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Staff Nurse (RMN)

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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*** Applications from students nearing completion of their studies

and Return to Practice Nurses are encouraged ***

Band 5 Salary - Plus £2600 (RRP + New Hire Bonus) and Unsocial Hours Enhancements

The TGU specialises in the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, serving the community of Kent and a population of approximately 1.6 million. The service now provides a total of 66 beds throughout a range of clinical facilities based on patient need.

At the Trevor Gibbens Unit, we are committed to include our patients in all that we do. To us this means 'Nothing about you, without you'.

Do you feel you could meet our patient's expectations? Do you want to develop your skills, with the backing of a well-developed team and make a difference to the recovery of our patients? If the answer is yes, we want you to join our team.

Main duties of the job

The role is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to:
  • Carry out comprehensive nursing assessments and to be responsible for producing individualised nursing care plans for named patients.
  • Co-ordinate and implement the nursing care plan for individual patients and to inform the multi-disciplinary team of progress in the treatment process.
  • Provide leadership to the healthcare worker using supervision and IPR and to work under the guidance and management of the Clinical Manager.

Ideal candidate for the role will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with Strong interpersonal skills and good communication both verbal and written. You will be committed to working with people with severe mental health problems in a secure environment.

Your knowledge of forensic services and full driving licence are desirable.

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 act as a Practice Assessor.
  • To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.
  • To adhere to the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • To support the implementation of current and future Nursing Strategy.
  • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.
  • To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • To practise safely by being aware of the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and treatments.
  • To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others safe.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • To safely manage, administer medications and monitor their effects.
  • To supervise a range of other staff and their activities as delegated.
  • To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting e.g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management, etc.

We also welcome applications from nurses who are interested to return to Mental Health Nursing. You will commence the role on the band 3 pay scale while we provide you with full 6 months training programme. On successful completion your training you will be promoted to band 5 as a fully qualified nurse. Please state Return to Nursing within your application under Professional qualifications. The new Hire Bonus will not apply to Return to Nursing applications.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Previous experience in Mental health
  • Previous experience in Addiction
Qualification Essential
  • Qualified nurse result
  • Counselling or other addiction qualification
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced communiocation skills

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