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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We're offering an exciting opportunity to work with the Dover and Deal Community Mental Health service for older people (CMHSOP). We're looking for a band 6 community mental health nurse to work with clients who have reached older age and are experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression, psychosis and complex emotional needs. We also provide a memory assessment service and offer specialist interventions for people with a diagnosis of dementia that have complex needs.

Your role within the team would be varied allowing plenty of opportunity to both demonstrate and develop your skills as well as offering a dynamic working life. You will have a caseload of clients which would involve monitoring and assessment of mental health, risk and co-ordinating treatment plans. This also involves providing support to carers and loved ones. You will additionally be involved in cognitive assessments and supporting the team's duty system, as required.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop organisational skills and clinical confidence. As a band 6 clinician you will be working autonomously but you will have access to the support of admin, mental health support workers, psychologists, consultant psychiatrists in addition to our nursing and occupational therapy staff. We work very closely as a team providing plenty of opportunity to discuss clinical cases and risk.

Main duties of the job

  • Conducting initial assessments of people with memory and mental health needs
  • Being part of the Duty team
  • Managing a caseload of clients
  • Being part of team meetings and MDT discussions
  • Supporting and being a role model for junior colleagues
  • Supervision of a junior colleague
  • Taking on a lead role in the team

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

The successful candidate will have:
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to travel across the locality in a timely manner
  • Organisational skills
  • Experience of and passion for working with people with Dementia
  • Knowledge and/or experience of common mental health conditions
  • Motivation to achieve high quality care and good team work

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant formal Vocational qualification e.g. First level nursing registration RMN
  • Minimum of 6 months post registration experience
Skills Essential
  • Ability to travel across the locality in a timely manner
  • Good IT skills
Experience Essential
  • Experience in or knowledge around mental illness and Dementia
  • Experience of caseload management or being named professional

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