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Community Mental Health Nurse

Attractive Salary Package



Our client is hiring a Community Mental Health Nurse to join the team.

A suitable candidate should be a motivated and multi-skilled individual that meets the requirements of the role.


  • Administer medications, document response, maintain accurate medication lists, and document and report medication errors.
  • Utilize a motivational approach to engage individuals in treatment consistent with their stage of change and develop therapeutic relationships with individuals that respect boundaries.
  • Assess the individual’s medical and nursing needs and make recommendations for an individual-centred service plan.
  • Provide education regarding mental illness, physical health concerns, chronic disease management, wellness, relapse prevention and medications to patients, families, caregivers and team members.
  • Advocate for individuals to assure implementation of appropriate interventions; assure protection of rights and privacy, and assure that individuals understand the complaint and grievance procedures.
  • Refer and connect individuals with medical, psychiatric, and other healthcare providers relevant to managing their cases.
  • Coordinate with pharmacies to ensure timely delivery of appropriate medications.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all medical and psychiatric services and provide additional coordination, advocacy, or intervention when necessary.
  • Talk to patients about their problems and discuss the best strategy to deliver their care.
  • Develop rapport with patients to build trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns correctly.
  • Empathize with distressed patients and attempt to understand the source of their discomfort.
  • Help patients manage their emotions through the application of de-escalation techniques.
  • Provide evidence-based individualized therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety.
  • Liaise with mental health agencies, social workers, and primary care practitioners as needed.
  • Organize social events aimed at developing patients’ social skills and help reduce their feelings of isolation.
  • Ensure that the legal requirements appropriate to a particular setting or group of patients are observed and adhered to.
  • Maintain medication inventory, review patient care plans, and monitor progress.
  • Help patients and their families in combating the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Render advice and arrange support for patients, relatives, and caregivers.
  • Assess treatment success at case conferences and meetings.
  • Prepare and update patient records.
  • Encourage patients to take part in therapeutic activities, including art and role play.
  • Assess and plan nursing care requirements.
  • Visit patients in their homes to monitor progress and perform risk assessments with regard to their safety and welfare, and identify when patients are at risk of harming themselves or others.



  • Experience in community mental health.
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the willingness to learn.
  • Ability to respond to competing priorities.
  • Ability to support staff and facilitate change.
  • Registered Mental Health (RMN).
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting.
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency in the English Language.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations sensitively by listening, showing tolerance and remaining objective.


  • IT skills.