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Community Mental Health Nurse - Named Worker Role

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

Job Details

The South Community Mental Health Service is undergoing an exciting transformation with additional resource allocation to provide ongoing intensive support to the population of the Sheffield, this includes working towards a joint approach with Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector, reviewing the CMHT Service Criteria and working in discreet small teams into local communities leading to a high quality care standard.

The South Recovery Team is proud to be:-
  • A fantastic team to work in with supportive, innovative and experienced staff
  • A great environment which encourage and inspire staff to get involved in local initiatives
  • Working alongside like minded innovative, forward thinking professionals who genuine care about the people we work with and each other's wellbeing

  • The successful candidate will be supported with their professional and leadership development through dedicated supervision with highly experienced and motivated team managers, where learning opportunities will be supported and encouraged. From the multi-disciplinary team, we offer regular CPD sessions and candidates are encouraged to bring their own interests to the team to share and develop their specific interests in mental health. Please note this is a qualified Nursing Vacancy.

    Main duties of the job

    You will need to possess excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of the wider team in order to assess, plan and evaluate care. You should have a positive approach to meeting the needs of our service users and be motivated, empowered and enthusiastic to both learn and share.

    You will also be expected to work as part of the duty system which operates within the general working hours of 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday on a rotational basis. This 'mini team' is supported by other clinical professional and management.

    About us

    We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

    What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share which we are keen to listen to and learn from/

    We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to hear from you.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and core responsibilities will include:
    • Acting as a Named Worker
    • Comprehensive assessment of new referrals
    • Carrying a varied caseload defined by need
    • Contributing to a duty system on a rota basis
    • Delivering supervision to more junior members of staff
    • Contribute to Multidisciplinary service development

    • Triage and determine urgency of new referrals to the service
    • Carry out comprehensive assessments of an individuals health and social care needs in a variety of settings and agree the most appropriate course of action. This includes first presentation to service.
    • To assess, evaluate and manage clinical risk
    • To formulate a plan of care based on identified need
    • Deliver evidence based interventions as appropriate
    • Review effectiveness of care plan at regular intervals
    • To work within safeguarding processes, including where required to act as safeguarding investigator / manager.
    • To work collaboratively with service users, carers and partner agencies
    • To maintain computer held care records in an accurate and timely fashion
    • Undertake all work in a culturally sensitive manner
    • Act in accordance with Care Management System, Acute and Schedule Care Pathways as appropriate.
    • Develop effective working relationships with Primary Care colleagues

    Person Specification

    knoweledge and skills


    • oWorking knowledge and understanding of Care Programme Approach & Care Management
    • oKnowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies
    • oKnowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes as a supervisee
    • oDemonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive risk taking


    • Additional skills /training in psychosocial interventions for people with SMI, CBTp and family interventions
    • oRelevant Health or Social Care professional qualification - Nursing or Social Work

    Training and qualifications


    • oRelevant Health or Social Care professional qualification - Nursing or Social Work
    • oCurrent registration with NMC, HCPC
    • oEvidence of continued professional development


    • oMentorship qualification
    • oSupervision training



    • oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working
    • oExtensive experience in mental health in both inpatient and community settings
    • oExperience of managing/supervising others
    • oExperience of working in a recovery focussed way


    • oExperience of working with adults in acute/crisis/relapse presentation
    • oExperience in a Community Mental Health Team/Assertive Outreach team

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


    East Glade

    1 East Glade Crescent


    S12 4QN

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    457-24- 6170218


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