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Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Care Coordinator

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year pa inc of inner or outer London HCAS and dependant on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a highly motivated Community Psychiatric Nurse passionate about providing Outstanding mental health care or a Registered Mental Health Nurse looking to take that next step in their career? Is your work life balance and wellbeing as important to you as it is to us?

This is an exciting time to join our Trust. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is at the beginning of an exciting journey of transforming our community mental health services. We are currently offering a wide range of opportunities to work in Southeast London from the Leafy suburbs to the Inner-city Buzz.

We are holding in person interviews on the 1st July 2022 at the Ortus Conferencing Centre so don't delay apply today!

Main duties of the job

Within the role you will undertake the coordination of care being involved in assessment, treatment delivery, and partnership working. As part of the multi disciplinary team you will work with individuals and their families or carers providing support, education, family work and evidence-based interventions aimed towards promoting recovery. You will work with people aged 18 and upwards in a service which aims to work with other agencies including primary care to raise awareness of mental health and to reduce the length of time people remain untreated.

About us


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible and professionally accountable for a caseload as part of the community team and lead and manage the work of others as required professionals involved in the care and ensuring regular CPA reviews are held as required.

Independently carrying out assessment, care planning and care coordination with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to others views, respect and value individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Ensuring a flexible approach in care provision with focus on choice and social inclusion opportunities.

Recognising and addressing concerns about the physical health needs of service users with long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma etc.); escalating these concerns as necessary to senior members of the multi-disciplinary team.Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate, seeking the cooperation of friends, relatives and carers following recovery principles and approaches.

Supporting service users to adopt recovery strategies that promote their wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, independence and self-care.

Recognising and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicide prevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, in line with Trust policies and training guidelines.

Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocols specific to the local community setting.

Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in a community setting; recognise, report and investigate safeguarding issues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse.

Understanding and implementing infection control measures in a community setting.Preparing and providing reports on information and statistics as required relating to case load, regularity of visits and details of contact with clients and families.

Communicating/liaising effectively with relevant agencies to ensure that an integrated programme of care is provided throughout.

Liaising with other Health Care Professionals, Statutory and /or Voluntary Agencies to address the needs of service user.

Working closely with relevant professionals identifying health needs of the practice population and support the development of services in response to those needs.

Leading and participating in team, locality and Trust initiatives as required and promote the strategic aims and objectives of the service, and other relevant quality improvement initiatives in the community.

Leading and actively contributing to clinical or governance reviews of the teams activity and the monitoring of performance in line with trust directives and audit programmes in the community.

Demonstrating an awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to-date Mental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings; ensuring adherence to legislation at all times.

Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.Understanding of the admission and discharge procedure

Giving medication including IMI to the right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, and right time and giving the right education to patients.33. Ordering and appropriate storage of medication in a community setting.Engaging in practice reflection through clinical supervision and reflective practice groups, and contributing to the delivery of clinical supervision to junior staff.

Demonstrate leadership skills within the clinical context of the community, showing particular awareness of the challenges facing staff working in a community setting and supporting junior staff as appropriate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Relevant Master's degree
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
  • 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
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Relevant Clinical Experience
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Understanding of Care Co- ordination under CPA
  • Experience of managing caseload
  • Experience of working in the community
Other Requirements Essential
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS

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