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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2022.

Registered Nurse / Mental Health Nurse - Care Home Team

Job Reference: 449-ASP707

Solent NHS Trust
Care Home Team
St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth
£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

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse / Registered General Nurse, you will be work as part of a team of experienced and skilled Registered Nurses, including mental health nurses, GP’s, pharmacy, and Occupational therapist. To help improve outcomes for local care home residents. You will need to have the ability to present to wide groups of people and the clinical skills for holistic assessment, and implementation of treatment escalation planning to reduce unnecessary admission to hospital. You will need to be enthusiastic and capable to support and improved health care for care home residents. The role will include supporting the team and care homes with MDT’s to review and assess residents who are new to the home, have complex needs or have recently been discharged from hospital. We are a 7-day service and the aim is to provide timely interventions to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital.

This opportunity will allow the candidate to work closely with other clinicians to support the residents in care settings to receive an holistic assessment of needs, and future care planning.

You will need to have the experience of identifying areas for quality improvement and the ability to work in collaboration with care homes, primary care, community nursing, adult social care, and the CCG.

The successful applicant will have experience managing the complex needs of patients in a community / primary care setting, with a broad range of advanced clinical, organisational and prioritisation abilities. You will be required to work autonomously, whether independently or in a team. The post holder will need to demonstrate visible and credible clinical skills and mental health experience.

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Maggie Schneider - Care Home Team Lead on 07393 005960 or


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

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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