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Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
20 May 2024
Are you a Mental Health Nurse who has a passion to work within OPMH and want to join a friendly team to do this?

The New Forest West Older Persons Community Mental Health Team is based at South Efford House. As a community mental health practitioner your journey will take you around the beautiful New Forest and along the coast delivering high quality care and interventions to our patient group.

Main duties of the job

Currently the OPMH Transformation team is focusing on the following services:

*Memory Assessment Service

*In Reach/Liaison Services to care homes and hospitals

*Crisis out of hours provision for functional mental health and dementia

*Functional mental health pathway and care coordinator role

If you have a keen interest in any of these areas, then now is the time to join and influence the development and delivery of these pathways to help shape the future excellent standard of care for our patients and their carers.

As one of our valued practitioners you will be able to continue and develop your career in the direction you want to go, we offer preceptorship and robust clinical supervision.

The supportive leadership team promote the development of our services to provide the best outcomes for our patients and we know that to achieve this we need to invest in our staff through creating a good working environment and providing training opportunities. We are also open to flexible ways of working with hybrid working (a mix of face to face and online/telephone assessments) available to help balance your work and home-life.

Ability to drive and use of a car for work purpose is essential in this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please apply. If you would like an informal chat about this post or would like to come and look round, please contact the team lead, Zoe Wilson on 0300 303 1740.

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.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

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



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


South Efford House

Milford Road, Everton



SO41 0JD

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