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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
We have an exciting new opportunity within South West Kent Community Mental Health team , as we look to develop a Senior Community Mental Health Nurse position providing guidance and support to the team at a senior nurse level. The team covers the South West Kent area for working age adults (18-65).

You will have continuous responsibility as lead health care professional for a complex caseload. You will liaise between stakeholders to ensure clear communication and seamless care pathways, thus enabling access to the appropriate level of care and intervention.

You will provide senior clinical leadership, providing advice on all nursing issues and will form part of the local leadership team, working collaboratively alongside the operational team leaders and senior clinicians.

You will take a lead role in the development of student nurses, newly qualified nurses and staff new to community working.

Main duties of the job

You will facilitate clinical sessions offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies. You will act as lead professional for patients with complex needs, providing holistic, autonomous nursing care and ensuring that each patient has a defined individual care programme to meet their needs.

You will maintain communication with other professionals and agencies and will facilitate the transfer of patients between primary and secondary care and between the different specialist teams within the Trust.

You will provide specialist mental health advice and education to staff within the team including clinical supervision. You will act as a role model for colleagues and others in relation to professional and personal conduct and practice and be a mentor and adviser for student nurses, newly qualified nurses and staff new to community working. You will work closely with the Student Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives for students are consistent with the requirements of their educational programmes.

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

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Mentorship Qualification


  • ENB 998



  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience and 3 years in Community setting
  • Previous experience of working in a community team


  • Experience of working in older adult mental health services



  • Care Programme Approach
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983, Care Act 2014
  • Working in collaboration with other agencies



  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks and target intervention
  • Crisis resolution and management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


South West Kent CMHT

Highlands House

Tunbridge Wells


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