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Senior Community Psychiatric Nurse - Community Rehabilitation

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
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 exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated Community Psychiatric Nurses to join our new West Kent Community Rehabilitation Service as the team's Senior Community Psychiatric Nurses.

The successful applicants will care coordinate and provide rehabilitation nursing input to a defined caseload of individuals with complex mental health problems, they will deliver the therapeutic programme and provide support and supervision to other members of the staff team. The team delivers comprehensive, individualised treatment and recovery plans which include supporting clients to maintain their living environment, and encouraging and supporting them to have meaningful roles and purpose within their local communities.

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

The Senior Community Psychiatric Nurse is a key clinical leader 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 Psychiatric Nurse will be professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing, and operationally accountable to the Service Manager

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
  • Practice Assessor
  • Completed preceptorship
  • Completed Edward Jenner Programme


  • Evidence of continuing professional development.



  • Significant experience at Band 5.
  • Evidence of post qualifying continued learning.


  • Experience of working within the NHS.

Knowlege and Skills


  • Significant 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.
  • A comprehensive 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.
  • Significant 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.
  • Enhanced leadership skills e.g. taking charge, delegation of duties, supervising others.
  • To participate in Quality Improvement, Audits, Research, etc.


  • Ability to support and develop an environment which ensures effective clinical care and innovation.



  • 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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