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 2017!
As part of KMPT's attraction package, we currently offer a New Hire Bonus of up to £1200 for registered nursing staff joining in a band 5 or 6 Front Line nursing role with direct patient care.
This role will receive a 5% high cost allowance to the basic salary and a relocation package (if applicable) .
Our specialist acute mental health services are located across a number of sites within the beautiful county of Kent in Dartford, Maidstone and Canterbury. We are looking for Registered General Nurses to join and be part of our forward thinking, progressive service, that invest in staff through continuous development and career progression.
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Registered General Nurses to join our established teams of staff, ensuring our patients are offered holistic care and support, which encompasses their physical and mental health needs.
Would you like to be part of a forward thinking service that is embracing the therapeutic day? Are you someone who has a passion for working with adults with acute mental illness?
Do you want to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that we deliver high quality, person centered care at the right time and in the right place? We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered mental Health Nurses or Physical Health Nurse to work on our acute mental health inpatient wards along side mental health colleagues.
The acute service line serves the community of Kent with a population of approximately 1.6 million people, specialising in the assessment and treatment of adults of working age who are acutely ill. We have an exciting vacancy arisen on Jasmine Wards DGS older adult service line.
The acute service line provides inpatient facilities in brand new state of the art environments, working alongside extensive home treatment teams and liaison psychiatry services. We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Registered General Nurses, to provide exceptional physical health care to our local community.
You will need to
- Have a working knowledge of older adults with functional and non-functional mental illness.
- Have a working knowledge of safeguarding adults.
- Have a strong desire to support us to develop this service in a rapidly changing climate.
- Have an interest in supporting the physical health of people with acute mental illness.
- Be willing to work in a challenging/often demanding driven environment.
- Be willing to engage in audit and evaluation.
- Be part of a team wishing to always improve the user experience of mental health services.
We take pride in our services which are underpinned by our values of respect, openness, accountability, working together, innovation and excellence.
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.
In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT.
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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 Apply Now >> 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 Apply Now >> 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.
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.Childcare vouchers
This is a salary sacrifice scheme Apply Now >>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 Apply Now >>.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Apply Now >>.
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.