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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 449-AMH681

Solent NHS Trust
Older Persons Mental Health
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

A great opportunity to join our Adult Mental Health Services as a Band 6 Community Senior Mental health Practitioner within the Portsmouth Older Person Mental Health Team (OPMH). It has been identified that the transition from being a practitioner on the ward to being a practitioner within the community setting can be challenging. This will involve working within the Adult Acute/PICU inpatient care setting and working in the older persons inpatient care setting. Alongside these placements there will be a structured training package which will enable the post holder to further develop their skills and knowledge, which will be transferrable to the community care setting.

The applicant would need to be a motivated, enthusiastic practitioner, who is able to facilitate skilled assessments and treatment interventions to the older adult.

You must be genuinely interested in working with older adults and provide compassionate care to patients and their families with knowledge of organic and functional illness with a good understanding of physical health problems.

You will play an important role in the team as we aspire to provide excellent care to our patients and develop our service in line with national and local guidance.

You will be expected to work within the wider MDT implementing and evaluating care and managing a caseload of patients. You will supervise junior staff and students within the team. This is a really exciting time to join our team as the Mental Community Services will be undergoing a transformation which the successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in.

Access to a car is required for this post however if you do not hold a UK driving licence or have access to a car the trust will support you with this.

Please contact Lindsey Gray- Clinical Practice Educator or Victoria Woodhams

Please complete your application using the job description and person specification to outline how you meet the requirements of the post.

All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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