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Community Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum inc
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Supporting patients who are acutely unwell in the community, and providing the best level of care to them whilst remaining in their own homes. We provide support for individuals who are experiencing an acute episode in the community, as well supporting people who have been discharged from inpatient wards. We provide a menu of interventions, to ensure the highest level of care and support is delivered.

This is an opportunity to be apart of a dynamic service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team supporting the qualified staff members and leading the STR workers. You will need experience working in mental health care as a band 5 qualified practitioner. Experience of leadership and recovery focused practice is required.

Working over 7 days week, covering a 24 hour shift pattern. The team covers Dartford

Main duties of the job

  • To work within the acute setting as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team providing and contributing to high quality nursing care for service users with severe mental health problems.
  • Be responsible for the risk assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of emotional and physical care needs for service users, and be fully aware of the needs of service users over a 24 hour period.
  • Monitor, report and maintain a healthy, safe and secure workplace by knowing and taking account of: Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (1985), Control of substance Hazardous to Health (1985), European H&S Regulations (1992)-Numbers 1-6, Food Act (1996), Adhere to Trust policies and local service protocols.

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

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care planning and risk assessment with service user on admission and at appropriate intervals
  • Ensure all interventions are documented clearly and comprehensively.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to effectively utilise resources to help meet identified service users needs
  • Ensure the correct administering and documentation of medicines in accordance with Trust Policy, legal requirements and NMC standards for medicines management.
  • Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive, aggressive and challenging behaviour in line with least Restrictive practice
  • Participate in supervision, annual appraisal and competency assessments in order to reflect on and develop own practice.
  • Maintain PIN via the revalidation process
  • Promote & ensure the good reputation of the trust. To act as a positive role model maintaining professionalism at all times and to demonstrate a positive attitude to service users, their families, visitor and others.
  • Report and document any incident and escalate in line with trust policy and actively participate in reviewing and learning from workplace related incidents.
  • Be aware of and work within Safeguarding Adults and Children policies, be able to recognise the signs of abuse and report and document concerns to Team Manager and MDT.
  • Competently and confidently, write, present and discuss information regarding service users care and treatment.
  • Ensure that the service users rights and dignity are maintained at all times.
  • Understand how to escalate concerns regards care and treatment and how the whistleblowing policy complements this.
  • Willing and helpful to support and provide cover to other teams at short notice under direction of senior staff.
  • Ensure high levels of hygiene and infection control systems are maintained.
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety
  • Maintain service user, staff and organisation confidentiality at all times
  • Take responsibility for attending all statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.
  • Give physical health care and physical health checks as required or instructed, documenting the physical health checks on the modified early warning scoring system (MEWS) chart and reporting changes to the nurse in charge of the shift.
  • Where appropriate, to identify needs and provide healthcare to meet the individual needs for people who are at the end stages of their lives, whilst providing comfort, support for the service user and their family

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or equivalent
  • achieved grade/years experience
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • basic knowledge of role
  • experience in role

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