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Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are energetic, motivated to try innovative ways of working within in a multi-disciplinary team and have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions then please consider applying.

The North East Kent Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team is looking for 2 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join their team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community. You will be expected to work collaboratively with Service Users, Carers and other professionals, offering home treatment interventions as an alternative to hospital admission across the areas of Canterbury & Coastal and Thanet.

You need to work on shifts including nights, bank holidays and weekends and be able to undertake physical interventions training in order to support persons waiting for assessment in the designated place of safety.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a member of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, providing intensive home treatment to patients and support for their families in accordance with Trust and CRHTT Policies and Procedures and the Care Programme Approach.
  • To manage a defined caseload of clients experiencing an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.
  • To assist in identifying, developing and providing a multidisciplinary approach within the service in accordance with the needs of services users and the requirements of the service.
  • To utilise a range of therapeutic interventions for adults with acute mental illness.

  • 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

    • Working with service users in their own homes to promote maximum independence whilst experiencing mental health crisis.
    • To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and new staff.
    • To participate in the preceptorship programme during the first post registration year in the NHS
    • To contribute to the development of others supporting th superivision and evaluation of support staff and students. A willingness to undertake practice placement educators course and participate in student education.
    • To assist the senior staff by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.
    • To provide effective supervision, support and guidance for non-registered workers and any work delegated to them. To participate in planning of own clinical supervision.
    • To participate in the clinical audit of the Service

    Please see job description for full details.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • A recognised professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and NMC registration, or equivalent qualification for Occupational Therapy.
    • Practice Educator/Mentor Qualification
    Knowledge and Experience Essential
    • Experience of acute mental health care.
    • Experience of nursing a range of mental health conditions.
    • Experience of individual & group work
    Skills Essential
    • The ability to travel across a large geographical area 24 hours a day.
    • 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 acute episode of mental illness on function and occupation of clients, family and carers.

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