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Community Psychiatric (Assessment & Recovery) Nurse

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of outer London HCAs
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
Sutton Uplift has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced RMN or CPN to join the Adult Community Service piloting Transformation (improving access, recovery & service user experience). We are looking to fill a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours a week) over 5 days - typically Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (flexibility can be discussed at interview). This role will support the Primary Liaison and Recovery Team, which comprises of the Single Point of Access and the brief intervention Recovery Team.

You should enjoy working in a fast-paced but friendly environment where excellence in care is the paramount goal. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team (Admin, Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior & Trainee RMN/CPN's, Occupational Therapists and Managers), in order to provide the correct treatment and opportunities to support all patients.

Main duties of the job

Some of your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing therapeutic engagement for clients at primary care level and promoting independence as a step-down to GPs in primary care networks.

Participate in Duty rota e.g. resolve queries from GP's & other professionals, and support Team Lead in achieving key performance indicators by monitoring waiting lists (taking steps to mitigate breaches)

Screen incoming referrals, conduct assessments and identify/give options for best treatment pathway (seeking further professional advice & guidance where necessary)

Complete and maintain risk assessments and management plans

Occasionally support with home visits (conducted in pairs)

Keep clinical records up-to-date and in accordance with legislation and Trust policies

Receive and participate in clinical supervision in accordance with policy, and maintain compliance with Mandatory and Statutory Training

Provide support, guidance, and supervision to junior staff/students

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive. Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure that the views of users and carers are sought and incorporated into all care deli
  • To provide clinical cover for team members in their absence.
  • To liaise as required with other disciplines and organisations to ensure that all issues affecting service user care are managed and communicated to a high standard.
  • To provide written assessments reports/discharge letters for all allocated clients.
  • To liaise closely with other services keeping them informed of relevant service issues.
  • To provide information and reports as required and accurately document all relevant information regarding clients and staff, in keeping with the Trust guidelines and the NMC standard for records and record keeping.
  • To have an awareness of the need to manage resources effectively within determined budgets.
  • To assist in the successful induction of new staff and regular supervision of students and junior staff.
  • To have responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of self and others. To comply at all times with the requirements of the Health and Safety regulations.
  • To participate in the development of junior staff, acting as a mentor for student nurses and a preceptor to newly qualified staff, ensuring appropriate teaching, support and supervision.
  • To participate in clinical/team meetings.
  • To enter information onto Rio in a timely manner in line with Trust guidelines and prepare reports as appropriate.
  • To implement and contribute to policy and service development as appropriate.
  • To carry out responsibilities to promote the smooth running of the clinical area.
  • To actively promote and support the ongoing review of Mental Health Practice.
  • To participate in the Trust's complaints procedure and critical incident reporting when required and work within the policies and procedures of the

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 of researchbased/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

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics promotes equality and diversity
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Jubilee Health Centre

6 Stanley Park Rd



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