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Lead Mental Health Practitioner Rapid Response

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting new role and opportunity to shape the rapidly changing Rapid Response service working very closely with the Emergency services.

KMPT has recently introduced a Rapid Response service countywide to offer face-to-face assessment to people suffering a mental health crisis to reach 95% of people referred within 4 HRS. As part of an expansion to incorporate a Blue Light Enhanced service, partners in the ambulance service will be able to access a see-and-treat response from the Rapid Response responding as soon as possible.

We have vacancies in North Kent & Medway

Main duties of the job

Using specialist Mental Health knowledge and skills to carry out comprehensive Biopsychosocial assessments in a timely manner to service users suffering from a mental health crisis.

Be responsible for ensuring the team achieves performance targets such as response times for 1hr and 4hr face-to-face assessments.

Facilitate the development and use of care pathways by the multidisciplinary team(MDT)

Be part of the senior team working collaboratively with the Home treatment team and Liaison Psychiatry service.

Communicate effectively with other members of the team and also external partners. Hold regular interface meetings with SECAM, Police, Urgent Mental Health Crisis Line, Liaison Psychiatry, Home treatment team, and Community Mental Health teams.

Ensure that information of sensitive and contentious content is handled with professionalism and communicated appropriately to clearly identified persons

Respond to emergency situations in a clear and supportive manner showing sensitivity and direction at all times

Feed into the supervision process when necessary to highlight areas of poor practice and support staff to improve areas of concerns

Provide effective management supervision to the other members of the team

Participate in the management and investigation of complaints

Working closely with the Home Treatment Operational manager to ensure the Rapid Response team is covered.

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

Please refer to the attached Job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

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).

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration


  • Management or leadership course.
  • Evidence of post registration education at degree level or equivalent.
  • Professional qualification and current registration - RMN/OT
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Masters level



  • Previous experience in Senior Nursing role
  • Current experience of clinical nursing practice in a relevant care setting.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing change within a clinical environment.
  • Experience of leading a clinical team.


  • Experience of working in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team

Knowledge and Skills


  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills including presentations & publications
  • Experience of developing policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of standard setting and audit process.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


North Kent

Bow Arrow Lane



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