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Community Mental Health Nurse/Care Coordinator

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a inc.
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
This is a exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a Community Mental Health Nurse working in a community mental health setting. You will promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users with mental health conditions in their own homes and within a variety of accommodation settings.

We are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Team to offer clients under our Intensive case management for psychosis team, a high standard of care to support and enable recovery within the community.

You will be joining a Multi disciplinary team working closely with colleagues from OT, Psychology and Medicine specialties to improve the outcomes for our patients through planning effective interventions and care.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Nurse, you will be responsible for a caseload of clients with enduring mental health needs, You will be required to plan their care which involves assessing and managing risks, delivering crisis interventions, offering support with Mental health difficulties as well as monitoring physical health and supporting with social needs. Working independently to manage your caseload, with access to the wider MDT team for support with interventions.

Additional duties include supporting the Depot Clinic, Clozapine clinic and Duty system. Training and induction will be provided.

Engaging with community resources and external agencies to aid the patients recovery.

Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.

Administering and monitoring the side effects of medication according to NMC professional standards.

See Job description for further details.

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
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Management of allocated caseload.
  • Completing referral forms as necessary.
  • Networking/liaising across the teams such as Transition of clients from CAMHS into Working Age Adult team or from WAA to Older adult.
  • Reporting any incident or Serious Untoward Incidents that may take place in a community setting and provide reports and accurate records relating to the incident.
  • Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, and clinical equipment in a community setting and reporting of all incidents following Trust Policy.
  • Understanding and working within the boundaries of the Lone Working Policy and awareness of Personal Safety in a community setting, including clear and updated communication with colleagues.
  • Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocols specific to the local community setting.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional Development


  • 2 years Community Experience



  • Minimum of 3 years post registration
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health problems.


  • Experience of liaising with other agencies.



  • Knowledge and skills in the management of clients on Clozapine & Depot medication
  • Experience of being able to work within policy frameworks in a regulated patient care setting
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience of facilitating /planning /supporting groups in a healthcare setting i.e. health improvement/smoking cessation/activities

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Greenwich East ICMP

27 John Wilson Street


SE18 6PZ

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