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Community Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a talented and experienced Mental Health Nurse? Do you want a chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families?

If so, look no further! This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our friendly Older Person's Community Mental Health Team based in Eastleigh.

As a Trust, we are committed to increasing the quality of services and OPMH are currently undergoing transformation with focus on the following areas:

*Memory Assessment Service

*In-reach/Liaison Services


*Functional pathway

The focus of this role will predominantly be in the memory assessment service which provides early identification, assessment, diagnosis and support to people with memory difficulties.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic and motivated, who can work autonomously and as part of the team to continue to deliver and develop the existing service.

The supportive leadership team promote the development of our services to provide the best outcomes for our patients and we know that to achieve this we need to invest in our staff through creating a good working environment and providing extensive training opportunities. We are also open to flexible ways of working with hybrid working available.

Main duties of the job

*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.

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 for patients 65 and over with functional and organic mental health problems

*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 Mental Health Nurse
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience

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