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Bank Staff Nurses/LD/Mental Health/CAMHS & Senior MH Practitioners


  • Full time
  • 2023-12-31
  • £34,581 - £42,618 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Bank
  • Job code: 270923-48174

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job descriptions attached to this advert

1 – Inpatient Staff Nurse

2 – Community Mental Health Practitioner

3 – Community Senior Mental Health Practitioner


Person Specification



A professional mental health qualification RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT
Professional Registration with relevant body: EG RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current registration. Social Worker England or HCPC
A willingness to complete Trust Mandatory Courses (will be required to complete and undertake relevant Physical Interventions training with adjustments considered if required)



Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or Community Nursing Degree
Non-Medical Prescriber and/or another recognised therapy qualification
Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
Clinical Supervision qualification
Training to level 3 in Safeguarding Adults and children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff



Experience of Adult and / or Older Persons mental health nursing and the nursing process


Substantial experience of managing an extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex mental health presentations.
Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.


Experience of working with people with a diagnosis of dementia


Providing clinical supervision.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
Participation in user involvement in services.



Excellent verbal and written skills.
Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
Excellent IT skills.
Ability to engage in and lead (when required) MDT meetings
Ability to assess situations, make decisions, co-ordinate and organise appropriate responses.
Have an awareness and ability to maintain personal boundaries.
Able to risk assess
To be able to plan and implement all aspects of nursing skills.
To demonstrate effective leadership skills, promote effective role model across the ward environment.
Be able to work as part of a team.
Work as an effective role model.
Promote effective service delivery and future changes in a positive way
Willingness to develop self



Knowledge of ordering, storing and administering required medications
Knowledge of possible side effects of medication
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (including updates)
Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty safeguards


Knowledge of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
Multi-Disciplinary Working
Understanding of Recovery principles in Mental Health
Knowledge and understanding of both adult and children’s safeguarding guidance
Knowledge and skills in providing supervision

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Flexible working

Job location

Wonford House
Dryden Road

Job category

Allied health professionals, Nursing / Midwifery


Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Type of organisation

Public Sector




About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people’s recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience – we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

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