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Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
It's a great time to be a part of the Community Mental Health Team and we are developing the Clinical Care Pathways leading to an improved and innovative service for our Service Users, Carers and Staff.

If you are interested in becoming a lead health care professional andyou are focused on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic mental health nurse and who has a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

You will be based at Ashford CMHT but may be expected to travel to our other site at Canterbury CMHT.

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).

Main duties of the job

A Community Mental Health Nurse is a key staff member within the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings,influence and drive change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience. The Mental Health Nurse will be professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing, and operationallyaccountable to the Matron / Clinical Service Manager.

Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community assessment skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

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 of the 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



  • Registered on NMC
  • One year experience at Band 5 or above in hospital or community health care
  • Evidence of continued professional development, appropriate to role
  • Clear understanding of CPA and care coordination role


  • Post-registration certificate ENB 998. Possession of specialist nursing or other relevant highter academic or skills focussed awards
  • Post registration mentorship qualification



  • Good IT skills
  • Good understanding of the principles of the Recovery Approach


  • Excellent IT skills
  • Understanding of interagency skills
  • Previous experience in the field of work

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Ashford & Canterbury CMHT - Eureka Place

Trinity Road


TN25 4BY

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