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Community Psychiatric Nurse x 2

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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About the team:

The Mitcham Recovery and Support Team is a community-based service for working-age adults between 18 to 70 years, who have experienced severe and enduring mental illness.

The Mitcham Recovery and Support Team works collaboratively with clients, their carers and networks with the aim of minimising the impact of mental disorder has on their lives.

The team is made of integrated health and social care professionals. We work in close partnership with GPs, Housing, Police and other key partners, including voluntary organisations.

Mitcham RST is a stable, cohesive, supportive team built on mutual trust and collaboration. Teamwork is important to the service, so we are looking for someone who shares the same values.

We currently have one vacancy because we have created a substantial team that allows individuals to grow and progress. The team is currently working flexible hours which you may find rewarding.

About the location:

The position is open within the Mitcham Recovery and Support Team which is located within the Wilson Hospital, Mitcham. The Wilson Hospital is easily accessible and has good transport network and link to Trains, Trams and buses, all within 10 minutes walk. There is free car parking on site and the Trust offers reduced rate of parking on other sites.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) x 2 to join the Mitcham Recovery and Support Team. If you are passionate about impacting positively on the lives of people with severe and enduring mental illness in a community setting, then this could be the perfect job for you.

The successful candidate will be able to offer intensive engagement work and recovery-orientated interventions. You will hold a caseload and work with a complex caseload of clients with varied mental health conditions. The role primarily involves developing treatment and interventions for health conditions within a recovery model of care. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate an understanding of client's health and social care needs.

You will be able to develop and enhance the therapeutic care of individuals within the community. The role involves among other things, completing comprehensive assessments, risks assessments, drawing up meaningful care plans, risk management plans and delivering appropriate and therapeutic interventions. You should be committed to MDT and partnership working, establishing good networks with colleagues in the HTT, RST, In-Patient services, Police, GPs and a variety of voluntary, statutory and independent agencies.

About us


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. 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,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • 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
  • Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

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 on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support

Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care; gettingfeedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.

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

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

Safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report allincidents following trust policy.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Master's degree
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • 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
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
Skills & Abilties Essential
  • 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
  • Teaching ability
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework

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