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Community Mental Health Nurse-Clozapine and Physical Health Clinic

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Medway Community Mental Health Team is a diverse multi-cultural team that is looking to recruit a band 6 Mental Health Nurse to work within the team, providing specialist mental health care for people with multiple and complex needs that require intensive support and to take a lead role in the Clozapine Clinic and Physical Health Clinic.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Professional, with strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability. Effective communication skills and self-governance are required, ability to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community nursing skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will be offered considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

Main duties of the job

The service line is currently developing care pathways which offers the opportunity to gain skills in offering specialist interventions to the different client groups that we work with.

Carry out and coordinate comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with service user and others through interaction, observation and measurement.

Work collaboratively with other disciplines, service user and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment. ?

To deliver and evaluate safe, person centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery. ?

To act as a clinical leader supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance.

To facilitate and review approved Quality Improvement initiatives within the care setting

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

  • To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation
  • To support and uphold the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all
  • To support the implementation of current and future Nursing
  • To promote and to adhere to KMPTs strategies, policies, procedures and
  • To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust
  • To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management, etc.
  • To practise safely by being aware of and educating on the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and
  • To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others
  • To provide educational support to optimise health and wellbeing; promoting self -care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where
  • To safely manage and administer medications and monitor their effects.
  • To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management etc.
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patients current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely
  • Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT
  • Supporting and carrying out therapeutic observations as required and
  • To coordinate and make recommendations to the care plan process
  • To mentor, supervise and line manage
  • To assess, act on and report any safeguarding

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification Qualifictions Essential
  • 2 years qualified
  • RMN
  • Mental Health Nursing experience
Experience Essential
  • Mental health nursing
  • Phlebotomy trained
  • Clozapine experience

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