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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
26 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Community Mental Health Nurse, working with Havant and Waterlooville CMHT at Parkway in Havant. The post holder will be from a mental health nurse background. The role will involve care coordination of service users who have severe and enduring mental health problems. There is a strong Multi disciplinary team approach where risk is shared ensuring good support for the successful applicant.

The role requires lone working, use of initiative and a commitment to team working and service user empowerment. We offer regular supervision and a variety of specialist therapy training opportunities. There is also opportunity to access additional training through the ACE academy.

You will need to be able to work flexibly and to demonstrate knowledge of CPA process, risk management and the recovery model. You will also need to establish good working relationships with the local Primary Care Networks, NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire and other community and voluntary organisations.

Due to the rural nature of Havant and Waterlooville a car driver is essential with access to own car.

If you would like to know more about the role, please email Louise Vinell. or contact Louise on 02382311880.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner will work as a core member of the Community Mental Health Team to co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users, supervising Band 5 Community Practitioners and Band 3 Community HCSW's where appropriate.

Working under the supervision of the Deputy Team Manager/Team Manager the practitioner will formulate care and risk management plans in accordance with identified need and ensure that these are recovery focussed and developed in collaboration with the service user and where appropriate their relative and carer.

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



  • Registered Nurse, Mental Health Practitioner.Recognised Mentorship qualification.24 months post registration experience

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Parkway Centre - Havant

51 Leigh Road




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