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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
If you are energetic, motivated to try innovative ways of working within in a multi-disciplinary team and have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions then please consider applying.The West Kent Home Treatment Team is looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses to join their team.The community mental health nurse will carry a defined caseload of patients who have memory impairment and/or functional mental ill health. The community mental health nurse is a key member of the multidisciplinary team and will have a continuing responsibility to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To help manage a defined caseload of people who have functional and organic mental illness under supervision
  • Carry out comprehensive holistic assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors, in partnership with the patient and others through interaction, observation and measurement.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines, patients and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.
  • To deliver and evaluate safe, competent, person-centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.


  • 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

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • A recognised professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and NMC registration, or equivalent qualification for Occupational Therapy.


    Desirable

    • Practice Educator/Mentor Qualification


    Knowledge and Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of acute mental health care.
    • Experience of nursing a range of mental health conditions.


    Desirable

    • Experience of individual & group work


    Skills

    Essential

    • The ability to travel across a large geographical area 24 hours a day.
    • knowledge of current best practice in providing holistic interventions to people experiencing acute episode of mental ill health.
    • knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
    • A robust understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
    • Understanding of the impact of acute episode of mental illness on function and occupation of clients, family and carers.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

    Address

    Priority House

    Hermitage Lane

    Maidstone

    ME16 9PH

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    380-WK0138

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