Staff Nurse - Forensic

Maidstone, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
4 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

Forensic and specialist services care group

One area of our work deals specifically with people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Those received into our secure inpatient settings are mentally-disordered offenders who require detention during their care - assessment through treatment to the prospect of rehabilitation. We have units in Maidstone (Trevor Gibbens) and Dartford (The Allington Centre), caring for men and women. The Tarentfort Centre and the Brookfield Centre, both in Dartford, are low-secure learning disabilities settings are for men who have offended and require treatment for their mental health with the ultimate aim, a pathway into the community. The Ministry of Justice oversees our work and our colleagues in the police and ambulance service partner closely with us on initiatives including street triage, designed to identify early warning signs and improve the response to people in a mental health crisis. In 2020, we will pilot a new scheme, supporting eligible patients back into the community at the earliest opportunity, working with supportive employers and leading charitable organisations to offer second chances and a new future away from crime. This is mirrored in our Criminal Justice and Liaison Service (CJLDS), a collaboration between KMPT, the county's custody suites and the courts, using new technologies to offer swift assessments in the cells to identify a wealth of vulnerabilities, often for the first time, that can be the root cause of criminal activity and then the right support to help break the offending cycle. Our specialist services include Bridge House, a safe and comfortable space set in the Kent countryside for intensive and successful treatment and recovery following drug and alcohol addiction. Based at the Medway Maritime Hospital, we have the multi-disciplinary Disablement Services Centre, a team supporting people who are living with limb loss. This is everything from the design and build of a prosthetic to encouraging a fulfilling life post-injury and surgery. The team there call their patients their 'limbspirations'. We are beyond proud of our Rosewood mother and baby unit and associated mother and infant mental health service, a beautiful space co-designed with women with first-hand experience of perinatal mental ill health where mothers and babies can stay together and get well, with crucial extended support for partners and families as the wider impact of illness can often be devastating. We are also at the forefront of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. In 2019, we hosted a first, a conference in conjunction with our colleagues at the University of Kent highlighting the links between neuroimmunology and psychosis. The Encephalitis Society called it ground-breaking. You can see the opportunities are varied, challenging, rewarding, and life-changing for everyone involved. Speak to us about a new career at KMPT. We are looking for dedicated Staff Nurses to join us and be part of our forward thinking, progressive team that invests in staff through continuous development and career progression. You might be a newly qualified RMN\/RNLD nurse, a RMN looking to return to work or an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge. In addition, we are always happy to talk to you about your flexible working needs. IN CASES WHERE WE RECEIVE A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS FOR A POST, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO BRING THE CLOSING DATE FORWARD. YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RESPOND INDIVIDUALLY TO YOUR APPLICATION. SHOULD YOU NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN SIX WEEKS OF THE VACANCY CLOSING, PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL. Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit) 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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website. Production of false or forged documents\/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police. If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you. We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence KMPT Benefits: NHS

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