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Community Mental Health Nurse Band 5 to Developmental Role Band 6

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
24 May 2024
Developmental Community Mental Health Nurse - Bromley East ADAPT

We have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Band 5 nurse to join the Bromley East ADAPT Team in a developmental role. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a busy and varied multi-disciplinary environment and work towards Band 6 via an agreed set of competencies. You will work alongside clinical and other non-clinical colleagues to make a positive contribution to our patient's journey to recovery .

The Bromley ADAPT Service provide care and treatment to individuals who are experience anxiety, depression, affective disorder, personality or trauma. If you are interested in developing your intervention based skills with this cohort then we would look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their assessment skills and psychologically informed interventions (both group and individual) to enable them to work as an effective member of the team. This will include Structured Clinical Management training funded via Health Education England and provided by The Anna Freud Centre.

Please follow link for overview: Structured Clinical Management (SCM) | Training | Anna Freud Centre

We would recommend that you contact the team for an informal chat in the first instance if you are interested in the post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking comprehensive assessment of service users and carers mental health and social care needs. Once these needs have been identified the post holder will be responsible for developing a goal focussed and person centred care plan to enable the provision of an appropriate intervention.

The post holder will be working in a supportive diverse team, where there are opportunities for personal and professional development.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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

Please see the attached Job Description for further information relating to the jobs main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse


  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting



  • Experience working/training in a clinical setting with people with complex mental health needs.


  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting



  • Understanding of the assessment process with people with mental health needs,
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Knowledge/understanding of the importance of reflective practice
  • Experiencing/training with trauma, EUPD diagnosis

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Bromley East Locality

1 - 6 Carlton Parade



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