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Staff Nurse (RMN) (RNLD)

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (inclusive of high cost area supplement)
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Allington Centre is a 20 bed low-secure inpatient service for forensic services. We specialise in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs, who require care in a low secure setting, in response to offending, risky and/or challenging behaviours.

The ward includes a high-dependency area of five beds for the assessment and treatment of those exhibiting disturbed behaviour. There is also a 15 bedded area (LSU) focusing on assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Patients are admitted to the area considered to be best suited to meet their current needs. All rooms are ensuite and there are provisions for wheelchair users.

Our large multidisciplinary team consists of health care assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, speciality doctors, a family engagement and liaison lead and chaired by our responsible clinicians/consultants.

Care and treatment are designed on an individual basis, and we encourage the involvement of our patients, their relatives and carers in the decision-making process as much as possible.

Main duties of the job

The role is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to:
  • Carry out comprehensive nursing assessments and be responsible for producing individualised nursing care plans for named patients.
  • Coordinate and implement the nursing care plan for individual patients and inform the multi-disciplinary team of progress in the treatment process.
  • Provide leadership to the healthcare worker using supervision and IPR and to work under the guidance and management of the Clinical Manager.

The ideal candidate for the role will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with strong interpersonal skills and good communication both verbal and written. You will be committed to working with people with severe mental health problems in a secure environment.

Knowledge of forensic services and a full driving licence are desirable.

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.

We also welcome applications from nurses who are interested to return to Mental Health Nursing. You will commence the role on the band 3 pay scale while we provide you with full 6 months training programme. On successful completion of your training you will be promoted to band 5 as a fully qualified nurse. Please state Return to Nursing within your application under Professional Qualifications. The New Hire Bonus will not apply to Return to Nursing applications.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience in Mental health/ Learning Disabilities settings


  • Previous experience of working within the NHS



  • Qualified Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Qualified Practice Assessor or working towards


  • Evidence of post qualification practice
  • Training relevant to role



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge and practice of IT skills
  • Effective organisational /planning and decision making skills.
  • Basic understanding in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care
  • Basic leadership skills and supervising others

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Allington Centre, Dartford

Greenacres, Bow Arrow lane



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