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Community Psychiatric Nurse

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 May 2024
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Band 6 (37.5) hours Community Psychiatric Nurse to work within community services in the borough of Merton for South West London and St Georges NHS Trust, within the Community Recovery Support Team.

The post offers a chance to work as an integrated member of a dedicated community team, working with adults experiencing mental health issues. Our community services are innovative and have recently been reconfigured to provide specific recovery focused interventions to people with mental health issues accessing secondary care. The focus is on providing time limited interventions to enable individuals to maintain their lives with limited intervention to understand and develop strategies to manage symptoms they may be experiencing, while working in partnership to establish their own personal recovery action plans.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team. You will hold a designated caseload and work generically as a care coordinator alongside your Nursing functions.

The Trust has regular Nursing forums there is an emphasis on being actively involved in continuing research and ongoing learning. We offer regular developmental learning sets professional and line management supervision yearly individual appraisals and a robust in service training/ educational programme.

Applicants should have experience working within a mental health setting post qualification ideally a community mental health team. You will need to be flexible energetic have a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to work autonomously.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with individuals sometimes adopting a creative / problem solving approach to working practice. You should be committed to MDT working and partnership working, establishing good networks with our Recovery College and a variety of voluntary, statutory and independent agencies.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support:

Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.

Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.

Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication monitoring service user compliance.

Safety safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.

Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Registered Adult nurse and/ or Registered mental health nurse and/ or registered learning disabilities nurse
  • Mentorshop qualification


  • Matsers degree

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of research- based/reflective practice, e.g understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • significant relevant clinical experience
  • evidence of continuing professional development
  • experience as a preceptor/mentor


  • experience of taking responsibility for a ward/ clinical unit
  • experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • experience of supporting practive development in clinical areas

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Teaching ability
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics promotes equality and diversity


  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


The Wilson Hospital

Cranmer Rd



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