Staff Nurse (RMN) (RNLD)

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Canterbury, UK
13 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

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 2019!

New Hire bonus £1200 applies (to external applicants)

Make a Difference!
We believe in changing lives by providing excellent care that improves people's mental health. Now is a great time to join our 'Outstanding' team and be part of the KMPT family. If you're ready to take your personal and professional life to a new level, it's time to find out more...

About us:

KMPT provides specialist acute services across Kent. We are proud to have been rated 'Outstanding' for Caring and 'Good overall' in our most recent CQC inspection. Our specialist acute services are located across a number of sites within the beautiful county of Kent in Dartford, Maidstone and Canterbury.

The Acute Care Group 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 mentally ill. We provide inpatient facilities in state of the art environments, working alongside extensive home treatment teams and liaison psychiatry services. We offer a progressive service where your skills and knowledge will be enhanced to further your development and expertise.

Our acute admission wards in St Martin's Hospital, Canterbury, provide care to adults of working age and we're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible RMN/RNLD nurses to join our established team based here in this beautiful cathedral city.

We take pride in our services which are underpinned by our values of respect, openness, accountability, working together, innovation and excellence.

About the role:

We have a number of opportunities to work on our acute inpatient wards in St Martin's Hospital, Canterbury, two of which are single sex and two of which are mixed.

We are looking for dedicated Staff Nurses to join us and be part of our forward thinking, progressive service, that invests in staff through continuous development and career progression.
You might be a newly qualified RMN/RNLD nurse, or an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge, and you would love to join a forward thinking service. We can also offer opportunities for rotational posts in our inpatient services, place of safety and liaison teams.

You will fit well within our team if you are enthusiastic, motivated and flexible, and are dedicated to providing high quality, person-centred care and support to patients experiencing acute mental health difficulties in an in-patient environment, as you may be required to work in other wards as necessary.

To recognise your talent and experience we also offer a £1,200 'New Hire' bonus for registered nursing staff joining us in a band 5 or 6 front line nursing role with direct patient care.

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.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Raju Bunker on 01227 812349

Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

Please note that after the advert closes, your application will be imported from the NHS Jobs website into the recruitment system which we use for managing our recruitment.

Please note that you will not be able to track the progress of your application through the NHS Jobs website. You will not receive messages or notifications about your job application from NHS Jobs.

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.

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,

Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

We love the work, and we want you to join us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

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 Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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