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Staff Nurse - Inpatient Rehabilitation

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

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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 Rivendell.

Rivendell is situated in the village of Eastry near Sandwich, 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 8 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-focused, individualised plan of care in addition to supporting the service users through the rehabilitation pathway.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.

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

Key Responsibilities
  • To act as a Practice Assessor.
  • To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.
  • To adhere to the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • To support the implementation of current and future Nursing Strategy.
  • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.
  • To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • To practise safely by being aware of the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and treatments.
  • To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others safe.
  • To provide educational support to optimise health and wellbeing promoting self-care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where appropriate.
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patients current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.
  • Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.
  • To make recommendations to the care plan process
  • Promoting a healthy, safe and secure environment by adhering to Trust statutory health and safety requirements and maintaining confidentiality of information at all times in compliance with Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidance.
  • Acting as a role model and supporting new team members through demonstration and explanation of tasks and techniques.
  • Facilitating the assessment of staff undergoing the Care Certificate.
  • Working confidently in a variety of environments according to changing service needs which present different challenges whilst continuing to act in a professional manner.
  • Being flexible and responsive to competing demands

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN)


  • Completed Preceptorship
  • Evidence of relevant additional/post registration training



  • 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



  • Experience of workload management of junior staff


  • Completion of supervision training
  • Completion of mentorship training/experience of supervising students



  • Demonstrates knowledge of best practice in rehabilitation
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of concepts of Recovery


  • Experience in using the DIALOG+
  • Experience of using specific Recovery focussed interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Rivendell, Eastry

Mill Lane


CT13 0JX

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