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Community Mental Health Hub Nurse

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclu HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the South Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Hub (CMHH).

Based in Fulham Road, Chelsea, the South K & C CMHH is looking for a passionateMental Health worker who is looking to make a difference whilst working in an environment that promotes staff development and training opportunities.

There are two Community Mental Health Hubs in Kensington & Chelsea, one North and one in the South, each is aligned to a local Primary Care Networks (PCN). Working in this way allows each Hub to have a core structure and function to meet the needs of the local population, aligned with our primary care colleagues.There is good interaction between our hubs, fostering a supportive and friendly atmosphere of mutual support and trust.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will take the lead of a caseload of patients and be at the forefront of their care. You will also be expected to work in collaboration with the Operational Team Manager, Clinical Leads/Senior Practitioners and to have close working relationships with the Inpatient Services and Home Treatment Team.

As a case manager you will assess health and social care needs and negotiate care plans with service users and their carers, remaining objective when working with diagnostic uncertainty.

You will proactively undertake and ensure rigorous risk assessment & risk management strategies are applied, helping to identify and mitigate risks as well as encourage individual growth and development for your patients through informed positive risk taking

You will apply specialist clinical knowledge and skills to carry out evidence-based interventions, which may be individual or in groups, which are underpinned by relevant theoretical approaches and in line with the Trust's Research and Development Strategy to lead and supervise junior staff in this practice as required.

About us

  • You would be joining awarm and welcoming teamthat would be looking toinspire and motivateyou to become an integral team member and support your growth
  • Flexible working- Our Hub operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm however there are opportunities for this post to be tailored to suit you and your lifestyle needs with someflexible working available.
  • CNWL is dedicated to developing its own staff and you will beencouraged to develop yourselfinto becoming the Nurse you aspire to be.
  • Free access to our Staff and Well-being serviceto ensure that you are always looking after yourself

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be accountable for the care and support of a defined caseload of adults of working age.
  • To assess health and social care needs (including accommodation, finances, and support in accessing education, training or employment) and negotiate care plans with service users and their carers, remaining objective when working with diagnostic uncertainty and undertake assessments of need (in compliance with the Care Act 2014)
  • To undertake risk assessments and develop robust risk management plans, according to Trust policy
  • To use agreed assessment and care planning tools such as DIALOG
  • To safely administer and store medication as needed in the community and ensure that relevant Pharmacy guidelines and policies are adhered to.

  • Please Refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the positions being offered.

    Person Specification



    • Current Professional Qualification in mental health nursing
    • Registration must be live with professional body
    • Evidence of post registration training and CPD


    • Post qualification training in relevant mental health therapeutic skills
    • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Family Therapy/Work training
    • Other relevant training e.g. substance use



    • Extensive post-registration experience
    • Experience of working in multidisciplinary mental health team with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems


    • Experience of working in a community adult mental health team
    • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis
    • Supervision of students and junior staff.
    • Audit and research

    Skills, knowledge and abilities


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
    • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
    • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
    • Skills in risk assessment and management.
    • Can demonstrate understanding of psychosis and its impact on service users and carers.
    • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance applicable to this client group.
    • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of diverse groups, e.g. residents of inner city black and minority ethnic groups, and skills in engaging with them.
    • Skills in psychosocial interventions.
    • Able to build constructive relationships with clients and carers using warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
    • Good assessment and intervention skills of client physical health needs and their interaction with mental illness
    • Good awareness and highly skilled at care planning and keeping the client at the centre of all interventions


    • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
    • Individual and group work skills
    • Use of DIALOG+

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    South Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Hub

    1 Nightingale Place


    SW10 9NG

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