Wellbeing Practitioner - Canterbury

Recruiter
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Canterbury
Salary
£22,128 - £28,746/Year
Posted
04 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main area
Early Intervention in Psychosis TeamGrade
Band 5Contract
PermanentHours
Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref
380-CP783

Site
Eastern and Coastal Area OfficesTown
CanterburySalary
£22,128 - £28,746 paClosing
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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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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:

Respect
Openness
Accountability
Working together
Innovation
Excellence

KMPT Benefits:



NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/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.



New starter bonuses

At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.



Refer 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,



Local Recruitment and Retention Premia

This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford locality



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 http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/



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.




Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on………!
We love the work, and we want you to join us.