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Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum inc
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Join our excellent team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing a mental health crisis in the community over a 24-hour period. This an exciting time to join our team. Through investments and changes to the community mental health framework as this will allow clinicians to have dedicated time working within rapid response and home treatment team.

If you are an energetic professional, motivated to try innovative ways and develop your own skills working within in a multi-disciplinary team that encompass rapid response and home treatment interventions then please consider applying. You would be able to develop your intervention and assessment skills which through the support of our long-established team members, supervision and training opportunities.

This is a permanent post based within a team covering the North Kent locality.

We welcome applicants with experience working with people with a wide range mental health conditions, and be competent working with individuals in the community as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to work collaboratively with the MDT/Patients/Carers to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Main duties of the job

You will be undertaking assessments of patients mental health needs, identifying the appropriate level of support required to manage risk. This will include assessing capacity to consent to treatment, ensuring you are working within appropriate legal frameworks. Clinical care must be delivered using a patient-centred approach, ensuring patients are involved in their care.

You should be able to work shifts including nights, bank holidays and weekends, and be able to undertake physical interventions training in order to support other teams with KMPT.

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

  • Working with service users referred to Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.
  • You will be working across two functions-Rapid Response and Home Treatment Team providing assessments and interventions until the crisis is resolved.
  • To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and staff. You will receive protected time to ensure your training is up to date and opportunities to further develop your career.
  • To fulfil the role of mentor/practice educator, maintaining own update training and ensuring responsibility for regular placement provision and ensuring supervision and written assessment of students whilst on placement.
  • To assist the band 7 senior practitioner by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.
  • To provide effective supervision, support, and guidance for support /STR/ peer workers and any work delegated to them.
  • As taking patients off the Ward for home visits and community access visits is essential to the role, you will need to be a car driver, unless you are covered by the Equality Act, whereby the Trust has a duty to make practical adjustments.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification

training and qualifications


  • oProfessional qualification (4)


  • oadditional training/qualifications (4)

knowledge and skills


  • oExperience in qualified role (4)


  • ounderstanding of community role (4)

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Little Brook Hospital

Bow Arrow Lane



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