Community Staff Nurse

  • Job Reference: 380-RB000554-J
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2021
  • Employer: NHS
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  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Job overview

We are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse , supporting patients who are acutely mentally unwell in the community and providing the best level of care to them whilst remaining in their own homes. We provide support for individuals who are experiencing an acute mental health episode in the community, as well supporting people who have been discharged from inpatient wards. We provide a menu of interventions to ensure the highest level of care and support is delivered. 

This is  providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team. You will need experience of working in an acute mental health care setting and have skills and experience in delivering a menu of interventions aimed at promoting recovery such as: health promotion, anxiety management, social inclusion, emotional first aid, self harm reduction and safety planning in collaboration with patients, carers and social support networks.

Main duties of the job

  • To work collaboratively with MDT members to contribute to a flexible and effective interdisciplinary team approach to clinical care.
  • To effectively establish a therapeutic relationship with service users and their relatives/carers.
  • To assess capacity and obtain informed consent from service users and work within a legal framework with those clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • In conjunction with colleagues to undertake, record, review and work within individual risk assessment and management plans in line with service and Trust policy.
  • To provide assessment of clients experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and analyse and interpret information gained to form an accurate diagnosis of impairments, strengths and capabilities and formulate clinical needs.
  • To involve carers in all aspects of patient care as appropriate, ensuring carers assessments are undertaken as requested..

Working for your 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

  • 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 the supervision 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Jennifer Wheeler
Job title - Operational Manager
Email address -
Telephone number - 01227 812211