Community Mental Health Nurse Bexley ADAPT Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated social care and mental health services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich, and provides high quality services to working age adults.

Bexley ADAPT team provides a space for supporting staff through the team's leadership and multi-disciplinary team framework. The team is committed to staff and service development, staff wellbeing, quality of service provision and partnership working.

An exciting opportunity has become available in the Anxiety, Depression, Personality disorder and Complex Trauma (ADAPT) Team in Bexley Community Mental Health Services for a Community Mental health Nurse. The ADAPT Team is based in the vibrant Borough of Bexley.The post involves undertaking a variety of comprehensive assessments for service users re-referred or new to Adult mental health services, holding a caseload of clients and providing short term interventions within an experienced multi-disciplinary team.The post holder will work closely with GPs, and other agencies to provide comprehensive secondary mental health interventions for clients under their care. Previous experience of nursing within a community mental health team is an added advantage for this post. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills to join the team.

Main duties of the job

The post entails comprehensive assessments, care planning, and evidence based interventions for service users presenting with Anxiety, Depression, Personality disorder and Complex Trauma.

The posts attracts an element of care coordination supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Oxleas - 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

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
Job Purpose and Summary

The Community Mental Health Nurse role is suitable for Registered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.

The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

As a Community Mental Health Nurse you will promote and develop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment. Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Masters programmes.

As a senior nurse working within the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership you are required to encourage and foster collaborative and cross organisational working.

The job description key tasks and responsibilities expected of a Band 6 Nurse. The post holder will be required to undertake additional duties appropriate to the clinical area/speciality in which they work. Please see Job Description & Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse Mentorship qualification
  • Post Graduation Education/training
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Significant relevant clinical experience in managing complex mental health presentations and risk
  • Experience in supporting practice development in clinical areas
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework

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