Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Hayling, Havant and Waterlooville is a diverse area with a vibrant community. Due to recent changes in the team we are currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic practitioners to join our local Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team. The post involves working within the wider team covering Hayling, Havant and Waterlooville providing skilled assessment & treatment interventions to older people with mental health problems. The post is based across the area.

To be a successful applicant you will need to be a registered mental health nurse, preferably with some experience in the care of older people with mental health problems. You must have a genuine interest in working with older people and be able to demonstrate a real commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to patients and their families. You will play an important role in the team as we aspire to provide excellent patient care and develop our services in line with national and local drivers.

You will be expected to work within the wider multidisciplinary team providing and implementing programmes of care and evaluating and communicating effectively with other parts of the service. You will be required to support both Health Care Support Workers and Students within the work place.

In return for your flexibility and commitment we can offer excellent training and personal development support.

Main duties of the job

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

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

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 co-ordinate the care of an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness including organic and functional illnesses.

To formulate care plans in line with identified need.

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 (e.g. WRAP)

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.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Computer skills

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