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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Salary is based on full time hours
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a motivated, innovative and hardworking practitioner to join Eastleigh Southern Parishes Community Mental Health Team. Our catchment areas are growing with increasing building developments and we are in a privileged position to adapt and grow alongside this.

The aim of the role is to engage service users creatively, to develop collaborative care plans, offer interventions and to offer support to their families and carers.

We are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic, recovery focussed and who would thrive in a busy but supportive team. The team have regular Reflective Practice, Supervision and Caseload Management Supervision. The post holder will be expected to undertake new assessments and act as care coordinator to an agreed caseload of service users.

We particularly welcome staff who want to develop their therapeutic skills and who will take up psychology supervision and learning opportunities.

** We are currently offering 2,500 Golden Hello Payment to external candidates! **

Southern Health Foundation Trust will also offer you the below benefits:

*1,000 if you recommend a friend to come and work in the trust

*Relocation package up to 8,000

*Cycle to work scheme

*Generous annual leave entitlement

*Regular clinical supervision and training opportunities

*NHS Pension Scheme

*Free parking on site

*A range of staff discounts

*Childcare vouchers

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.

To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service

To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To lead the clinical management of a designated group of service users.

*To allocate work to junior colleagues, reviewing progress and agreed outcomes.

*To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of service users, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.

*To work as a member of the multi disciplinary team in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in service users' health.

*To identify and ensure the provision of the necessary physical care to service users, to help them complete daily living activities, ie: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations.

*To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

*To identify and provide appropriate intervention and emotional support for service users.

*To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

*To ensure prescribed physical observations are undertaken as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately.

*To work with service users and carers across the adult age range.

*To work in flexible ways with service users who may be difficult to engage or demonstrate a degree of diagnostic uncertainty.

*To undertake direct work with service users and their families, including formulating care plans, crisis management, and advocacy.

*To be confident in using social inclusion, person centred and recovery focussed models of care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

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