Community Psychiatric Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Services in Bromley.

The post holder will be committed to improving the mental and physical well being of mental health service users that are accessing care in our team.

The post holder will be responsible for a caseload of service users who have complex and substantial mental health needs. They will work as a member of the MDT ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered and that this promotes recovery and maximise independence.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking comprehensive assessment of service users and carers mental health and social care needs, in accordance with National CPA Guidance.

The post holder will be working in a supportive diverse team, where there are opportunities for personal development.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced Mental Health Nurse to join our Depression Anxiety Personality Disorder and Trauma team (ADAPT) based at Beckenham Beacon - Bromley West locality.

The team provides integrated mental health support for people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and personality disorder.

As a registered Nurse working in a community setting, you will promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users with mental health conditions in their own homes and at base. Post holder will be working within a dynamic multi professional team comprising of clinical psychologist, occupational therapists, medics and registered nurses and will be responsible for providing a range of intervention based models as well as care coordination.

The post holder will be working in a supportive and diverse team, where there are opportunities for personal and professional development.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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

Please note that Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a probationary period. Further details are available on request.

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 takeplace in a community setting and provide reports and accurate records relating to the incident.
  • Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, andclinical equipment in a community setting; and reporting of all incidents following Trust Policy.
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicideprevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, in line with Trust policies and training guidelines.
  • Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocols specific to the local community setting.
  • Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in acommunity setting: recognise, report and investigate safeguardingissues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service userand/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse.
  • Undertaking assessment of new referrals to the service, discussing outcome and completing all relevant documentation as required.
  • Undertaking duty shifts on a rota basis.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional Development
  • 2 years Community Experience
Experience Essential
  • 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.
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and skills in the management of clients on 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
Undertaking comprehensive mental health assessment Essential
  • Undertaking comprehensive mental health assessment

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