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Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Nurse, Senior Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join an established team at Fareham Health Centre. Your main responsibilities will include:

-Care coordination of service users

-Response worker function

-Initial assessments and supervision and mentorship of junior staff and students

Consideration will be given for the right candidate to be supported in development to Band 6 competencies.

The post holder will be based at Fareham Health Centre and will need to work flexibly. Due to the rural nature of the role a car driver is essential with access to own car.

The Community Mental Health Team is focussed on delivering a recovery service for clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. We are transforming the way we work to provide outstanding care and building truly rewarding careers.

The Fareham Community Mental Health Team operates works closely with the Gosport, Havant and Petersfield and Borden CMHT and some cross cover maybe required.

We support and encourage our staff to developing their clinical skills as well as attending post graduate training such as physical health and nurse prescribing.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Cat King.

Main duties of the job

To provide recovery based community mental health services within a multidisciplinary team to adult individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs referred to the Community Mental Health Team.

This role, in collaboration with referred individuals and where appropriate family or carers, will coordinate and provide recovery focussed assessments, risk formulations, care planning, crisis and contingency planning, evidence based interventions, response, reviews, reports, discharge planning and attendance at appropriate meetings.

Role further includes acting as clinical and case management supervisor and mentor.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Essential Registered Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
  • *Recognised mentorship training.
  • *Nurse Mentorship or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fareham Health Centre

Osborn Road



PO16 7ER

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