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Community Mental Health Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the Bromley West ADAPT (Anxiety, Depression, Affective, Personality, Trauma) Team. The post holder will have responsibility for a manageable caseload of clients delivering various interventions for service users who have complex mental health. The main aim of the Team is to provide a timely intervention to address specific needs to promote re-engagement with primary care and third sector services to enable service users to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.

You will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team that has adopted a whole team approach to ensure the best quality care. The team are trialling a new evidence-based intervention for service users with personality difficulties and/or complex trauma. Structured Clinical Management is a nationally recognised intervention for such service users and you will be expected to complete the external training and provide the intervention to services users via a group format

The Community Psychiatric Nurse role is suitable for Registered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor. The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

Main duties of the job

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 care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care getting feedback and improving plans with the MDT.

Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.

Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication monitoring service user compliance.

Provide comprehensive assessments and risk management plans.

Manage a caseload of services users and ensure that they have evidence-based care plans and risk management plans.

Undertake and offer duty service on a rota basis.

Participate/ support in Structure Clinical Management.

Manage caseload by taking lead in risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the clinical evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service user's own experience and clinical judgment.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Contributing to an effective communication process with appropriate and accurate information to patients, carers, family, friends and colleagues.
  • Engaging and listening carefully and actively, and responding using appropriate language and accessible communication methods and skills. Developing communication skills to enable and support difficult conversations, acknowledging cultural differences and professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrating effective clinical communication and documentation to internal and external stakeholders ensuring effective verbal and written handover of relevant and objective information. Demonstrating ability to determine key information, ability to recognize and effectively describe symptoms of mental illness, distress or of a deteriorating patient, and ability to escalate issues of concerns effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Contributing towards the on-going quality of service and care by managing the patient caseload, organizing care including delegating tasks and duties appropriately to staff with relevant competency, identifying and mitigating any risk issues in relation to the service users health and social care. Informing the relevant Health care professionals if there are any significant:
  • Changes in the service users physical or mental state
  • Factors relevant to the service user
  • Incidents related to the service user
  • Maintaining timely and accurate service user written/electronic records in line with Trust policy. Use care plans, pathway documents and Information System progress notes appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Reporting, without delay, any safety or security concerns to maintain the safety of service users, carers, staff and others in line with Trust policy.
  • Understanding and contributing to the Trust risk assessment policy, including being aware of the need to follow all safeguarding procedures being aware of the necessity to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults always when working with service users. Supporting junior staff to respond appropriately if there are any significant factors, or incidents relating to the safeguarding service user.
  • Maintaining confidential information in accordance with Trust Policies

Please see job description and person specification.

Person Specification

NMC qualification


  • Evidence CV / application and interview


  • 3 years post qualification



  • Evidence CV / application and interview


  • 3 years post qualification

Skills and knowledge in psychological therapies


  • CV and qualification - interview


  • Previous experience working complex personality disorder and brief intervention

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Beckenham Beacon

379 Croydon Road



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