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Senior Staff Nurse (Mental Health)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced RMN to join the Chorley Mental Health Inpatients.

We are currently advertising for positions across both the female and male adult assessment and treatment wards.

This Senior Nurse role will appeal to nurses who are keen to support patients in who are experiencing significant difficulties with their mental health, providing support and input into patients recovery on a day to day basis.

An ability to work both collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team is essential, advocating for patients, forging therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and working alongside professionals, providing high standards of care for all.

You will possess skills in leadership, problem solving, role modelling, coaching and mentoring of junior colleagues, providing supervision and engagement. You will relish the role of senior nurse, leading by example and supporting colleagues and teams in overcoming challenges and problem solving any complex clinical issues.

If you are passionate about mental health care and ready for a new challenge, eager to share your skills and experience within a team focussed setting, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

Patient Experience and Care are central to the role of the Senior Nurse. Within this role you will demonstrate leadership, clinical skills and knowledge gained from practice and education, supporting high standards within the inpatient service.

You will ensure collaboration and drive to improve the service provided, proactive in the support of least restrictive practice amongst your direct and wider team.

You will support in the coaching and mentoring of Band 5 RMNs and Registered Nurse Associates amongst others.

You will take lead in exploring and promoting quality improvements and changes in service, keeping patient experience at the heart of everything we do.

The role will be both demanding and rewarding and you will receive support, supervision and training opportunity internally through practice development and Band 6 development programmes. The inpatient leadership team will offer experiences in support of individuals own development needs and aspirations.

You will be encouraged and supported to access continued professional development in line with your appraisal.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification
  • On-going registration with the NMC
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development



  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983 & Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
  • An understanding and awareness of the NHS Plan, NSF and other relevant documentation



  • Supervision and management of staff
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Experience of interacting therapeutically with distress and /or disturbed individuals



  • Can demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience
  • Skill in motivating and managing chance in self and others
  • Clear ability to understand new concepts and ideas and excellent clinical practice

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Chorley and South Ribble Hospital



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