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Lead nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (inclusive of high cost area supplement)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you want to be part of something new and exciting, a person-centred mental health revolution?

Together, we're stronger. Join the multi-agency drive for better mental health care.

We have an exciting opportunity as part of our CMHF transformation to recruit 2 lead nurses for Dartford CMHT, one position in in our mental health together and one in our mental health together + team.

Working closely with the Service manager and Community Matron you will be an integral player in the leadership of the team at an extremely exciting time of transformation.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be expected to support their team, department, Directorate and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values and Quality standards in their day to day work.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical supervision to nursing staff
  • The post holder will provide specialist mental health advice and education to staff within the team. They will provide holistic, autonomous nursing care.
  • facilitate clinical sessions offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professionals/ partners.
  • They will facilitate the transfer of patients between Mental Health Together and Mental Health Together Plus and between the different specialist teams within the Trust
  • The post holder will lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining quality standards of care.
  • The post holder will be a Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor, mentor, role model and coach adviser for student nurses, newly qualified and staff new to community working.
  • They will provide clinical leadership for the nurses in their specific area of practice,
  • To hold responsibility for care within elements of a shared care caseload of service users who are deemed complex.
  • To act as a key link across the place-based system of mental health care.


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 in Kent and Medway, as well as specialist services for adults in Sussex and Surrey. We are rated Good overall by the CQC.

Each year we care for over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community.

We are proud to employ over 3,700 people from 66 nationalities, and to serve an increasingly diverse range of communities across rural and urban areas.

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.

Our strategy

Our mission is what we set out to do every dayWe deliver brilliant care through brilliant people

Our vision is where we want to be in the futureTo provide outstanding care and to work in partnership to deliver this in the right place, for every service user, every time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be expected to support their team, department, Directorate and organisation to achieve the Trusts Values and Quality standards in their day to day work.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical supervision to all Band 6 Nursing staff within the team, and lower grades where appropriate.
  • The post holder will provide specialist mental health advice and education to staff within the team. They will provide holistic, autonomous nursing care and maintain communication with other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings. These meetings will include a review of patients with complex mental health needs, who are supported by the team that the postholder is aligned to

What is Mental Health Together?

In Kent and Medway, the community mental health transformation has created a new service model called Mental Health Together.

It is a multi-agency offer, which means bringing all the services and agencies that support people with varying mental health needs much closer together. This ensures that people get the right care, without having to navigate service boundaries and without repeatedly telling their story.

Mental Health Together will add new roles, as part of a new joined-up model of care which bridges the gap that currently exists between primary (i.e. GPs) and community mental health (i.e. KMPT). It will treat people with complex mental health needs by:
  • Providing someone with support in a person-centred, holistic way
  • Removing barriers to access, and thresholds across services working together
  • Involving service users and carers as equal partners in their care
  • Building in involvement and co-production at all levels of service design delivery
  • Delivering needs-led and personalised trauma-informed care.

Mental Health Together on Vimeo

Person Specification

Leadership experience

Essential

  • previous leadership/supervisory experience


Desirable

  • evidence of involvement in improving services
  • Post registration training in Psychological based interventions


registration and experience

Essential

  • Active NMC registration
  • 3 Years post registration experience in mental health setting


Desirable

  • evidence of involvement in improving services


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Arndale House, Dartford

18-22 Spital Street

Dartford

DA1 2DR

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