development and training, regular supervision, and annual personal development reviews.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will need to have relevant experience in either hospital or community settings, and have transferable skills for assessing mental health needs /risks and formulating care plans for individuals who  might be in high level of distress with a variety of needs. You must hold a valid driver's licence, and have a car. 

If you are interested in this post, we welcome you to come and see how we work and to meet the team.  For more information or an informal chat, please contact  Helga Hayward - Team Manager-  email or phone  01384 325039.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Registered Mental Health Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • • Post registration experience teaching and assessing Evidence of Post Registration training in area of speciality


Essential criteria
  • • Substantial experience of working with people with acute mental difficulties
  • • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • • Experience of working with a diverse client group in a diverse setting
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working with a community setting


Essential criteria
  • • Risk assessment/management
  • • Understanding the organisational framework in which the service operates
  • • Mental Health Legislation and policy
Desirable criteria
  • • Crisis intervention in the community

Skills/Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to make plans and assess risk as the lead professional. • To make clear and realistic assessments of situations and to communicate clearly and unambiguously with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds
  • • Ability to work in partnership across agencies and services
  • • Ability to manage and deal effectively with crisis.
  • • Ability to negotiate treatments and promote medication concordance
  • • Willingness to acquire unfamiliar knowledge and play a part in all types of work that the team decides is appropriate
  • • Enthusiasm for working with people in their own homes


Essential criteria
  • • Be compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone
  • • Enable yourself and others to act with confidence and authority in order to achieve the best outcome for everyone
  • • Act with transparency and honesty; respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone
  • • Work with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone and everything we do

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - Good

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Helga Hayward
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01384 325039
Apply online nowAlert me to similar vacancies