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Older Adults Mental Health - Community
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
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QEQM Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 pa
01/09/2019 23:59

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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 6 RMN to contribute to the development of the older adult mental health services.

The post is suitable for registered nurses with at least 2 years experience working with older adults with mental health difficulties. You will need to have demonstrated skills and expertise in carrying out a variety of mental health needs assessments and be able to plan and execute interventions, both with individuals, their carers and groups. You will need to be clinically confident and competent in working with individuals in a community setting and be able to work effectively in a multi-professional context. You should have collaborative and enthusiastic styles as well as have a passion and commitment to develop and promote service provision for older adults with mental health and dementia related needs.  You will also be required to administer depots in the community

The post requires that you are good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

You will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, reflection, supervision and training and your development will be guided using the Trust's appraisal process.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie Wanstall, Team Leader or Karen Hambling Senior Practitioner on

01843 267071