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Community Mental Health Nurse (developmental role)

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Beckenham
Salary
£32,720 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
The Community Mental Health Directorate are excited to advertise this Band 5 to Band 6 Development opportunity for nurses within our Community Mental Health Teams. The role would be ideal for newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses that are looking to develop into Band 6 roles. Oxleas are committed to developing our nursing work force and as this role is a development post, successful candidates will be supported by the Practice Development Nurses and Professional Nurse Advocates. Newly qualified nurses will be able to access the extensive Preceptorship programme. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to complete a new and innovative training programme in psychosocial interventions being delivered in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing. This nine month course will commence in January 2025 and will allow you to gain knowledge and skills in the delivery of high quality evidence based interventions as part of your professional development. We have vacancies in the following locations, please add your preference in your supporting information in your application form: -
  • Beckenham Beacon
  • The Heights (Greenwich West)
  • Ferryview Health Centre, Woolwich
  • Carlton Parade, Orpington
  • The Erith Centre


Main duties of the job

A community mental health nurse is a varied career that has lots of job opportunities. It is an exciting time to join Oxleas as we are currently looking at how to develop our community nurses so that they can feel empowered to deliver the best care. The main role of a community mental health nurse is to promote and support a person's recovery, helping them live independent and fulfilling lives by building effective relationships with people who use mental health services, and also with their relatives and carers. Mental health nurses work alongside a large MDT and have many opportunities to specialise in areas of interest. No day is the same, community mental health nurses can spend the day visiting service users in their own home, running clinics from the team base or attending MDT meetings to plan and review care.

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

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting

Experience

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

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting

Skills

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

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge/understanding of the importance of reflective practice
  • Experience of SMI diagnosis


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse


Desirable

  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting


Experience

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Previous experience working/training in a community setting


Skills

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Knowledge/understanding of the importance of reflective practice


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Beckenham Beacon

379 Croydon Road

Beckenham

BR3 3QL

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277-6336372-CMH

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