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Clinical Lead Nurse Community Rehabilitation

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our new West and North Kent Community Rehabilitation Service as Clinical Lead Nurse.

This is a great time to join our team, as it is a time of development for Community Rehab in West Kent.

The Service provides a flexible range of mental health interventions to help clients with complex mental health needs to manage their mental health more effectively and remain in their own homes. The team works in close partnership with Social Care and housing providers to ensure each client can engage in their rehab journey. The clinical team consists of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses, & VCSE Workers.

The ideal applicant will have adequate and relevant post-qualification experience, ideally with experience working in a rehabilitation setting.

The post will cover West Kent with further development in North Kent planned for 2025. The team will be based in Maidstone, with opportunities to hot desk in various settings in West Kent including hybrid working.

Full and part-time hours would be considered, with flexible working being a possibility. We are committed to supporting an effective work/life balance in the best interest of staff and patients and the service will strive to support your professional development through regular supervision in a supportive working environment.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Be expected to support their team, department, Directorate and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day-to-day work.
  • Be responsible for providing clinical supervision to all Band 6 Nursing staff within the team, and lower grades where appropriate.
  • provide specialist mental health advice and education to staff within the team.
  • Facilitate clinical sessions offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professionals/partners.
  • Lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining quality standards of care and will advise the Service Manager and Matron on issues which compromise standards of practice within their specific area of practice.
  • Be a Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor, mentor, role model & coach adviser for student nurses, and newly qualified & staff new to community working.
  • Provide clinical leadership for the nurses in their specific area of practice, working with the Head of Nursing & Community Matrons to provide advice on all nursing issues and to act as a resource person for other professionals within the team. The post holder will identify & facilitate nurses to update their professional knowledge and skills.
  • Hold responsibility for care within elements of a shared caseload of service users who are deemed complex. To act as a key link across the place-based system of mental health care.

Please see job description for further information.

About us

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 is recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for details about the job and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Degree or equivalent experience.


  • ENB 998



  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience and 3 years in Rehabilitation setting.
  • Clinical assessment of physical, psychological and social care.
  • Offering support to carers/families in relation to distressing circumstances.


  • Experience of Forensic cases
  • Previous experience of working in a community team.
  • Crisis Resolution



  • Recovery Model.
  • Social Inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983, Care Act 2014.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • MDT framework.
  • Working in collaboration with other agencies.


  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities.



  • Good IT skills.
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks and target intervention.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Negotiating and motivational skills
  • Crisis resolution and management skills.
  • Problem solving/solution focussed.
  • Good time management.



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust values.
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust




ME14 5TS

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