Community Psychiatric Nurse Development Post

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Thanet CMHT is a diverse multi-cultural team that is looking to recruit a band 5 Mental Health Nurse in a development post to work within the team, providing specialist mental health care for people with multiple and complex needs that require intensive support.

Band 5 community mental health nurse working with a secondary services, role is varied and will cover depot and clozapine clinics, home depots and deliver CBT in psychosis groups.

Carry out comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with the patient and others through interaction, observation and measurement.Work collaboratively with other disciplines, patients and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.To deliver and evaluate safe, competent patient centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

Main duties of the job

To act as a Practice Assessor.To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.To optimise health and wellbeing promoting self -care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where appropriate. To safely manage, administer medications and monitor their effects.To supervise a range of other staff and their activities as delegated.To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting of community care medicines clinics, home visit depots.

Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patient's current behaviour and risks using redboard meetings daily or to team managersRecording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.Promoting a healthy, safe and secure environment by adhering to Trust statutory health and safety requirements and maintaining confidentiality of information at all times in compliance with Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidance.

Acting as a role model and supporting new team members through demonstration and explanation of tasks and techniques.Undertake and maintain all essential training to role.

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 detailed job description and main responsibilities attached within application and personal specification.

Person Specification

Registered Mental Health


  • Current NMC registration
  • Knowledge and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care, e.g. Mental Capacity Act


  • Previous experience of working in adult mental health
  • Previous experience of working within the NHS

Clinical knowledge


  • Sound understanding of secondary mental health diagnoses
  • Medication competencies


  • Completion of Edward Jenner Programme
  • Good understanding of Physical Health conditions



  • Good understanding of physical health conditions
  • Understanding of interventions offered in CMHT


  • Previous experience of working in clozapine/depot clinics
  • Completion of Edward Jenner programme

Mental Health Knowledge


  • Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 amended 2007
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act


  • Interest in delivering educational group
  • Understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


The Beacon, Ramsgate

Manston Road


CT12 6NT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert