Mental Health of Learning Disability Nurse

Ramsgate, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
1 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019

Job Description

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 that we presently have the opportunities for you to join is in East Kent. This is a beautiful part of the country with stunning beaches and scenery. Most of the bases are commutable from London. There is a rapidly growing cultural scene, particularly in the Thanet and Folkestone areas. Over recent years artists, musicians and actors have moved down from London as housing in East Kent is much more affordable. 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

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time

Ref: 380JD035

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