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Bank Nurse Community Mental Health

Job Reference: J11-A-21-40640

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
New Horizons Job Ref (629)
£16.93 - £32.93

Bank Nurse Community Mental Health

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: New Horizons Slough

Salary: £16.93 - £32.93 Per Hour

Job Title and Grade:Nurse Community Mental HealthBand 5 or 6

Trust/ Location: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Covering: Slough Area

Pay Rates: Band 5 £16.93 ph. Bank Holiday £26.61 ph.

Band 6 £20.96 ph. Bank Holiday £32.93 ph.

Slough has excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the Royal Borough of Windsor.

Our Vision:

Our Trust’s vision is ‘to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients, and partners’.

Our Values are:

Caringfor and about you is our top priority.

Committedto providing good quality, safe services.

Workingtogetherwith you to develop innovative solutions.



  • To work as an experienced member of staff in the Community Mental Health Team. This is a multi-disciplinary team, with a single manager operating in a locality where there is a high degree of integration between all mental health services.
  • Conducting assessments, providing high quality treatments, care co-ordination, long term casework, purchasing of services and supervision of staff are some of the core activities of the post. Working collaboratively with other disciplines and other teams on the locality are essential in order to ensure a comprehensive service is provided to the local population. As a senior member of the team the postholder will need to act as role model and be able to manage high levels of responsibility.
  • This is a summary of the responsibilities associated with this post and is not intended as an exhaustive or precise definition of details and consequently will be subject to review.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The post holder will ensure that each individual plan is developed in consultation/agreement with the patient and informed by the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Will be responsible for identifying the specific interventions and skills required from the multi-disciplinary team to deliver the plan of care and expected health/social outcomes which are evidenced based and lead to recovery and minimise risk.
  • Will be responsible for devising a crisis plan with each individual patient and alerting the Urgent Care services as required.
  • Will have a recognised qualification in Psycho-Social Intervention (PSI)
  • Will operate within the principles of recovery and as such support each patient to develop a Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Recovery STAR and reduce dependence on Secondary Mental Health Services enabling a planned integration into local community facilities and then discharge as part of the patient’s recovery plan.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities within caseload management.
  • Ability to carry out high quality assessments and treatment interventions to individuals and groups.


  • Registered for practice through NMC.
  • Further relevant qualification in the field of mental healthor equivalent experience.

Experience required.

  • Minimum two years post-qualification experience of working with adults with mental health problems.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working.

Working Hours:

37.5 per week but 30 hours per week would be considered.

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 or 09:00 – 17:00 potentially negotiable.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work.
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go– access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone.
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime on 03332407552.

Please note:

From 1 April 2022 it will become a legal requirement for health and social care staff who have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless they are exempt.

This requirement also extends to non-clinical staff not directly involved in patient/service user care, but who may have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users in the course of their work.

Applicants who fall within the scope of the legal requirements will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


To Apply

Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email


As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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