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Community Engagement Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Lucas House/Silver Street
£45,024 - £50,806 per annum (inc Outer London HCAS)
Salary period
19/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.  The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community.  Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training.  We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.

Main duties of the job

This post is a full-time, permanent position, working as part of the Enfield Community Core teams in a case finding and assertive outreach capacity working in partnership with the London Borough of Enfield rough sleepers and single homeless person unit, faith groups, voluntary community services, refugees and other difficult to reach and  high intensity users with mental health issue unwilling to engage with conventional mental health services.

The post holder will be expected to be a qualified non-medical prescriber or be prepared to complete the non-medical prescriber training.

The post is part of an initiative to improve the quality and culture of care provided, and to enhance the therapeutic offer available, to rough sleepers and single homeless people, and difficult to reach people in Enfield.

Working for our organisation

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust’s values are:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed view of the role.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered with NMC as RMN,
  • Further qualification Degree/ Masters level, or equivalent management experience.
Desirable criteria
  • Further training – non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Management Qualification or equivalent level of operational experience.

Professional Experience

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Mental Health Acute Care setting at Band 6 /7.
  • Ability and experience in dealing with developing and implementing systems that support clinical excellence.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of contributing to service development and innovation
  • Experience working with homeless people

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Detailed knowledge of the Mental Health Act to be able to advise other staff
  • Detailed knowledge of Mental Capacity Act to be able to conduct Mental Capacity assessments
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to act as an advocate as and when necessary

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work under pressure while remaining calm and maintaining quality.
  • To have a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Olumuyiwa Ajiga
Job title
Clinical Practice Specialist
Email address
Telephone number
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