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Community Mental Health Nurse ADAPT Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community Mental Health Nurse, Band 6 Permanent Full Time: 37.50 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our ADAPT in Bexleycare Community Mental Health Team. The team provides an experience to work in a busy and varied environment, alongside clinical and other non-clinical colleagues to make a positive contribution to our patients and staff experience.

If you are interested we are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Services in Bexley ADAPT Team.

Main duties of the job

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.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

You can also obtain further information about the roles by emailing Janice Algar at the following email address:-

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of further training in the last year
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in a clinical setting with people with complex mental health needs.
  • Previous experience working in a community setting
Skills Essential
  • Experience in undertaking a variety assessments with people with mental health needs,
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Manage and create care plans for a caseload of patients with complex needs
  • Skilled reflective practitioner.
  • Experiencing of working with trauma, ASD , EUPD diagnosis

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