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Community Mental Health Nurse (RITT)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lytham St Annes
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Fylde Coast RITT is a crisis Older Adults Community Mental Health service based at the Lytham Unit, Lytham Hospital.

We are a 7 day a week service with operating hours from 8am to 8pm, shifts worked at present can be Early (8-4pm) Late (12-8pm), including weekend working.

We are a multi- disciplinary team, with close working links with other health departments, social services and voluntary agencies.

Our service users can present with both functional and organic mental health difficulties which are often combined with complex social care and physical health needs.

RITT has 3 core functions:

Single Point of Access:
  • The gateway for new referrals for Older Adults in the Fylde Coast into secondary mental health services. This part of the team provides triage of referrals and assessment of patients who meet service criteria.

Home treatment:
  • The provision of care coordination for patients who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties and who are presenting as high risk to themselves or others in the community and so require intensive home support from community services. Conducting Gatekeeping assessments for mental health inpatient admissions is a core component of this role as is facilitating early discharge from inpatient units.

Care Home Liaison Team:
  • Providing support for service users and carers for people who live in a residential home and are presenting with Behavioural and or Psychological Symptoms of dementia.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit two Band 6 Community Mental Health who have an enthusiasm for and passion to work within older adult's mental health services.

The Band 6 Nurse's will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills in mental health nursing as well as developing the specialist skills needed in an older adults mental health.

There is an expectation that the successful applicants would be able to act up in the absence of the Deputy Manager and Manager, they would also have some supervision responsibilities to more junior team members.

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

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Degree
  • On-going registration with the NMC.
  • Specialist qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • Developed clinical and managerial skills



  • Post graduate experience
  • Supervision and management of staff
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Experienced in acting as a mentor/assessor of student staff

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