Qualified Mental Health Nurse - Overseas Applicants

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa
Closing date
21 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Qualified Mental Health Nurse - Overseas Applicants

Are you a qualified mental health nurse looking to move and work in the UK?

Have you passed IELTS/OET and CBT with decision letter from NMC to grant permission to undertake OSCE?

If you are passionate about delivering excellent patient care and answered yes to the above, we would like to hear from you.

We will support and guide you through your preparation and transition to the UK. Our dedicated pastoral support will make your adjustment to both the work place and the UK a smooth experience.

In addition to our best spoke induction and training programmes we will support and prepare you for your objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) includes dedicated examination preparation and mentoring.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining our outstanding clinical team to deliver excellent care to our patients.

We have vacancies across Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust locations and Care groups include: Acute, Community Recovery, Forensics and Specialist Services, and Older Adults.

In addition to our standard employee benefits, we offer a competitive package to support overseas nurses financially includes:
  • New Hire Bonus: £1200
  • IELTS or OET fees (successful exam)
  • CBT &OSCE fee
  • NMC registration fee
  • VISA fee
  • Accommodation: 2 months' rent + deposit
  • Flight to the UK

Terms & Conditions apply in relation to repayment of fees as per KMPT policy.

Full details of the relocation package will be provided to successful candidates following interview.

We are accepting application from mental health nurses only.

Interviews will take place online via lifesize.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - the link will take you to the KMPT TRAC Recruitment Site.You will be required to register if you do not have an existing account.

The Mental Health Nurse is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience.

The Mental Health Nurse will be professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing, and operationally accountable to the Matron / Clinical Service Manager.

  • Carry out comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with the patient and others through interaction, observation and measurement.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines, patients and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.
  • To deliver and evaluate safe, competent patient centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

  • 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.
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patients current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.
  • Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.
  • Supporting and carrying out therapeutic observations as required and instructed.
  • To make recommendations to the care plan process
  • Promoting a healthy, safe and secure environment by adhering to Trust statutory health and safety requirements and maintaining confidentiality of information at all times in compliance with Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidance.
  • Acting as a role model and supporting new team members through demonstration and explanation of tasks and techniques.
  • Facilitating the assessment of staff undergoing the Care Certificate.
  • Undertake and maintain all essential training to role.
  • Working confidently in a variety of environments according to changing service needs which present different challenges whilst continuing to act in a professional manner.
  • Balancing all aspects of the job role across the 7 day working pattern.
  • Being flexible and responsive to competing demands


Supporting patients to function to their optimal ability in their care environment. This will range from encouraging self care to providing total physical care depending on the needs of the patient.
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe environment taking account of infection control and identifying and reporting hazards and risks in a timely manner.
  • Escorting and transporting patients as required as part of their care plan.
  • Driving unit vehicles as per needs of the service and as individual capabilities allow.
  • Depending on the environment, serving food/assisting with cooking and promoting healthy choices as required to meet individual care plan needs.
  • Working a full range of shifts as per the requirements of the service. May also be required, at times, to work at other Trust units and/or sites.
  • Physically able to carry out all duties required of the care setting, following successful completion of physical interventions training as required.

  • Qualified and registered as an RMN with the approval to practice in the UK.
  • Work within the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and any other legislation relevant to the role.
  • To have knowledge of the Care Act and its implications for practice.
  • Undertaking all relevant training and participating in regular management/clinical supervision and annual appraisal.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to travel between Trust sites in a timely manner.
  • Computer literate.


Job holders must be able to work competently in a challenging environment and be able to react to changing care demands whilst demonstrating the highest levels of care and empathy towards patients. This is across all aspects of the role in a flexible manner demonstrating the trust values.


Multi Disciplinary Team



External stakeholders

Person Specification Quliafication Essential
  • BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
  • NMC Registration - Mental Health (NMC Decision Letter or Working Towards)
Skills Essential
  • IELTS or OET
  • CBT Pass or CBT Exam Booked
Experience Essential
  • Working Experience as Mental Health Nurse

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