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Community Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to join South Kent Coast Community Mental Health Service as we embark on our journey in transforming services and align to the transformational Community Mental Health Framework. This means you will have the opportunity to influence and drive change, promote health and best practice, influence patient safety and positive experiences and develop your nursing skills and carer.

In South Kent Coast we pride ourselves in investing in our workforce and afford opportunities to support a clinician's continuing professional development. As a result, we have seen these new community staff nurse opportunities arise as our x2 existing nurses secured promotion to Community Psychiatric Nurses (band 6)within the locality

Main duties of the job

As a member of our multidisciplinary team you will support and lead holistic and autonomous nursing care whilst maintaining robust communication with other stakeholders. You will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care and communicate your findings to provide the best possible care to residents of South Kent Coast. As we move away from CPA we at KMPT deliver interventions aligned to clinical care pathways providing quality, purpose and clarity.

Effective communication skills and self-governance is essential. You need to demonstrate knowledge of secondary care interventions and be able to demonstrate mental health assessment skills and will be required to lead or support core functions. We are keen to work with people to identify strengths and interests therefore roles can be a combination of different functions or indeed a specific function; These functions include;

Delivering Interventions - supervision provided; Depot and Clozapine clinic with a focus on Serious Mental Illness and physical wellbeing; Active Support - Low intensity psychological support and promoting self-guided intervention.

You will be expected to attend Dover/Deal & Shepway localities and a base site is negotiable.

If you are keen to further expand your clinical expertise or start a rewarding career within the community then we would like to hear from you. You will receive clinical supervision via our Specialist Community Nurses and Management supervision via our Operational Managers.

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

For full and detailed duties and responsibility please refer to job description & person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A recognised professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Heal
Experience Essential
  • Experience of mental health care and working with people with mental health conditions
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of individual & group work
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • knowledge of current best practice in providing holistic interventions to people experiencing acute episode of mental ill health.
  • knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • A robust understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Understanding of the impact of mental illness on function and occupation of clients, family and carers.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and emotional information using a variety of mediums; being able to adapt methods/style/approach as appropriate.

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