Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
11 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join an established team at Havant Health Centre. Your main responsibilities will include care coordination of service users, Duty Worker on rotation, initial and follow up assessments and supervision and mentorship of junior staff and students.

Our teams are working to make sure there is 'No Wrong Door' for our patients and service users. Our people say that being part of this work is hugely rewarding and energising, that they can work alongside partners to ensure people get the right care in the right place.

We're working collaboratively with patients and families, primary care, social care and the voluntary sector to improve responsiveness and experience, and deliver place-based mental health systems that meet local need.

Due to the nature of this post in order to carry out home visits and attend patient meetings a car driver is essential with access to own car.

The Havant and Waterlooville Community Mental Health Team operates from Havant Health Centre. The team is well known for being approachable and open. We support each other and have developed a culture of honesty and integrity where problems are resolved quickly.

Consideration will be given for the right candidate to be supported in development to Band 6 competencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based at Havant Health Centre and will need to work flexibly. You will also need to establish good working relationships with the local GPs, Italk service and other community and voluntary organisations. We're investing in our mental health services in South East Hampshire, transforming the way we work to provide outstanding care and building truly rewarding careers.

Your main responsibilities will include care coordination of service users, duty work on rotation, and mental health monitoring and supervision and mentorship of junior staff and students.

The Community Mental Health Team is focussed on delivering a recovery service for clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. We support our staff in developing their clinical skills in attending post graduate training such as physical health and nurse prescribing.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Havant Health Centre

Civic Centre Road




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