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Community Mental Health
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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Elizabeth House
£30,401 - £37,267 pa
28/08/2019 23:59

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Community Mental Health 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!

The Medway Community Mental Health Service for Older People requires a Community Mental Health Nurse with an interest in working with older people with mental health needs, with both organic and functional conditions. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our experienced team working full time (37.5 hours per week).

Our team provides assessments and interventions within various community settings, including home visits, clinics and primary care, engaging in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working. There is an opportunity to further develop specialist skills as well as more generic roles such as CPA care Co-ordinating and facilitating groups.

The post holder will be based at Elizabeth House in Rainham, Kent and will be encouraged to participate in clinical forums. The purpose being to facilitate the sharing and development of skills, provide support networking and to develop evidence based practice as part of integrated clinical pathways.

As part of KMPT's attraction package, we currently offer a New Hire Bonus of up to £1200 for registered nursing staff joining in a band 5 or 6 Front Line nursing role with direct patient care.

What you can expect once you join the team:

- Monthly supervision (clinical and managerial)
- Reflective Group to discuss complex cases and share learning
- MDT Risk Forum to discuss complex cases with high risks
- Mandatory Training
- Support with your caseload
- Admin support
- Peer Support
- Free Parking

Benefits of working for Kent & Medway NHS Partnership Trust include:

• 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
• NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
• Childcare vouchers
• Lease Car scheme
• Competitive pension scheme.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Professional. You will have a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community assessment skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will be offered considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

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.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification.

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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

Ram Rampersad, Team Leader - 01634 382080

Donna English, Team Leader - 01634 382080