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Band 6 Specialist Practitioner (Nurse) - Victoria Centre, Swindon

Band 6

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Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Victoria Centre
£30,401 per annum
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the Complex Intervention and Treatment Team (CITT) this is an established and dynamic team based at the Victoria Centre in Swindon. We provide specialist mental health services to older people with organic and functional illness across Swindon and we are currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking Nurse to join our team.

Swindon CITT comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of CPNs, Social Workers and Care Co-ordinators. We work closely with other disciplines and the ward staff, all based at The Victoria Centre, to ensure a seamless service to our client group and their support network.

Applicants will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge in the areas of the delivery of mental health care in the community, with particular reference to the needs of Older People, together with an understanding of both the CPA and Care Management processes.

You will be required to provide care co-ordination for an allocated caseload of service users with substantial and critical mental health needs. This will include key tasks of undertaking high quality assessments, developing care plans, delivering and reviewing therapeutic interventions. You will act as a supervisor and role model to others.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a high level of decision making skills and to work independently. Applicants will also need to be proficient with the use of IT systems for both data and documentation purposes. Car driver is essential.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jackie Pike, Team Manager or Michele Curr, Senior Practitioner on 01793 327800.