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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen to be part of our dynamic Guildford Community Mental Health Recovery Service. Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest mental health trusts in the country. The Community Mental Health Recovery Services work with adults with severe and enduring mental illness to promote and support their recovery through the provision of effective recovery focussed interventions.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a high level of commitment, motivation and knowledge of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems. You will be required to hold care co-ordinator responsibility for a number of people who use services and will need to demonstrate clinically effective care management interventions in accordance with the Care Programme Approach and Care Act. You will also need to be skilled in undertaking assessments.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and partner agencies. You will be committed to the delivery of a high quality service, working both independently and as part of a well-established and innovative team in meeting the needs of people who use services and their carer’s.

In return you will have a fulfilling and varied role within a friendly and supportive team. You will receive active management support and supervision and opportunities for personal and professional development.

The ability to drive is an essential requirement and you will need access to your own transport. The team is based at Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. This site has recently been redeveloped including a new acute hospital providing modern in-patient facilities. The base is a short distance from the A3 and M25 and the main Guildford Train station.

If you are interested in this post and require further information then please contact Jonathan Cutting (Service Manager) or Claire Collins (Clinical Team Lead) on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 375 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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.

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