Locum Community Psychiatric Nurse

Location: Sedgefield  |  County Durham  |  England
Sector: Nursing Care
Consultant: Regan Behan
Job Reference: 36816
Salary: £26 - £30
Job Status: Contract / Full Time

Seven Nursing is looking for a Band 6 CPN to work within an exceptional NHS Trust in County Durham and Darlington.

The role:

To be responsible as the Care Coordinator for the assessment and coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of older adult service users and their carers within a defined catchment area/locality, and via a job plan. To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, and act up for the Team Manager in their absence as appropriate. To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff. To undertake duty work as allocated

Key Responsibilities:

      To be responsible for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group.

Responsible for the appropriate clinical risk assessment of service users contacting the “Out of Hours” service, providing an effective advice, guidance and decision making process culminating in the coordination of any reviewed plan of care.

Responsible for the admission, case conference/reviews and discharge in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Responsible for coordinating the care and assessment under the Care Programme Approach of a designated caseload

Responsible for participating in the development of the service, setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

Responsible for ensuring the postholder understands and meets their professional responsibilities under the child protection legislation.

Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983/95 are observed, adhered to and implemented.

Responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.

Responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.

To utilise a person centred, enablement approach within all care provision.

Responsible for ensuring that carers assessments, education and support is delivered in accordance with the requirements of the NSF.

Responsible for deputising and providing appropriate support and caseload coverage for colleagues/team members.

Undertake duty worker role, including screening of assessments, urgent visits and follow up.

Consider safeguarding issues within all situations

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: A BSc (Hons) degree in mental health nursing.
  • Experience: 2+ years working as an RMN within a community setting in the UK.
  • Compliance: Up to date DBS, HCPC and NMC registration.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.


  • Teaching and CPD programmes.
  • Financial support for further training and personal development.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Free life insurance Subsidised meals on duty.
  • Health Cash Plan.

Working with Seven Nursing:

Established in 2011, Seven Nursing is a leading provider of nursing professionals to Hospitals, Private Healthcare Organisations and Care Homes. We provide both locum and permanent solutions, working with nurses in band 5, all the way up to band 8D.

Seven Nursing is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of nursing; including General Nursing, CAMHS, Case Management, Intensive Care, Staff Nursing and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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