Qualified Mental Health Nurse - Older Adults

Ramsgate, Kent, England
CT11 0RW
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
20 May 2020
18 Jun 2020

Job Description

Older Adult Care Group

Are you an experienced registered mental health nurse or nursing associate and looking for a change or a newly qualified nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to complete your preceptorship? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

KMPT's Older Adult Inpatient Services are developing and we are looking for excellent nursing staff to join us. Our teams, based at various locations across Kent and Medway, are delivering outstanding care with kindness and compassion. They are effective, multi-disciplinary teams offering assessment and treatment for patients of all ages (although predominantly 65 and over) with functional and/or organic presentations.

We are currently undertaking a large scale refurbishment and upgrade programme right across our ward estate, with the intention that we can provide purpose built environments that best meet the needs of our patients, their families and our staff. We have recently reopened two of our refurbishments and are looking forward to continuing this work.

We are also thinking innovatively about how we continue to develop our services, with opportunities to get involved in research or quality improvement projects as well as our ongoing work towards achieving accreditation with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Older Adults Mental Health Services (QNOAMHS).

All staff working on our wards receive regular supervision and support, as well as opportunities to undertake continuing professional development. For newly qualified staff we offer a one year preceptorship programme with protected time. This is an exciting time to join us with lots of opportunities!

If you are committed to enabling the recovery of older people and share our commitment to providing high quality care in a dynamic clinical environment, we'd love to tell you more about our current vacancies. We have a variety of flexible working options available across the Trust, with both full and part time roles.

KMPT provide Older Adult wards in the following locations;

  • Jasmine Ward - 16 bed mixed gender ward in Dartford
  • Ruby Ward - 13 bed female ward in Medway
  • Orchards Ward - 16 bed mixed gender ward in Maidstone
  • Heather Ward - 15 bed mixed gender ward in Canterbury
  • Woodchurch Ward - 15 bed mixed gender ward in Margate
  • Sevenscore Ward - 12 bed mixed gender ward in Margate

Please contact us to arrange an informal visit.

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 re

Ref: 120943818

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This job was posted to Mental health in Ramsgate, Kent, England

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