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Staff Nurse - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
West Malling
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Rosebud Centre is comprised of 10 single bedrooms offering 24 hour care, 7 days a week for individuals with complex mental health needs. It is situated in Leybourne, West Malling and is one of 6 Rehabilitation Units across Kent, which provides inpatient recovery and rehabilitation.

The Rehabilitation Service provides assessments and a variety of treatment interventions within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), who work closely together to provide a flexible approach in order to meet clients' needs and requirements and to provide the best quality care.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated registered mental heath nurse to join our experienced multi-disciplinary team at Newhaven Lodge. The role includes:
  • Supporting the Unit Manager in the smooth running of the Unit and taking an active leadership role in running shifts.
  • Undertaking specialist assessments and identify rehabilitation goals with clients who have a range complex mental health needs.
  • Acting as Named Nurse to a defined caseload of clients within the Unit and work with them in a recovery focussed model to develop individualised and person centred care plans.
  • Promoting effective treatment of clients through the safe management and administration of medicatio

Main duties of the job

  • Work across a 24 hour shift pattern, 7 days a week
  • Manage the shift when on duty & coordinate the workload for junior staff delegation
  • Have a good understanding of the Mental Health Act, Safeguarding frameworks & clinical documentation.
  • Administer & dispense medication (medication management)
  • Champion recovery orientated practice, to include group work, & facilitate the therapeutic intervention programme.
  • Follow Health and Safety protocols & Policies
  • Risk management & patient safety
  • Deliver effective & quality care alongside patients.
  • Keep up to date with mandatory & CPD requirements (Trust Policy / NMC Revalidation)
  • Demonstrate good mental health assessment & intervention skills.
  • There is a strong commitment to supervision, training & regular appraisal, which you will receive & deliver to named staff.
  • Work as part of the MDT on the Unit
  • Demonstrate effective communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Have a good knowledge of physical health monitoring & documentation.

The successful applicant is expected to work collaboratively within a team of registered nurses & healthcare assistants who are supported by a centralised MDT comprising of medical, psychological & occupational therapy practitioners in order to support and deliver a quality package of care. In addition the service works closely with wider mental health & 3rd sector services in order to access opportunities for service users in the areas of work, education & leisure, so excellent communication skills are essential.

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, which details job description and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration


  • Recognised professional qualification in mental health nursing
  • Registered with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Up to date Medication Calculations Assessment
  • Up to date Clinical Risk Assessment training


  • Completed Preceptorship
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in contemporary mental health
  • Additional Professional Qualification



  • Use of formal and informal assessments and understanding of the assessment process to formulate client interventions
  • Sound understanding of the Mental Health Act and its application in an inpatient setting
  • Understanding of the CPA process Experience of individual and group work
  • Provision of supervision and workload management of junior staff


  • Experience of working in a community setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Some knowledge of best practice in providing rehabilitation and recovery focused interventions to individuals experiencing complex mental health issues
  • Sound understanding of the Mental Health Act and its application in an inpatient setting
  • Knowledge in the application of relevant nursing and recovery focussed theoretical models, and approaches relevant to client group.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Training and presentation skills Job Evaluation Ref: XXXX Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment
  • An understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health needs on function of clients, family and carers.
  • Ability to form rapport with individuals and groups
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times, especially in complex/challenging situations.
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as part of an interprofessional team, showing awareness of team dynamics
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and emotional information using a variety of mediums being able to adapt methods/style/approach as appropriate.
  • Good knowledge and practice of IT skills
  • Willingness to work flexibly


  • Training and presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Rosebud Centre

33-39 Birling Road

West Malling

ME19 5HT

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