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Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Community mental health nurse to join our friendly multi-disciplinary team.

We're able to offer an individualised program of support and professional development to work through with the encouragement from an experienced team. We encourage Newly qualified professionals to apply.

You will hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs. Provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers, and families. Be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and service users, forgingprofessional working relationships with multi-agencies.


Reallocation package and Golden Hello (T&C)

Career development and training opportunities, such as CBT, DBT, Nurse prescribing, family therapy etc.

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays, 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

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 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


To be confident in using social inclusion, person centred and recovery

focussed models of care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Social
  • Worker, Mental Health
  • Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying
  • experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

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