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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

Main area
North Kingston CMHT
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 36 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
294-COMM-3706777-SFA-A
Site
Council Premises Wandsworth
Town
Council Premises Wandsworth - London
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum plus HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

 About the role:

The successful applicant will have scope to develop as a Clinician, in a multi-disciplinary team. CPNs reports the Team Manager (B7) who reports to the Clinical Manager (8b) for Adult Community Services in the Borough of Kingston.

The successful applicant will be clinically responsible for a caseload of up to 30 patients. If B5 Preceptorship/development supported by manager/mentor to manage a caseload of up to 20 patients.

They will participate in key MDT meetings such as Zoning & the Daily Huddle, seeking to provide high-quality services strongly focused on recovery to patients. The role requires one to attend to commissioned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for activity and quality.

We are looking for a positive, motivated and committed individual who understands the Trust’s values and their role in creating a vibrant work culture. This post is open to those professionally registered with the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England. It is desirable for applicants to have experience of working cases of patients within a mental health community or inpatient setting.

As previously mentioned, we are open to those who wish to develop their careers and would be happy to consider a band 5 to 6 developmental role. You would be supported by the Nursing Development Team to complete a set of competencies and with additional trust wide support with reflective sessions and working groups to develop your skills.

Main duties of the job

Care Co-ordinator (CPN/OT/Social Worker)

About the team:

A great opportunity exists with a vacancy arising for the role of Care Coordinator in the North Kingston Recovery and Support Team. We are open to applications from Occupational Therapists, Community Psychiatric Nurses or Social Workers. The service offers support to adults aged 18-75 with a range of mental health conditions.

The Trust would welcome Band 5 applicants to apply for this fantastic development opportunity to progress to Band 6 within the current structure and time frame of 6-12 months.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Working for our organisation

Benefits:

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. 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, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and Agile Working from home.
  • 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 with secondment opportunities
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Person specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of researchbased/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Master’s degree

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, without close supervision
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Teaching ability
Desirable criteria
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framewor
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ann Plummer
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
ann.plummer@swlstg.nhs.uk