Community Mental Health Nurse
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
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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 North East Kent Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team is looking for 2 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join their team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community. You will be expected to work collaboratively with Service Users, Carers and other professionals, offering home treatment interventions as an alternative to hospital admission across the areas of Canterbury & Coastal and Thanet.
You need to work on shifts including nights, bank holidays and weekends and be able to undertake physical interventions training in order to support persons waiting for assessment in the designated place of safety.
Main duties of the job
- To work as a member of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, providing intensive home treatment to patients and support for their families in accordance with Trust and CRHTT Policies and Procedures and the Care Programme Approach.
- To manage a defined caseload of clients experiencing an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.
- To assist in identifying, developing and providing a multidisciplinary approach within the service in accordance with the needs of services users and the requirements of the service.
- To utilise a range of therapeutic interventions for adults with acute mental illness.
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.
- Working with service users in their own homes to promote maximum independence whilst experiencing mental health crisis.
- To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and new staff.
- To participate in the preceptorship programme during the first post registration year in the NHS
- To contribute to the development of others supporting th superivision and evaluation of support staff and students. A willingness to undertake practice placement educators course and participate in student education.
- To assist the senior staff by identifying personal and professional training needs in order to appropriately plan for future training and development.
- To provide effective supervision, support and guidance for non-registered workers and any work delegated to them. To participate in planning of own clinical supervision.
- To participate in the clinical audit of the Service
Please see job description for full details.
Knowledge and Experience
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).