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Clinical Lead Nurse Community Rehabilitation

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the new West and North Kent Community Rehabilitation Service as Clinical Lead Nurse.

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, & VCSE Workers.

The ideal applicant will have at least 5 years post qualification experience, with some experience of working in a rehabilitation setting.

The post will cover West and North Kent, initially West Kent until North Kent Service is open at a later date. You will be based in Maidstone.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Be expected to support their team, department, Directorate and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day-to-day work.
  • Be responsible for providing clinical supervision to all Band 6 Nursing staff within the team, and lower grades where appropriate.
  • provide specialist mental health advice and education to staff within the team.
  • Facilitate clinical sessions offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professionals/partners.
  • Lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining quality standards of care and will advise the Service Manager and Matron on issues which compromise standards of practice within their specific area of practice.
  • Be a Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor, mentor, role model & coach adviser for student nurses, newly qualified & staff new to community working.
  • Provide clinical leadership for the nurses in their specific area of practice, working with the Head of Nursing & Community Matrons to provide advice on all nursing issues and to act as a resource person for other professionals within the team. The post holder will identify & facilitate nurses to update their professional knowledge and skills.
  • Hold responsibility for care within elements of a shared caseload of service users who are deemed complex. To act as a key link across the place-based system of mental health care.

Please see job description for further information.

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 see the attached job description and person specification for details about the job and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Degree or equivalent experience.


  • ENB 998



  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience and 3 years in Rehabilitation setting.
  • Clinical assessment of physical, psychological and social care.
  • Offering support to carers/families in relation to distressing circumstances.


  • Experience of Forensic cases
  • Previous experience of working in a community team.
  • Crisis Resolution



  • Recovery Model.
  • Social Inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983, Care Act 2014.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • MDT framework.
  • Working in collaboration with other agencies.


  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities.



  • Good IT skills.
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks and target intervention.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Negotiating and motivational skills
  • Crisis resolution and management skills.
  • Problem solving/solution focussed.
  • Good time management.



  • 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




ME14 5TS

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