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Staff Nurse - Inpatient Rehabilitation

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse within the East Kent Community Rehabilitation Service, at Ethelbert Rd.

Ethelbert Rd is situated in the centre of Canterbury and is one of 6 Rehabilitation Units across Kent, which provides specialist inpatient rehabilitation for individuals with complex mental health needs. The unit comprises of 9 single bedrooms and is staffed 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.

The multidisciplinary team provides a wide range of individualised interventions delivered by nursing, medical, psychological, occupational therapy and peer support clinicians. As a Staff Nurse you would be the named nurse for a small caseload of clients and be expected to coordinate a recovery focussed, individualised plan of care; in addition to supporting the service users through the rehabilitation pathway.

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Nurse is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience.

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.

Deliver and evaluate safe, competent patient centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

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

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

Please see job description for full details

Person Specification Qualifications/Registration Essential
  • Registered with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Completed Preceptorship
  • Evidence of relevant additional/post registration training
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience in mental health rehabilitation
  • Experience in writing care plans
  • Experience of working in CMHT/acute inpatients
  • Experience in using mental health assessments/checklists e.g. HoNOS, GASS
Supervision Essential
  • Experience of workload management of junior staff
  • Completion of supervision training
  • Completion of mentorship training/experience of supervising students
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates knowledge of best practice in rehabilitation
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of concepts of Recovery
  • Experience in using the Recovery Star
  • Experience of using specific Recovery focussed interventions

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