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Staff Nurse

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

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Nurse, Old age mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Woodchurch is a mixed 15 bedded Acute admissions ward. Care is provided on a needs led basis meeting the care for older adults. We are based on the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital site in Thanet. This is one of two wards on the site, and of which we work very closely with. Care is primarily delivered to patients diagnosed with a functional illness and also occasionally people diagnosis with a cognitive impairment

We are due for a full refurbishment and therefore as part of the team you will have a say in the very exciting new development of the environment for the delivery of future care.

We work with a large multidisciplinary team which includes amongst others Psychology, Occupational, Music, drama and Art therapies.

This is a professional role that involves providing 24-hour person-centred care and support to people currently experiencing a decline in their mental health. The role provides an excellent opportunity for a professional to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a supportive ward and team environment.

The right person will need to demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of all individuals that are experiencing a mental health decline, and valuing their rights is a pre-requisite.

Main duties of the job

Providing professional Nursing care, treatment and assessment in a mixed male/female environment.

Administration of medication, monitoring effects and side-effects, and convey information as part of the MDT.

Ensuring clear documentation of patient records, including admission and discharge.

Named nurse for a patient group

Following relevant Mental Health Act/Dols/Informal Procedures



Ensuring Mandatory training updated

Working as part of Multidisciplinary team

Liaising with carers/relatives

Working within NMC registration and guidelines.

Managing shift and supervising 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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are delighted to announce an excellent and exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of band 5 Registered Mental health Nurses or equivalent. This is an exciting time to join the team for a key role in an ever-expanding Multidisciplinary team. As a key professional, you will be able to demonstrate that you are motivated, flexible, and able to meet the professional challenges that all NHS staff are faced with. This will be a role that have a supportive team wrapped around the professional to help them develop any skills that are required and will at the same time be a very rewarding, where the client is at the centre of all our interventions. If you are an experienced professional or new to the role this is an opportunity to help shape the Thanet Mental Health inpatient services and develop teams. We offer a very robust preceptorship programme to newly qualified nurses. If you are an experienced Nurse, there are many opportunities for further development.

The post holder will work as an active member of the ward team over the 24-hour period. Under the direction of the Ward Manager, the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care, as appropriate.

RNMH/RGN/RNLD or equivalent

Sound knowledge of current mental health issues and treatments, including psychiatric medication and their side effects, with concurrent knowledge of common physical health issues and treatments and their impact on mental health.

To liaise with other members of the Multi Professional Team in the planning and participation of patient treatment and the development of care programmes

To be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills within a multidisciplinary setting

To have sound knowledge of the principles and processes of the Care Programme Approach and its application to practice

To liaise with other members of the Multi Professional Team in the planning and participation of patient treatment and the development of care programmes

To be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills within a multidisciplinary setting

To be able to analyse and take appropriate action from information gathered

To act as the named nurse for a defined group of patients

To comply with the Kent and Medway Infection Control Policy and procedures

Please see job description for full details

Person Specification face to face Essential
  • Registered nurse
  • Experienced or newly qualified
  • Registered qualification to NMC
  • Willing to be flexible
interview Essential
  • Achieved grade
  • Newly registered with NMC

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