It’s an exciting time to join us: We have recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and Good overall by the CQC!
To recognise your talent and experience the following benefits apply to these roles (in addition to the relevant benefits listed in the Benefits section below):
£1,200 New Hire Bonus (where applicable)
Make a Difference!
We believe in changing lives through giving excellent care that improves people’s mental health and now is a great time to be part of the KMPT family and join our ‘Outstanding’ team.
Ready to take your personal and professional life to a new level? Then it’s time to discover more…
About the Service Line/Department:
The Trust covers a big county with a population of 1.7 million, which is spread across 1500 square miles. The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service in Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) is a multidisciplinary specialist service which is part of the Community Recovery Service Line (CRSL). The EIP service is a Trust wide standalone service providing a consistent approach across this large geographical area to service users and families and carers.
The EIP service provides treatment and support to people experiencing a suspected first episode of psychosis (FEP). The service currently provides assessment and treatment to individuals aged 14 to 35 and their families; and following the introduction of the new EIP Access and Waiting Time Standards, it is currently being developed to extend service provision to users up to the age of 65.
The team works assertively and intensively with service users and carers to promote engagement with care professionals and treatment plans, and to facilitate social inclusion and recovery.
We are looking for qualified practitioners (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker*) with relevant experience, who are motivated to work within and contribute to the continued development of this exciting service.
The principle purpose is to provide a person-centred approach, focusing on the needs of the service users and their carers.
The successful applicants will be recruited into either a Band 5 or a Band 6 position depending on experience, and will be responsible for the following:
• To manage a caseload of clients first episode psychosis with complex needs, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
• To provide a professional contribution, supervision and advice to a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of safe, effective and high quality mental health services with meet existing new policies, practice and standards.
To be successful in this position, the following skills and attributes are essential:
• A strong commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.
• Significant experience of working with service users with psychosis when acutely ill.
• Significant experience and skills in clinical assessment.
• Significant experience and skills in risk assessment and management.
• Experience of working directly with people with psychosis is essential.
• Applicants need to be able to work flexibly, creatively and be responsive to the needs of this client group and their carers.
• To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.
• As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification (if hired into the Band 5 position, KMPT will provide the necessary support to attain your mentoring qualification).
Care coordinators have capped caseloads to allow for innovative and focused interventions in partnership with service users, families and carers promoting recovery, social inclusion and well-being.
If you are interested in developing skills and gaining experience in this dynamic service working with clients with first episode of psychosis, this is the right match for you!
Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
(*working under KMPT Terms and Conditions)
The interview date for the Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner post is 10th January 2018
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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 Border Agency 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 [Click here to apply] website.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:
KMPT Benefits:NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see [Click here to apply] for more details.Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 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.
At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.Refer 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,Local Recruitment and Retention Premia
This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford localityFlexible working
Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.Childcare vouchers
This is a salary sacrifice scheme [Click here to apply]Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave
Dependant on length of NHS serviceOther paid/unpaid leave
This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaksStaff Support
KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.NHS discounts and shopping vouchers
Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.Learning and Development opportunities
In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on………!
We love the work, and we want you to join us.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 [Click here to apply].
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.