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Community Psychiatric Nurse

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year Per Annum including Inner HCAS Pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Full time Band 5/6 Development or Band 6 Opportunity within Sutton Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team

We are looking for an enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join our Sutton OP CMHT, which sits within the wider Older People's Team, including Memory Assessment, Intensive Community Support Team and Care Home Liaison Team. We are based at Cheam Resource Centre in North Cheam with working hours of work Monday to Friday 9-5.

Main duties of the job

The post is available to those seeking a Band 6 position or wishing to develop into such a position within a supportive and extremely experienced team. Applicants need to be professionally qualified and committed to providing responsive and high-quality clinical services to mental health service users and their carers.

This role is for a Care Co-ordinator to work with patients with cognitive impairment and functional illnesses and so will need relevant experience of working with Older People, ideally within a within a range of settings. Applicants must have a keen interest in all mental health issues affecting Older People and therefore is required to have up to date knowledge of treatments and protocols. The post holder will be able to work autonomously, exercise clear and coherent decision-making skills and be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the wider service. The post sits alongside experienced clinicians of various disciplines, both within the CMHT as well as other sub teams.

The role involves working closely alongside the patients and their carers as well as various relevant agencies, including GP's, acute Hospitals, Social Services, Admiral Nursing as well as voluntary support services.

As part of the team you will be expected to participate within the duty system.

About us

The Sutton OP Team is a well-established team, widely respected by other agencies and services. We seek to develop staff through a variety of means, secondment opportunities would be considered. There is a robust system of governance and reflective groups in place, as well as activities to foster closer working relationships.

You would be thoroughly inducted in the team and well supported by the CMHT team and the wider OP CMHT as a whole. For those seeking the development route there would be a protected caseload and a support plan to assist in working towards reaching the Band 6 requirements.


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will require significant past experience of working as a care co-ordinator in the community and have robust skills in all aspects of this role. We welcome applications from Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers.

This post is to work autonomously with service users and their families, holding a caseload for approximately 18-22 clients (pro rata). The Care co-ordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, recording and reviewing a comprehensive package of care in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary Team. We would particularly welcome applicants who have had lived experience of psychosis.

We are involved in a number of QI projects to engage service users and carers in improving our service and are involved in an exciting project to improve the well-being of clients from Black African-Caribbean residents in our local area.

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 research-based/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

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