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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
200 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL
£31,878 - £42,046 pa inc.
24/10/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two community Psychiatric Nurses 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.

As a Care co-ordinator you will work with primarily Forensic clients in Locked rehabilitation, Residential Care, medium support settings and community based service users in their own accommodation within Borough. Supervise and care co-ordinated service users discharged to supported community placements. Monitor, evaluate and develop best clinical practices for patients in community and medium support residential settings providing services for Lewisham service users. Have / develop with support and supervision specialist rehabilitation and violence risk assessment knowledge to complete assessments with clients.


South London Mental Health and Community Partnership

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, delivering mental health services to a population of more than three million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients.



Our values are pivotal - if you can demonstrate that you can uphold the values and ethical practice that is at the heart of all of our organisations, then we will welcome you to join us and will support, train and develop you throughout your nursing and caring journey.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Aderinola Adesokan on 0203 228 8900 

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