Community Psychiatric Nurse

Whitfield, Dover, Kent, England
CT16
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Contract
Permanent
Role
Other Qualified Professional
Posted
9 Jul 2024
Closes
23 Jul 2024

Job Description

Job overview
We're offering an exciting opportunity to work with the South Kent Coastal Community Mental Health Service for Older People (CMHSOP). We're looking for a band 6 community mental health nurse to work with clients who have reached an older age and are experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression, psychosis and complex emotional needs. We also provide a memory assessment service and offer specialist interventions for people with a diagnosis of dementia who have complex needs.
Your role within the team would be varied allowing plenty of opportunity to both demonstrate and develop your skills as well as offering a dynamic working life. You will have a caseload of clients which would involve monitoring and assessment of mental health, risk and co-ordinating treatment plans. This also involves providing support to carers and loved ones. You will additionally be involved in cognitive assessments and supporting the team's duty system, as required.
This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop organisational skills and clinical confidence. As a band 6 clinician, you will be working autonomously but you will have access to the support of admin, mental health support workers, psychologists, and consultant psychiatrists in addition to our nursing and occupational therapy staff. We work very closely as a team providing plenty of opportunities to discuss clinical cases and risks.

Main duties of the job
  • Conducting initial assessments of people with memory and mental health needs
  • Being part of the Duty team
  • Managing a caseload of clients
  • Being part of team meetings and MDT discussions
  • Supporting and being a role model for junior colleagues
  • Supervision of a junior colleague
  • Taking on a lead role in the team
The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes

Working for our organisation
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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to travel across the locality in a timely manner
  • Organisational skills
  • Experience of and passion for working with people with Dementia
  • Knowledge and/or experience of common mental health conditions
  • Motivation to achieve high quality care and good team work
Person specification
Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Relevant formal Vocational qualification e.g. First level nursing registration RMN
Desirable criteria
  • Minimum of 6 months post registration experience
Skills
Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel across the locality in a timely manner
Desirable criteria
  • Good IT skills
Experience
Essential criteria
  • Experience in or knowledge around mental illness and Dementia
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of caseload management or being named professional
Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered with relevant regulatory body
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to travel across the area in a timely manner
Experience

Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years post registration
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with Older adults
  • Knowledge of suitable assessment tools
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% 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 staffs 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 adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
Induction
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To rec

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Job Details

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Whitfield, Dover, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Hours
Full time
Posted
9 Jul 2024
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Jul 2024

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