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DATE ADDED: Wed 15/01/2020

Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

Sittingbourne, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent


These are just some of the qualities we are looking for in our Community Team members.

In the Community & Recovery Service Line we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these qualities as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team working and excellent patient care and experience.

You will be joining a cohesive and highly functioning community team. You would be part of a multidisciplinary team whose duties include both case work and assessment work. You will be encouraged to facilitate or co-facilitate groups, participate in our whole systems approach to maintaining high standards of care and group cohesive team working.

Our services cover the local community of Swale and the surrounding area from our base in Sittingbourne.

Our services work through an assessment and recovery approach with people accessing secondary level mental health services for severe and enduring mental illness. We provide comprehensive multidisciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams (e.g. Early Intervention service, Crisis and Home Treatment Team) tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.

We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic individuals, who are open to new challenges and is client centred in their approach. Community experience is desirable.

The post holder will act as a Care Co-ordinator and manage a complex caseload of individuals who present with a wide variety of severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for undertaking initial assessments of people referred to the team, carrying out 7-day follow-up for clients discharged from inpatient care, arranging CPA meetings for their clients, sharing the responsibility of formulating safe, collaborative and recovery based care plans for our Service Users.

The job will demand flexibility, responsiveness and the capacity to work as part of a highly functioning MDT that seeks to put our Service Users first. First class communication skills are a prerequisite. In return you will receive high levels of supervision and we hope to offer career development that benefits an aspiring individual.

The post holder will be expected to help in the development of nursing and OT students, maintain a high standard and contribute to the management of the team.

The post holder would be required to work Mon to Fri 09.00-17.00.

If you are committed to improving the lives of our Service Users and would like to be considered for this full time post, we look forward to hearing from you.

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

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

In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see [... Click Apply...]. [... Click Apply...]/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 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 adoption leave
Dependant on length of NHS service