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Registered Mental Health Nurse - CAMHS Kent

Job Description

If you’re a newly qualified or experienced Band 5, here’s a big career opportunity at the Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit.

Joining a great team in a great facility, you can follow a structured pathway to Band 6 – while seeing the difference you make to young people’s lives.

£21,692 - £28,180 (Band 5) £26041 - £34876 (Band 6) + unsocial hours payments + Golden Hello Bonus up to £2,000

• Enjoy a generous Golden Hello: £1,000 on starting, then a further £500 at 18 and 24 months of service.

• Work in an inspiring facility: Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit in Staplehurst is a fantastic, modern inpatient facility supporting young people with a range of psychiatric disorders in a safe, stimulating environment.

• Join a respected Trust: We’re part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the country’s largest and most respected mental health NHS trusts. A recent CQC Inspection rated the Trust’s CAMHS Inpatient Pathway as ‘good’, with this service’s good practice being highlighted.

• Be part of a great team: You’ll work alongside experienced nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and OTs in a collaborative environment that embraces progressive thinking. We’ll encourage you to share ideas and follow them through into innovative practice.

• Strengthen your experience: Build your skills in safeguarding, assessment, care planning and supervising junior staff and students.

• Follow a pathway to Band 6: We’ve created a structured Career Development Pathway (CDP). As a Band 5, you’ll have access to wide-ranging development and training opportunities including an accredited CAMHS course, mentorship training and preceptorship support. Once certain criteria and competency have been met, you’ll be offered a guaranteed Band 6 position.

We plan on holding assessments/interviews on site on Thursday, 17th November 2016.

We will be at the following Recruitment Events, come meet us:
• Saturday, 15th October – Dublin: Health Sector Jobs (Free Ticket)
• Saturday, 4th November – London: Health Sector Jobs (Free Ticket)

For further details / informal visits contact:

You can also find out more and or come meet us for an informal visit by calling Emma Addison (Inpatient workforce Lead), Tracy Graham or Sara Boorman (Ward Managers) on  ( Phone number removed ) .

  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria

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.

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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