Community Psychiatric Nurse

Organization: South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Posted: 20 March, 2020

London,United kingdom


Job description

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 high secure services, at Springfield Hospital. 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. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse, P&R CMHT. 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 high secure services, at Springfield Hospital. 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. 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. About the team: Putney & Roehampton CMHT provides a specialist Borough based mental health support and recovery service for adults (18-75) with more complex and longer term needs which, because of their seriousness or complexity, cannot be effectively treated within primary care. Clinical/professional judgement will determine priority for treatment and support, but in line with policy implementation guidance. We work in close partnership with GPs and other key partners, including voluntary organisations. Services are provided through a recovery and evidence based approach within the framework of the CPA. The CMHT forms part of the pathway for mental health services for adults and their relatives/ carers which includes recovery, inpatient, crisis, and early intervention services. About the role: The Wandsworth community teams continue to improve client care and facilitate a greater recovery focus. We are looking for an experienced Band 6 CPN to work in Putney & Roehampton CMHT. The successful applicant should be committed to high quality service provision with knowledge of psychosocial techniques, a desire to drive forward the social inclusion and recovery agendas, understand and be committed to promoting leadership and a high standard of patient care. The post holder will communicate and collaborate effectively with all agencies and agents involved in supporting adults with severe mental health problems. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, hold a designated caseload and be able to work independently. You will be expected to provide both generic healthcare specific assessments. You must have good personal organisational skills, be willing to work flexibly and able to supervise students on placements. You should have demonstrable skills of working with people who experience serious mental health problems, experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and experience of assessing and managing crisis for people with severe mental illness. A car driver/owner is essential. 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 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 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 We look forward to receiving your application. For further details / informal visits contact: Margaret Adedji- Margaret.Adedeji@swlstg.nhs.uk / 020 8487 6824 At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion. As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace: BME (Evolve) Staff Network Christian Staff Network Disability Staff Network Deaf Staff Network Mental Health Staff Forum Women's Staff Network LGBTQAI+ Staff Network We provide reasoble adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability. Please note: That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful. That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band That we are a smoke-free Trust Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas. 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