Community Mental Health Nurse

NHS National Services Scotland
£25,000 - £29,999
18 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
an exciting opportunity to join NHS Tayside
Applications are invited for an individual registered on Sub-Part 1:RN3 or RNMH of the NMC Register who wishes to join our Access Team.

Positive mental health and wellbeing at a population level can reduce health inequalities and improve wider outcomes in relation to physical health, social cohesion and economic productivity.

The post holder’s role contributes to this key agenda by:

Providing mental health and wellbeing triage assessments within the Access team for individuals experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues.

Providing short term interventions, signposting individuals and making referrals, where required, to a wide range of self-management, community resources, third Sector and Health and Social Care Services.

Working within the Access Team, contributing to the assessment and treatment of mental ill health, parity of esteem for individuals with mental health and wellbeing issues, reducing stigma associated with mental ill health, improving social inclusion, and raising patient/carer/staff understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues and intervention options.

Undertaking duty screening of referrals, supporting hospital discharges and building partnerships across traditional service boundaries to maintain people in the community who may be marginalised, difficult to engage, and/or at increased risk as a result of mental health difficulties.

If you have these skills, display strengths based and inclusive approaches to working, are committed to improving the lives of people with mental health and wellbeing problems then we would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries: SCN Liz Fyfe, (

Hours of work are: 37.5 Hours

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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