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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024
It's a great time to be a part of the Community Mental Health Team in Maidstone, we are developing the Clinical Care Pathways leading to an improved and innovative service for our Service Users, Carers and Staff. Moving towards the Community Mental Health Framework.

If you are interested in becoming a lead health care professional andyou are focused on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic mental health nurse and who has a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

You will be based at Albion Place in Maidstone, but will be expected to travel across the Trust if required.

Main duties of the job

A Community Mental Health Nurse is a key staff member within the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings,influence and drive change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience. The Mental Health Nurse will be professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing and operationallyaccountable to the Operational Team Manager.

Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community assessment skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

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 of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist


Desirable

  • Practice Assessor training


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Previous experience of working in a community team
  • Clinical assessment of physical, psychological and social care


Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983, Care Act 2014
  • Recovery Model


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Albion Place, Maidstone

23-29 Sittingbourne Road

Maidstone

ME14 5TS

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380-WK0121-A

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