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Care Coordinator (CPN/OT/SW)

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health, Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting time to join our Trust. South West London St. Georges is at the beginning of an exciting journey of transforming our community mental health services. In 2021/22 the Trust will benefit from significant investment in community mental teams to strengthen provision across all our boroughs.

If you want to live locally and work locally, with an employer that offers flexible and agile working with great development and carer progression opportunities, then this may be the role you!

Main duties of the job

As a care co-ordinator, you will work collaboratively with other agencies, including police, MOJ, probation, housing, and residential providers (to name but a few), to ensure that service delivery is consistently of the highest standard, providing for safe and effective care and team support.

The successful candidate will be a qualified RMN with sound experience in Mental Health, with knowledge and experience of forensic mental health service provision, offender care and be committed to team working.

The ideal candidate will also need to demonstrate good clinical knowledge and assessment skills, risk assessment and have sound knowledge of the Care Programme Approach. The post holder will be expected to be up to date with all mandatory training in relation to Trust policy and have current professional registration and knowledge as required by the NMC Code of Conduct.

About us

The Community Forensic Outreach Service (FOS) has a vacancy for a Forensic Community Psychiatric Nurse and Care Co-ordinator. The core of the job is the management of a caseload of patients with forensic histories, acting as their care co-ordinator and as social supervisor as appropriate. You will alongside an MDT including Doctors, Psychologists, Recovery Workers, OTs and Social Workers.

This post holder will be engaged in effective risk assessment and management, as well as leading on engagement and interventions to support service user recovery and achievement of service user defined goals.

Specialist training will be provided for particular aspects of the post as necessary. Regular clinical and educational supervision will also be provided along with academic sessions as part of the weekly team programme. The team prides itself in providing a high quality services to people with complex Mental Health problems across the 5 Boroughs that the Trust serves.

About our locations:


Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafs and restaurants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.

Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.

Demonstrating an enhanced understanding of Mental Health signs and symptoms and an understanding of how these may present in practice including recognition of impact on patient presentation and behaviour including risk factors. Supporting and teaching junior staff to develop understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and develop appropriate responses to these in practice.

Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies and training. Leading and coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in the management of difficult situations and de-escalation anddeveloping resilience and strategies to manage, including on leading staff and patient de-briefing sessions.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Master's degree

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and clinical legislation


  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience of teaching. e.g. lecturer practitioner/preceptorship
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff



  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Teaching ability
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Approachable
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others


  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework

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