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Senior Staff Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced RMN looking for a senior role and want a new challenge?There is an exciting permanent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic RMN looking for a senior role in East Kent based at St Martins in Canterbury.

We believe in Clinically led, management supported services and want to strengthen nurse leadership to provide safe, compassionate, and creative services which really make a difference to patient lives. You will therefore be an excellent and experienced clinician, committed to the concept of person centred care.You will have the ability to influence, enthuse and enable, a role model who leads from the front and by example you will use your clinical expertise to improve practice, to challenge tradition and to work with the team to create a culture of therapeutic optimism and hope.Resilient, tenacious and ready for a challenge you will support and develop staff to provide the kind of service you would want to recommend to family and friends. We will offer development programme opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role.

Main duties of the job

You will fulfil the role of Senior Nurse in Charge attending to your patients' needs whilst ensuring a safe environment for excellent care. You must be able to support the needs of our patients, their relatives and carers which requires excellent communication and liaison skills.You must have post-registration experience including working within a busy acute environment and have completed mentorship training to be able to mentor students.You should have the confidence to voice your opinion and views as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be working with a wide range of experienced and friendly professionals, providing high quality of care and compassion.

You will also have excellent interpersonal skills to manage and supervise and lead staff effectively.

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

  • Supporting patients to function to their optimal ability in their This will range from encouraging self care to providing total physical care depending on the needs of the patient.
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe environment taking account of infection control and identifying and reporting hazards and risks in a timely manner
  • Escorting and transporting patients as required as part of their care
  • Driving unit vehicles as per needs of the service and as individual capabilities
  • Depending on the environment, serving food/assisting with cooking and promoting healthy choices as required to meet individual care plan
  • Working a full range of shifts as per the requirements of the May also be required, at times, to work at other Trust units and/or sites.
  • Physically able to carry out all duties required of the care setting, following successful completion of physical interventions training as required.

Person Specification



  • RMN completion of Preceptorship programme
  • Experience of Mental Health
  • Evidence of recent Practice


  • Practice development
  • Older Adult Knowledge
  • Leadership knowledge and further training



  • Mentel Health Legislation
  • Safeguarding and ability to apply principles
  • Clinical effectiveness and patient experience
  • Person Centered care planning
  • Good IT Skills
  • Medication Competency
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in reports
  • Knowledge of NMC guidelines and revalidation


  • Experience co-ordinating shifts
  • Experience managing or supervising lower grade staff
  • Clinical reflection evidence

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


St Martins Hospital

Littlebourne road,



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