Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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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 review, 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.

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate the care of an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To formulate care plans in line with identified need with service users, carers and other agencies.

To provide recovery focused therapeutic interventions in line with the agreed care plan and risk assessment.

To assess risk, develop risk management plans, review and adjust in line with the service user's needs.

To work in collaboration with service users as experts in their own care, promoting the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation, which value and empower the service user.

To use tools which promote user empowerment (my crisis and safety plan)

To be proactive in ensuring service users receive the range of interventions they need in line with their care plan, whether or not the postholder provides those interventions. This will include physical health monitoring.

To have a proactive approach to the role and needs of carers/families and implement the triangle of care.

To be innovative and responsive to individual needs tailoring care accordingly.

To be proactive in monitoring mental health needs and respond appropriately if needs change.

To participate fully in caseload supervision and management, to ensure that care plans are matched to need and service users are able to 'flow' through pathways of care.

To work in line with all relevant policies and procedures, including care planning, risk and safeguarding.

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

Community services are undergoing transformation which has resulted in a review of our work force models. If you are interested in a community post then please contact us or apply. We have availability within the Mid and North Division, Basingstoke OPMH CMHT. We are keen to develop are teams to work cohesively with the primary mental health care offer to improve the patient of the journey, which we know improves the satisfaction of our staff.

We are also undergoing investment into training modules and offer a variety of pathways to support you. You will have access to the trust revalidation portfolio, have opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills through dedicated programs, benefit from an excellent library service and enhance your clinical skills through in-house bite-size skills sessions, reflective practice and a journal club. Your training and development is something that we value and discuss during yearly appraisals and regular supervision. We are committed to your development and career progression.

We would welcome applications from those pre-qualification if you think this is the right post for you. You will benefit from a preceptorship program that will support you in making the transition from student to registered nurse/practitioner, you will be supported to attend the seven core days and utilise your five individualised study days over a twelve month period.

Our Trust vision is to deliver world class treatment and care, together with our service uses, their families and our partners in health and care. We have established an ambitious programme of transformation to support the improvements we need to make and create a needs based, holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing, treatment and recovery for our patients and resilience support for carers and families.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
Experience Essential
  • Commitment to life long learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people who have difficulty understanding
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills (active listening, building empathy)
  • Ability to organise self and others to achieve tasks
  • Able to co-facilitate group work
  • Working knowledge of the application of the appropriate professional Code of Conduct

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