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Community Mental Health Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
4 May 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Greenwich Early Intervention in Psychosis team. We are looking to recruit to a new role of Discharge Facilitator to work with people recovering from first episode psychosis. The Early Intervention for Psychosis Services across the Trust are dynamic, well trained and enthusiastic about implementing evidence based approaches to supporting clients on their recovery journey. The successful post holder will be motivated, flexible and creative in their approach to engaging clients and will have some experience and knowledge of delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions to people experiencing psychosis.

The post holder will be closely supported in the team and will have the opportunity to participate in training and development as part of the team's continuing professional development programme.

Some experience and knowledge of working with Dual Diagnosis would also be desired.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Gary Winters or Rosie Okello on 020 8319 5500

The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary mental health care team (community based) assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, under the supervision of senior community mental health staff.

The post holder will maintain positive communication link between primary care, secondary care, social services and voluntary agencies.

Main duties of the job

To participate and provide support and health education programmes for patients, carers and families.

To establish professional relationships with patients and carers through effective interpersonal skills.

To ensure own mandatory training is kept up to date in line with Oxleas Foundation NHS Trust guidelines.

To provide evidence based care to patients, assess and formulate personalised care plans, and implement and evaluate care

Work to NMC Guidelines and maintain professionalism at all times.

To work flexibly and support colleagues within Community Mental Health Services as required and requested by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

To prioritise clinical workload according to patient need.

To report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or near misses promptly and when required, to co-operate with any investigation undertaken.

To demonstrate efficient and effective use of resources within own practice.

To attend and participate in clinical supervision in line with Trust policy.

To understand and adhere to all Oxleas Foundation NHS Trust policies procedures and guidelines.

To demonstrate an awareness of mental health care delivery systems and the local and national priorities of mental health care delivery.

To actively participate in the Professional Development Review (PDR) process and ensure training needs are addressed.

To maintain NMC registration.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration


  • Some experience of working with substance use



  • Some experience of working with psychosis


  • Some experience of social inclusion interventions



  • Some experience of community mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Ferryview Community Mental Health Centre

25-27 John Wilson Street


SE18 6PZ

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