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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2019.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 285-780-CYPF

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 Early Intervention Service
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is the major provider of mental health services to people of all ages in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, specialist health learning disability services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. There are over 2000 staff working in our Trust. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated care and support to all those using our services. Frontline staff working in the trust include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare support workers, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals (such as psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists).

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.

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

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Male applicants only

[GOR] Genuine Occupational Requirement



Early Intervention in psychosis service



We have an exciting opportunity available for a substantive Band 6 CPN position in the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service within Black Country Partnership NHS Trust.  This is an opportunity for someone with relevant experience to join the Service as part of the multi professional team based in Wolverhampton. Early Intervention is a recovery focused community team, which supports people presenting with or suspected of experiencing a first episode psychosis. The service is hosted within the Children, Young People and Families division and has strong links with adult teams and other agencies

 We seek highly motivated individuals who are looking for a new challenge and who have the skills to utilise available resources and services within the community setting, identify any inadequacies and take appropriate action to improve outcomes for individuals experiencing First Episode Psychosis.

 The post holder responsibilities will include the assessment of care needs development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and teaching nursing and non-nursing staff including basic and post basic students. The post holder will be required to undertake assessments and provide interventions to clients both on a one to one basis and in groups under the guidance and supervision of the Clinical Lead. The post holder will also have the opportunity to develop skills in specialist assessments and contribute to wider service delivery, developments and promotion of the service.

 All applicants must have experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs and from a wide range of different cultural backgrounds

In return, you will be joining a well established, experienced, skilled and supportive Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, where training,Supervision and peer support are readily available.

 For further information or expression of interest please contact  

 Nikki Haines, Service Manager : 07817568115 or Kate Freeman–Fox, Clinical Lead 01902 443993


** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

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The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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.

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