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Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Forensic Community Team

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £47,965 a year per annum inc
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
About the team:

The Lewisham Forensic Community Team, is a busy integrated community team within Lewisham. The team consists of social workers, Nurses, Psychologist and Drs. We provide care and treatment for service users with forensic history.

In keeping with our obligations under the new Coronavirus Regulations 2021 in relation to Care Home visits, the successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination status againstCovid-19

Main duties of the job

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Psychiatric Nurse to work in the Lewisham Community Forensic Mental Health Team. We are looking to find a dynamic, creative, forward thinking and hard-working nurse to work within our friendly team.

The Post Holder will work as a member of a borough based Forensic Community Team and will manage a reasonable caseload of clients with offending history and mental health problems.

The post holder will aim to provide a flexible, responsive and pro-active programme of care and support for the service users and their carers. you will be required to develop and maintain links across a wide variety of statutory and non statutory organisations such as Probation, MAPPA, Jigsaw, Hostels and other voluntary and non voluntary services. You will also be involved in specialist mental health assessments and the application of evidence based psychosocial interventions.

About the location:

The team is based at Kirkdale Resource Centre, 200 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London SE26 4NL

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

About us


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

We look forward to receiving your application

Job description Job responsibilities

Education and Qualification

-Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

-Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge

-Experience of research based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge anddevelop these by using evidence based practice

-Significant relevant clinical experience

-Evidence of continuing professional development

Skills and Abilities

-Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs, without close supervision

-Teaching ability-Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.-Approachable

Person Specification Qualifications/Education Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Master's degree
Experience Essential
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Awareness/knowledge of the issues surrounding social inclusion for mental health service users
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience of teaching. e.g. lecturer practitioner/preceptorship
Skills Essential
  • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit

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