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Home Treatment and Rapid Response Community Psychiatric Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
To work as a member of the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, working within the home treatment function delivering support to patients and their families using evidence based, profession specific and general mental health knowledge providing client centred, recovery orientatedprinciples and practice for individuals, families and carers referred to the Service. You will also work within the Rapid response function undertaking assessments 24/7 received from Urgent Mental Health Helpline as well as undertaking gatekeeping assessments. To work in accordance with Trustand Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team Policies and Procedures and the Care Programme Approach. To provide an alternative to inpatient admission treating patients in their home environment who are presenting in a crisis with significant distress.

Main duties of the job

o To work collaboratively with MDT members to contribute to a flexible and effective interdisciplinary team approach to clinical care.o Communicate face to face with clients on a daily basis, some of which display challenging behaviour.o To effectively establish a therapeutic relationship with service users and their relatives/carers.o To assess capacity and obtain informed consent from service users and work within a legal framework with those clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.o In conjunction with colleagues to undertake, record, review and work within individual risk assessment and management plans in line with service and Trust policy.o To provide mental health assessment of clients with acute mental health needs, clearly assessing and managing risks.o To lead joint reviews for patients with complex needs to plan transfer of care.o To ensure service users are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their care plans wherever possible.o To adapt practice to meet individual service users' circumstances, including regard for cultural and linguistic differences.o To work collaboratively with service users, staff, and relatives to identify goals and determine and deliver an appropriate intervention plan which aims to maximise engagement and performance whilst balancing risk, and promoting choice and independence.

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.

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration


  • Registration with relevant regulatory body. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


  • Mentorship or practice educator qualification
  • Further training relevant to the role



  • Experience working in mental health service
  • Experience of prioritising casework and allocation /delegation of tasks to others.
  • Experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to organisations.
  • To be able to work a 24hr shift pattern including day shifts, nights shifts and weekend shifts


  • Experience working within Crisis Home Treatment Team

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Care programme approach, Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • An understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health crisis on lifestyle and function for clients, family and carers and common pharmacological and psychosocial treatments
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times, especially in complex/challenging situations.
  • Ability to work autonomously and co-operatively as part of an interprofessional team.
  • Full drivers license and ability to drive to different sites within a timely manner.


  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate, empower and enable others.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Eastern and Coastal Area Offices, Canterbury

Littlebourne Road



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