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Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum (inclusive of high cost area supplement)
Closing date
28 May 2024
Are you a passionate mental health professional seeking a dynamic and rewarding career?

We are seeking an energetic and motivated individual to join our established Dartford Home Treatment team in North Kent. This is an exciting time to join our team as recent investments and changes to the community mental health framework are creating more opportunities for dedicated work within the CRHTT service.

In this role, you will:
  • Provide24/7 assessment and treatmentto individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in the community.
  • Work collaboratively as part of amulti-disciplinary teamto deliver effective interventions.
  • Develop your intervention and assessment skillsthrough ongoing support, supervision, and training opportunities.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Is aregistered mental health Nurse with relevant experience.
  • Possesses apassion for mental healthand a commitment to providing high-quality care.
  • Ismotivated, energetic, and innovative with a desire to develop their skills.

We offer:
  • �1,200 New Hire Bonus for qualifying nurse
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will play a vital role in assessing patients' mental health needs, determining appropriate support levels, and ensuring their well-being within a legal framework.

What you'll do:
  • Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments to identify needs and risks.
  • Manage potential risks associated with patients' conditions.
  • Assess patients' capacity to consent to treatment options.
  • Ensure all actions adhere to relevant mental health legislation and regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with patients, carers, and a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement patient-cantered care plans.
  • Participate in physical intervention training, if required, to support team safety.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Has experience working with diverse mental health conditions.
  • Is competent in community-based mental health care.
  • Possesses strong assessment and risk management skills.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient-centered care and collaborative working.
  • Is flexible and able to work shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

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.

What is High Cost Area Allowance?

The High-Cost Area (HCA) allowance, also referred to as London Weighting is a payment made to employees who work in London and the surrounding areas.

As this post is based in Dartford, Gravesham or Swanley, the successful applicant will receive an additional payment each month.
  • 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �1,192 per year and a maximum payment of �2,011 per year (the agreed annual amount will be divided into 12 equal amounts and paid monthly)

The salary listed is inclusive of the High-Cost Area Allowance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working with service users referred to Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.
  • You will be working across two functions-Rapid Response and Home Treatment Team providing assessments and interventions until the crisis is resolved.
  • To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and staff. You will receive protected time to ensure your training is up to date and opportunities to further develop your career.
  • To fulfil the role of mentor/practice educator, maintaining own update training and ensuring responsibility for regular placement provision and ensuring supervision and written assessment of students whilst on placement.
  • To assist the band 7 senior practitioner by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.
  • To provide effective supervision, support, and guidance for support /STR/ peer workers and any work delegated to them.
  • As taking patients off the Ward for home visits and community access visits is essential to the role, you will need to be a car driver, unless you are covered by the Equality Act, whereby the Trust has a duty to make practical adjustments.

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).

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification

training and qualifications


  • oProfessional qualification (4)


  • oadditional training/qualifications (4)

knowledge and skills


  • oExperience in qualified role (4)
  • oUnderstanding of the impact of mental health crisis on lifestyle and function for clients, family and carers and common pharmacological and psychosocial treatments
  • o Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times, especially in complex/challenging situations.
  • o Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as part of an interprofessional team.


  • ounderstanding of community role (4)
  • o Leadership skills
  • o Ability to motivate, empower and enable others



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


  • o Experience working within Crisis Home Treatment Team

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Little Brook Hospital

Bow Arrow Lane



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