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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024
Do you aspire to change people's lives for the better? To work flexibly in a highly regarded team who strive to provide high quality care primarily to older people, alongside their family and carers by ensuring they experience positive mental health care? We are looking for passionate nurses who will focus on providing support and high-quality nursing care for clients and carers, targeting and prioritising people with severe mental health problems to join the Community Mental Health Team for Older people in Surrey Heath. The team is leading the way in innovative, integrated working with primary care and were recently awarded the RCPsych Psychiatric Team of the Year 2018 Older-age adults. The Service is also MSNAP Accredited.

You will also be working within the Surrey Heath Integrated Care Team whilst based within the CMHT(OP), attending integrated multidisciplinary meetings with secondary and primary care health and social care professionals to provide input on case management.

Based at Theta, Frimley, the CMHT OP service offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for people over 65 who present with functional mental health illnesses deterioration in cognition and/or dementia. We work closely with other services, such as social care and also with the voluntary sector, particularly the Alzheimer's Society, to provide positive support for people using services and their carers, ensuring effective forward signposting where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as key worker / care co-ordinator for named individuals, within the Care Programme Approach process, including Single Assessment
  • The ability to work alone
  • To provide high standards of care, which are delivered in a professional manner.
  • To ensure that the care delivered is based on best practice, and is regularly reviewed.
  • To ensure all records and reports are kept up-to-date, and up to the standard expected of this grade of nurse, in accordance with the Caldicott Report.
  • Keep an accurate, up-to-date diary and record of visits.
  • Be responsible for the continuous overall management of a defined caseload.
  • To receive and give clinical and management supervision / guidance
  • To supervise juniors / other staff in the delivery of care and treatment to individuals and groups
  • To support junior staff to manage caseloads effectively
  • To act as a positive role model for junior staff, assisting / guiding them in their duties
  • To provide information to the Line Manager, if any incidents that may affect the standing or running of the service
  • To develop close working relationships with voluntary / statutory services, in particular Social Services and members of the Primary Care Team, and participate in the system of integrated team working
  • To educate and train junior staff / student nurses and other professionals around competencies of a Community Mental Health Nurse
  • To participate in the Duty Rota to manage new referrals

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirements for this job.

Person Specification



  • RMN/BSC Hons or Diploma in mental health nursing
  • Membership of a professional body (NMC registration)
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Further training or experience to post graduate diploma level or 5 years equivalent experience


  • ENB 811, 812 or equivalent Community Nursing course



  • Experience in older people's community mental health nursing
  • Experience in care coordination and caseload management
  • Basic IT Skills including the ability to use a computer

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Lyon way


GU16 7ER

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