Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Title: Community Psychiatric Nurse
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saint Helena
Salary: £35,0000 - £40,000
Job Published: January 30, 2018 09:12

Job Description

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC commencing asap

£35k-£40k pa depending on qualifications & experience, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for total transformation with the imminent opening of an international airport. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Mental Health services on the island are managed by a Team Lead and CPN’s in collaboration with GPs with 24/7/365 distance support from a Consultant Psychiatrist based in South Africa and from a clinical psychologist when required.

You will manage patients in the community, residential care and during hospital admissions, liaising regularly with the medical officer and communicating with relatives and significant others.

Providing enhanced nursing practice such as CBT, you will run anxiety management and depression courses, supervise learners and other care providers and train and mentor staff in clinical areas and classrooms.

Your participation in the development and implementation of a mental health promotion and prevention programme will include public talks, suicide prevention and self-help groups. You will also offer a mental health consultation and assessment service to other sectors and advise on child protection issues, providing evidence including forensics, in court.

You must be a UK Registered Level 1 Mental Health Nurse or equivalent with substantial post-registration experience, including community psychiatric care and a CBT background.

We offer a benefits package that include 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information).  An application form can be found at  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: This is where applications must be sent and received by 22 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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