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Mental Health Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Ormskirk Older Adult Integrated Mental Health Team, Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team (RITT) are seeking an experienced Band 5 RMHN to join the team.

This is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidate will be part of an evolving service that has the needs of the older adult population at its heart. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about older adults to come and join a forward thinking, dynamic and constantly developing team.

The team provides high quality care working with older adults with dementia or significant functional / psychological mental health needs, ensuring they have access to timely, intensive and specialist mental health care.

We also work with families and carer's and alongside other agencies to promote well-being and support for individuals and their carer's / families.

RITT consists of 2 functions including, Home Treatment and Care Home Liaison. The team also covers CMHT role as it is an integrated team. The occupational therapists are a valued resource within the team and work closely with all other team members.

The applicant must have experience of working with older adults with dementia and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of older adult mental health and the needs of individuals in this group.

You will also need to have a working knowledge of the care programme approach, assessing risk and developing robust risk management plans.

Main duties of the job

To participate in specialist health and social care needs assessment, which require at least one hour's concentration with a service user on a regular basis and at least one hour to write up the assessment under the supervision of a Band 6 Nurse. This includes Risk Assessments in relation to the service user, family members and environmental risks.

To participate in formulating specialist treatment and intervention plan under supervision in response to identified needs under the auspices of the Care Programme Approach. This may be of a complex nature requiring crisis and contingency plans and adjustment to those plans.

To have an understanding of physical health conditions which are more prevalent in older adults and may affect mental health.

You will have excellent clinical skills along with outstanding communication skills.

Please find further information on the attached JD/PS below.

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



  • Demonstrate understanding of Mental Health difficulties
  • Experience of assessing planning implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Demonstrate understanding of Health & Safety policies, procedures and effects on practice



  • Knowledge and experience of CPA
  • Able to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced their practice

Skills / Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to manage work and caseload effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust




L39 3BP

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