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Community Psychiatric Nurse - Community Rehabilitation

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

The Community Rehabilitation Service provides a flexible range of mental health interventions to help clients complex mental health needs to manage their mental health more effectively and remain in their own homes. The team works in close partnership with Social Care and housing providers to ensure each client has the necessary resources available to enable them to engage in their rehab journey. Across the Community Rehabilitation teams, the clinical team consists of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses, and VCSE Workers.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Community Psychiatric Nurses to work within our new West Kent Community Rehabilitation Service

Individuals will be expected to ensure the team is able provide input between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00 according to the needs of the service, including working someevenings, weekends and public holidays.

Main duties of the job

To undertake specialist assessments and identify rehabilitation goals with clients who have a range complex mental health needs.

To manage and where appropriate care coordinate a defined caseload of clients within the community setting who have identified rehabilitation and recovery needs as a result of mental health issues using evidenced based, client centred, hope and recovery, health promotion, relapse prevention and orientated principles and practice in a socially inclusive manner.

To assist in identifying, developing and providing the rehabilitation contribution across the service lines in accordance with the needs of the service users and the requirements of the service

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

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 refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration


  • RMN or RNLD.


  • Post qualification experience
  • Qualified Practice Assessor
  • Training relevant to the role



  • Experience of working with people who have mental illness


  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic knowledge of, and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks.
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • To be competent in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.
  • To pass medication and physical health competencies.
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its relationship to clinical effectiveness and patient safety and patient experience.
  • Effective organisational/planning and decision-making skills.
  • Good knowledge and practice of IT skills.



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust values.
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Albion Place, Maidstone

Albion Place, 23-29 Albion Place


ME14 5TS

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