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Community Psychiatric Nurse

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Incl HCAS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Care Co-ordinator (CPN/OT/Social Worker) - North Kingston/South Kingston Recovery and Support Team (Band 6)

A great opportunity exists with a vacancy arising for the role of Care Coordinator in the Kingston Recovery and Support Teams. We are open to applications from Occupational Therapists, Community Psychiatric Nurses or Social Workers. The service offers support to adults aged 18-75 with a range of mental health conditions.

We have vacancies across two teams: North Kingston and South Kingston RST. Those that are successful would be considered for roles within either team which are both based at Acacia Unit, Tolworth Hospital. Please state if you have preference in your application.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have scope to develop as a Clinician, in a multi-disciplinary team. CC's report to the Team Manager who reports to the Clinical Manager for Adult Community Services in the Borough of Kingston.

The successful applicant will be clinically responsible for a caseload of up to 30 patients. They will participate in key meetings such as Zoning, seeking to provide high-quality services strongly focused on recovery to patients. The role requires one to attend to commissioned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for activity and quality.

We are looking for a positive, motivated and committed individual who understands the Trust's values and their role in creating a vibrant work culture. This post is open to those professionally registered with the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England. It is desirable for applicants have experience of working cases of patients within a mental health community setting.

About us

We are also open to those who wish to develop their careers and would be happy to consider a band 5 - 6 developmental role. You would be supported by the team to complete a set of competencies and with additional trust wide support with reflective sessions and working groups to develop your skills.

Job description Job responsibilities

South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust are committed to equal opportunity for all staff and prospective employees. Staff benefits available include: staff accommodation, childcare, health and fitness services and season ticket loans. For further information on these please visit our website.

Due to the high volume of applications received for some roles South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust reserve the right to close any job adverts early. You are therefore advised to submit your application as soon to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Master's degree
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of researchbased/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
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience of teaching. e.g. lecturer practitioner/preceptorship
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Teaching ability
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Approachable
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues
  • 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
Other Requirements Essential
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas as required
  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)

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