Liaison Psychiatry Matron East Kent job in Sevenoaks at NHS Jobs

Liaison Psychiatry Matron - East Kent

Company: NHS Jobs

Location: East Kent, Canterbury/Ashford/Margate UK

Date Posted:Apr 07, 2018

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 2017EAST KENT LIAISON PSYCHIATRY SERVICES AT THANET, CANTERBURY AND ASHFORDThis is an exciting opportunity to join our Liaison Psychiatry Service with a vacancy forLiaison Psychiatry Matron working across our East Kent services. Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust provides a liaison mental health assessment service to the Emergency Department and wards at the counties acute hospitals. It’s a challenging and rewarding service to work in, and we need the best quality of candidates to help us grow our service further.Why join us?• Our services are developing rapidly,with significant recent and on-going investment from our local Clinical Commissioning Groups CCG and a commitment to ongoing service development. • The Service is committed to delivering quality careand contributing to improved outcomes for patients across the Kent &Medway health economy.We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, clinically driven and confident Matron to provide outstanding leadership and clinical expertise. You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, demonstrate effective communication skills working with internal professionals and eternal agencies. You will be joining the team at an exciting time of development and will be required to provide leadership with a focus on quality outcomes. You will have experience of having worked in a supervisory position before, and you must be able to demonstrate willingness to ensure that KMPT’s values are realised in the way that the service operates. Postgraduate leadership and/or management training is desirable. You will be required to provide line management and supervision for Team Managers and Clinical Nurse Specialists and understand team dynamicsthrough reflection and a visual presence to support role modelling. As Matron you will have a clear role focussed on clinical excellence, delivering outcomes and work in partnership with external providers. A detailed Annual Appraisal aimed to enhance your clinical expertise and leadership skills will be provided by the Liaison Psychiatry Service Manager, alongside monthly managerial supervision processes. A flexible and can do attitude is essential, as is a passion for ensuring that the mental health needs of patients are addressed on par with their physical health. A diverse post qualification experience in mental health is required. Liaison Psychiatry experience is desirable although not essential. East Kent? Where’s that? Take a different view of this unique part of the country. With miles of incredible coastline, rolling countryside, lively seaside towns, diverse communities and easy access to London and Europe, this couldbe the place to develop your career. Add to that a real commitment to innovation and integration in health and social care, and some of the best-rated public sector organisations in the country – we think you’ll love it. Need more convincing? Follow the hashtag takeadifferentview for further information 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 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. Interview date: 26 April 2018 For further details / informal visits contact:Lauren Cane – Liaison Psychiatry Service Manager on 01622 725000 or 07468 708772. View full job description
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