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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
Southern Health NHS Trust
Andover Adult CMHT
68B Junction Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3QX
Monday - Friday (37.5 Hours) 09:00-17:00
3 Month Contract

Andover Adult CMHT is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and talented professional to join the team. This role will be a core member of our MDT working closely with our colleagues in primary care and across the health and social care system to enable the needs of our service users to be met in a recovery focussed way. The role will enable you to work with a caseload of service users as well as continue to develop your core professional skills in assessment and delivery of interventions.


To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.
To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.
To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service
To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.
Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care.

To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of service users, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.
To work as a member of the multi disciplinary team in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in service users' health.
To identify and ensure the provision of the necessary physical care to service users, to help them complete daily living activities, ie: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations.
To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.
To identify and provide appropriate intervention and emotional support for service users.
To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.
To ensure prescribed physical observations are undertaken as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately.
To work in flexible ways with service users who may be difficult to engage or demonstrate a degree of diagnostic uncertainty.
To undertake direct work with service users and their families, including formulating care plans, crisis management, and advocacy.

We offer a £250 bonus for starting this contract

If you know anyone who may be interested in the position we can also offer a £250 referral fee

If this is of interest, please just respond to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963.