Qualified Mental Health Nurse - Forensic (Medium Secure)

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
20 May 2020
18 Jun 2020

Job Description

Forensic Maidstone TGU

Forensics - Trevor Gibbens Unit (Medium Secure Centre)

The Trevor Gibbens unit specialises in the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, serving the community of Kent and a population of approximately 1.6 million. This is a 65 beds unit with a range of clinical facilities based on patient need.

One area of our work deals specifically with people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Those received into our secure inpatient settings are mentally-disordered offenders who require detention during their care - assessment through treatment to the prospect of rehabilitation.

The Ministry of Justice oversees our work and our colleagues in the police and ambulance service partner closely with us on initiatives including street triage, designed to identify early warning signs and improve the response to people in a mental health crisis.

In 2020, we will pilot a new scheme, supporting eligible patients back into the community at the earliest opportunity, working with supportive employers and leading charitable organisations to offer second chances and a new future away from crime.

This is mirrored in our Criminal Justice and Liaison Service (CJLDS), a collaboration between KMPT, the county's custody suites and the courts, using new technologies to offer swift assessments in the cells to identify a wealth of vulnerabilities, often for the first time, that can be the root cause of criminal activity and then the right support to help break the offending cycle.

We are also at the forefront of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. In 2019, we hosted a first, a conference in conjunction with our colleagues at the University of Kent highlighting the links between neuroimmunology and psychosis. The Encephalitis Society called it ground-breaking.

You can see the opportunities are varied, challenging, rewarding, and life-changing for everyone involved. Speak to us about a new career at KMPT.

We are looking for dedicated Staff Nurses to join us and be part of our forward thinking, progressive team that invests in staff through continuous development and career progression.

You might be a newly qualified RMN/RNLD nurse, a RMN looking to return to work or an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge. In addition, we are always happy to talk to you about your flexible working needs.

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 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.
Recommend 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,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service
Other 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 breaks
Staff 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.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel

Ref: -1624639244

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