Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Forensic Community Team

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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

Benefits:

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

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£38,786 to £46,124 a year per annum Inc plus High Cost Allowances

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

334-CRY-2649181-TRAC-H

Job locations

Kirkdale Resource Centre

200 Kirkdale

Sydenham

SE26 4NL


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

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

Desirable

  • Master's degree

Experience

Essential

  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor

Desirable

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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
Person Specification

Qualifications/Education

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification

Desirable

  • Master's degree

Experience

Essential

  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor

Desirable

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kirkdale Resource Centre

200 Kirkdale

Sydenham

SE26 4NL


Employer's website

https://www.slam.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kirkdale Resource Centre

200 Kirkdale

Sydenham

SE26 4NL


Employer's website

https://www.slam.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Judah Raffington

judah.raffington@slam.nhs.uk

07791353261

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£38,786 to £46,124 a year per annum Inc plus High Cost Allowances

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

334-CRY-2649181-TRAC-H

Job locations

Kirkdale Resource Centre

200 Kirkdale

Sydenham

SE26 4NL


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