Community Mental Health Practitioner

Folkestone, Kent, England
CT19 5JE
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
14 May 2022
Closes
12 Jun 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The band 5 nursing role in the community teams is an important asset to the multi-disciplinary team and a role that will help to shape the delivery of care to clients with long term conditions and complexity of need. The role also offers opportunities in career development, through the use of the band 5 and band 6 development programmes. The development programmes will assist the band 5 to progress in a safe and confident manner to be ready for career progression to a band 6 nurse. Development opportunities also exist for band 6 nurses in Non-medical prescribing, Approved Mental Health Practitioner and more senior position as Team Leaders, Service Managers and Nurse Consultants.

The post holder will achieve this by:-
\uf0d8 Contributing to assessments in the service users own home and in the team base.
\uf0d8 Supporting the Team Function receiving new referrals and providing agreed treatments.
\uf0d8 Working effectively within the Community Mental Health Service
\uf0d8 Having excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and procedures
\uf0d8 Working effectively with our partners in the Local Authority and Voluntary Services
\uf0d8 Ensuring assessments are comprehensive and informative to aid diagnosis
\uf0d8 Ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to
\uf0d8 Ensuring that all referrals are allocated and seen in a timely manner
\uf0d8 Advocating for the service user and working with carers

Please see job description for full details.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria

  • Registered on NMC
  • RMN or Dip/Bsc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Student Mentor


ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Post Registration clinical development
  • To have experience as a caseworker/named nurse
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation aspects of care
  • Working /liaising with multidisciplinary teams and other agencies in the provision of care

Desirable criteria
  • Facilitating and leading groups for clients with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Evidence of post qualification experience
  • Broad experience of working with adult people with mental health needs
  • Experience of taking charge in the absence of senior staff
  • Experience of working with RMN students


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Understanding the values of the NHS and KMPT
  • Understanding of a person's right to choice
  • An understanding of mental health issues
  • An understanding of the need to use an enabling approach

Desirable criteria
  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of Social Care


SkillsEssential criteria
  • Good IT Skills
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers
  • Ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary environment


PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or

Ref: CR0065A

Job Details

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Folkestone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
14 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
12 Jun 2022

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