Wellbeing Practicioner

West Kent
£22,128 pa - £35,577 pa
09 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017
Job Type

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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen  in West/North Kent for an enthusiastic Band 5 RMN/RGN to contribute to the development of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) in delivering care and support to people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  We are looking for a practitioner who is motivated to work with this exciting and evolving service and have a focus on physical health and the well-being of clients.

Currently the EIP service works with people aged 14-35 however over the next  year the service will develop to work with people aged 14-65 to meet the new Access and Waiting Time standards. Experience of working directly with people experiencing psychosis is essential. Applicants need to be able to work flexibly, creatively and be responsive to the needs of this client group and their carers.

You will work under the supervision of an EIP Band 6/7 practitioner to develop and provide services to ensure that physical health and nutritional checks are offered and completed on all service users within EIP. There will be a focus on providing brief interventions and signposting for physical health needs. You will work alongside GPs and EIP colleagues and you will be expected to have a good knowledge of local community organisations which provide help and support to those with mental health concerns as well as physical health resources.

We are seeking to appoint Mental Health practitioners who enjoy being part of new initiatives, are highly clinically skilled and have excellent communication skills. This project requires individuals who are highly motivated, results-orientated and able to work to challenging timescales. You will be directly employed by Kent & Medway NHS Partnership Trust and subject to Trust terms and conditions.

You will be benefiting from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, reflection, supervision and training and your development will be guided using the Trust’s appraisal process.

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.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

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