Mental Health of Learning Disability Nurse | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Job details
Posting date: 21 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £30,401 - £37,267 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 November 2019
Location: Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2JN
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2063294/380-RM253-D

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It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019!

We have an opportunity within our Mental Health of Learning Disability Service (MHLD). MHLD is a community-based specialist service for adults with learning disabilities and works in partnership with the Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT – delivered by Kent Community Healthcare Foundation Trust & Kent County Council).

We are seeking a highly motivated practitioner who is looking for a new challenge and who has the excellent clinical skills to make a difference as we continue to transform the service in line with the Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities agenda. The ability to challenge the status quo is also a necessary attribute. The locality we presently have opportunities for you to join us in is in the beautiful town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. This is a beautiful part of Kent, and this post would suit someone wanting to relocate from a different part of the country, or someone who trained locally.

All teams are staffed by committed and passionate clinicians with a strong, shared values base: placing the person with learning disabilities at the centre of our work. We also work hard to ensure the needs of families and paid carers are addressed: systemic and narrative approaches are central to much of our work.

We have an excellent retention rate: when staff join our teams they feel supported and valued by the rest of the MHLD as well as partnership agencies - and they want to stay!

The service is divided into seven MHLD teams across Kent and Medway. Each team comprises clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and specialist nurses. There are also assistant psychologists and a specialist counsellor providing valuable work in the service. In addition there is a Psychological Behavioural Support Team within the MHLD service which works intensively with clients with the most complex needs and behaviour which challenges.

The service delivery is mainly via out-patients clinic and domiciliary visits. The teams provide comprehensive, multi-professional assessments of needs with specialist interventions. In complex cases care is provided using the Care Programme Approach (CPA) framework.

Applicants must be RNLD and/or RMN qualified and have post registration experiences in working with service users with complex mental illness or Learning Disability.

The successful applicants will be able to deliver within a multidisciplinary framework high quality care in line with CPA and discharge planning, supporting service users in their recovery.

In return, you will be joining a well established, experienced, skilled and supportive Multidisciplinary team where training, supervision and peer support are readily available.


We 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 life.

Here are just some of our benefits
• New hire bonus of £1,200 pro rota for band 5 and 6 ‘front line’ nursing staff.
• Relocation packages (dependent on post)
• Trust-wide awards event recognising staff and volunteers
• Annual flu vaccine
• Showcasing our talent at prestigious national awards such as Health Service Journal
• Varied learning and development courses (e-learning and face-to-face)
• Staff MOTs supporting your physical and mental health with health advice and monitoring
• Regular listening events with open access to senior management
• Easy access to information with ‘MyKMPT,’ our on-the-go phone app for staff
• Car lease scheme
• National and local NHS discounts for staff and families

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification

This advert closes on Monday 4 Nov 2019

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