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Community Mental Health Nurse / Community Psychiatric Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

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 band 6 opportunities arise with some of our existing staff securing promotion internally and externally.

Main duties of the job

You will be key within our multidisciplinary team. You will lead holistic and autonomous nursing care whilst maintaining robust communication with other professionals and agencies. You will have responsibility to 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 deliver interventions aligned to KMPT clinical care pathways thus providing structure, purpose and clarity for people accessing our services.

Effective communication skills and self-governance is essential. You need to demonstrate knowledge of secondary care interventions and demonstrate assessment skills. 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;

Duty - Urgent Care

Interventions - upskilling and clinical supervision provided

Depot and Clozapine clinics with a focus on Serious Mental Illness and physical wellbeing.

Active Support

You will be required to provide clinical leadership in the absence of more senior colleagues, lead on core functions and provide operational supervision to a designated number of care support staff.

You will be expected to provide interventions to both the Dover/Deal & Shepway localities.

If you are keen to further expand your clinical expertise then we would like to hear 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 refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Registered on NMC
  • One year experience at Band 5 or above in hospital or community health care
  • Evidence of continued professional development, appropriate to role
  • Clear understanding of CPA and care coordination role
  • Post-registration certificate ENB 998. Possession of specialist nursing or other relevant highter academic or skills focussed awards
  • Post registration mentorship qualification
Skills/Knowledge Essential
  • Good IT skills
  • Good understanding of the principles of the Recovery Approach
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Understanding of interagency skills
  • Previous experience in the field of work

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