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Acute Mental Health - CRHT
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Employer type
Priority House
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum
Salary period
29/05/2024 23:59

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Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5


The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a range of ongoing benefits to our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.

Would you like to work flexibly?  In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

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Job overview

If you are energetic, motivated to try innovative ways of working within in a multi-disciplinary team and have clinical skills that encompass urgent mental health and home treatment interventions then please consider applying.
The West Kent Home Treatment Team is looking for  Registered Mental Health Nurses to join their team. 
The community mental health nurse will carry a defined caseload of patients who have memory impairment and/or functional mental ill health. The community mental health nurse is a key member of the multidisciplinary team and will have a continuing responsibility to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience.

Main duties of the job

  1. To help manage a defined caseload of people who have functional and organic mental illness under supervision
  2. Carry out comprehensive holistic assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors, in partnership with the patient and others through interaction, observation and measurement.
  3. Work collaboratively with other disciplines, patients and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.
  4. To deliver and evaluate safe, competent, person-centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

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

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A recognised professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and NMC registration, or equivalent qualification for Occupational Therapy.
Desirable criteria
  • Practice Educator/Mentor Qualification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of acute mental health care.
  • Experience of nursing a range of mental health conditions.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of individual & group work


Essential criteria
  • The ability to travel across a large geographical area 24 hours a day.
  • knowledge of current best practice in providing holistic interventions to people experiencing acute episode of mental ill health.
  • knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • A robust understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Understanding of the impact of acute episode of mental illness on function and occupation of clients, family and carers.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workCare quality commission - GoodMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Amanda Wetherill
Job title
Operational Team Leader
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07814 689513
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