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Community Practitioner

Job Reference: 222-LS-890

West London NHS Trust
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
16225 Hounslow Recovery Team E & W, Hounslow
£32,257 to £41,308 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join our Community Recovery Team. The team works with adults covering the borough of Hounslow. We are a service user led service and work with adults that have mental health issues and require support with their physical health needs. Caseloads are a mixture of service users with long and enduring mental health issues, acute mental health issues and new assessments into our team.


The Recovery Team is a multidisciplinary team, comprising of mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, employment specialists and support workers. The team is supported by a good administrative system and offers excellent work environment. The team has good links with local statutory and non-statutory services.


The post is a dedicated Duty and Transition worker post, which consists of offering mental health assessments to those referred into the service and those needing reviews and treatment. It is based in the fast paced Duty hub of the Recovery Team and the post holder must also respond to crisis calls; liaise with SPA / Crisis and Assessment Treatment Team, CAMHs, GPs and Primary Care.


The current post is for 37.5 hours a week. The Recovery Team working hours are Mon-Friday 9am-5pm.


What we are looking for?


      1. Post registration experience with significant years of working with adults with mental health problems and a minimum 6 months of working with adults in a community setting.

      1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a sound understanding of current government legislation, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a MDT and provide high quality care with evidence based therapeutic assessments, interventions and completion of accurate and timely documentation.

      1. Specialist skills in mental health assessment, risk assessment, safety planning and medication administration.

      1. Car owner/driver would be ideal but not essential as it is about finding the right person

What will you get?


      • Regular individual supervision and reflective practice groups
      • Training to ensure continuous professional development – towards revalidation
      • Working within a dynamic team with visibility of the Senior Management Team
      • Opportunities for flexible working

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:


Deborah Nicol, Senior Community Practitioner


020 8483 2020


07710 147907


or email on

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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 applying from overseas.

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