Community Psychiatric Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Ashford & Canterbury CMHT is a diverse multi-cultural team that is looking to recruit a band 6 Mental Health Nurse to work within the clinic team, providing specialist mental health care for people with multiple and complex needs that require intensive support and to take a lead role in the Clozapine and depot Clinic and development of the Physical Health Clinic

You will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of physical health care for service users. You are expected to be a good team worker and have the ability to supervise, teach and develop the physical health care skills of the junior members of the team as well as acting as a positive role model for all staff and be able to lead in areas of clinical practice and development.

You are expected to carry out all relevant forms of care and for ensuring the effective safe co-ordination of the physical health care of service users

Extensive knowledge of running a clinic and managing clozapine medication is required, alongside physical health monitoring such as ECG's, Venepuncuture, Pochi Machine operation and escalation of physical health concerns to the appropriate staff.

Medications management, administration and physical health checks will provide a high standard of care to service users. There is a strong emphasis on the monitoring and reporting of physical health checks at regular intervals.

As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification.

Main duties of the job

Our service focuses on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Professional. You will have a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community nursing skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will be offered considerable opportunities for training and professional development. The service line is currently developing care pathways which offers the opportunity to gain skills in offering specialist interventions to the different client groups that we work with.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- Carry out and coordinate comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with service user and others through interaction, observation and measurement.- Work collaboratively with other disciplines, service user and their carers to agree a holisticperson centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.- To deliver and evaluate safe, person centred care in partnership with the service user andtheir carers to support recovery.- To act as a clinical leader supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance.- To facilitate and review approved Quality Improvement initiatives within the care setting
  • What we offer:
  • - Participation in groups with Psychology and Occupational Therapy
  • - Opportunities to run groups
  • - Preceptorship for new qualified staff
  • - Leadership Modules to develop in senior roles
  • - Mentorship and Supervision

What you can expect once you join the team:
  • Monthly supervision
  • Reflective Group to discuss complex cases and share learning
  • MDT Risk Forum to discuss complex cases with high risks
  • Mandatory training
  • Clinical Review of caseload with Consultant Psychiatrist and Team Leader
  • Bespoke CPD programme
  • Admin support
  • Peer support
  • Please see job description for full details

Person Specification



  • 2 years qualified
  • RMN



  • Mental health nursing


  • Clozapine experience
  • Phlebotomy trained

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