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Community Mental Health Nurse/Care Coordinator

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc.
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Care Coordinator, Band 6

Bromley Early Intervention in Psychosis Team,Early Intervention Team

Location: Carlton Parade

Full time working pattern, 37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a care coordinator to join the Bromley Early Intervention team. We are looking to recruit a Care Coordinator to work with people experiencing first episode psychosis in our Early Intervention Service. The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service across the Trust is dynamic, well trained and enthusiastic about implementing evidence-based approaches to supporting clients on their recovery journey. The successful post holder will be motivated, flexible and creative in their approach to engaging clients and will have experience of delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions to people experiencing psychosis.

The post holder will be closely supported in the team and will have the opportunity to participate in training and development as part of the team's continuing professional development programme.

Experience and knowledge of working with COMHAD would also be desired.

Main duties of the job

EIP Care coordinators are required to coordinate the full range of psychological, pharmacological, social and occupational interventions recommended in NICE guidelines. Care should be coordinated across all relevant agencies encompassing the whole psychosis care pathway. A person-centred, integrated approach to providing services is fundamental to delivering high-quality care to people with psychosis.

Key Task and ResponsibilitiesCare Coordinators working with people with psychosis should ensure they are competent in:o Engagemento Working with a biopsychosocial formulationo Assessment skillso Using explanatory models of illnesso Explaining the causes of psychosiso Explaining treatment optionso Negotiating skillso Skills for working with families of people with psychosiso Conflict management and conflict resolution.

EIP Care Coordinators should be skilled in working with recovery-based approaches to care planning. They should be able to work flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals, supporting them across a range of health and social care needs, including housing, benefits and debt advice.

Care Coordinators working with people with psychosis from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds should ensure they are competent in addressing cultural and ethnic differences in beliefs regarding biological, social and family influences on the causes of unusual mental states, treatment expectations and adherence.

About us

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.

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

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

Management responsibilities

Managing Caseload

Significant knowledge, awareness and understanding of Mental HealthLaw, including legislation of particular relevance to the communitysector including the Community Care Act (2015) treatment legislation,the Care Programme Approach (2008), the Mental Capacity Act (2005)and Community Treatment Orders (CTO).

To be personally responsible and professionally accountable for acaseload as part of the community team and lead and manage thework of others as required.

Co-ordinating care, communicating with other professionals involved inthe care and ensuring regular CPA reviews are held as required. Thiswill include communication with other teams for example in-patientservices through attendance at ward meetings and with interfaceservices e.g. Addictions service and CAMHS services whereappropriate.

Independently carrying out assessment, care planning and carecoordination with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to othersviews, respect and value individuals from a diverse range ofbackgrounds.

Leading meetings with community team members on a regular basis todiscuss report and evaluate client care.


Ensuring that electronic patients records are complete. Writing reportsand letters in a community setting.

Engaging in practice reflection through clinical supervision andreflective practice groups, and contributing to the delivery of clinicalsupervision to junior staff.

Demonstrate leadership skills within the clinical context of thecommunity, showing particular awareness of the challenges facing staffworking in a community setting and supporting junior staff asappropriate.


Promoting Recovery Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate, seeking the cooperation of friends, relatives and carers following recovery principles and approaches. Supporting service users to adopt recovery strategies that promotetheir wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, independence and self-care.

Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Reporting any incident or Serious Untoward Incidents that may takeplace in a community setting and provide reports and accurate recordsrelating to the incident. Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, andclinical equipment in a community setting; and reporting of all incidentsfollowing Trust Policy. Recognising and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicideprevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, inline with Trust policies and training guidelines. Understanding and working within the boundaries of the Lone WorkingPolicy and awareness of Personal Safety in a community setting,including clear and updated communication with colleagues. Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocolsspecific to the local community setting.

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification Registered mental health nurse - 2 years experience Essential
  • Registered mental health nurse - 2 years experience
  • Experience of working with psychosis
Experience of working as a community mental health nurse Essential
  • Experience of community mental health nursing
  • Experience of working with psychosis in the community
Experience of managing a caseload Essential
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of managing a caseload of people with psychosis

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