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Nurse - Older Adult CMHT

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Nurse to join the South Lakes Older Adult Community Mental Health Team for 37.5 hours per week. The team are looking for a dynamic colleague who shares our passion for ensuring that individuals enjoy great care and health regardless of age and diagnosis.

We are looking for a forward thinking, caring individual who has excellent leadership qualities and experience of working with mental health difficulties relating to the ageing process and people who have a dementia diagnosis. Experience in a care home setting is desirable.

One of the main roles of this post is to supervise, educate and support staff, manage referrals and to communicate team needs, and manage complex referrals.

This person must be able to work as a member of a strong multi-disciplinary and a very progressive team.

For further details / informal visits please contact us on the details provided.

Main duties of the job

Working within the wider Community Mental Health Team as a senior member of the OA CMHT to provide person centred, evidenced based care to support the needs of service users who are in need of therapeutic intervention and treatment for functional mental health conditions and complexities from a dementia diagnosis.

To ensure that service users and their carers receive the best quality care and support in line with their changing complex mental health needs.

Working closely with, nurses, OT's, doctors and the wider MDT to maintain positive health, utilising occupation, formulation, observation and education to provide Dialog+ care plans to support needs and recovery in collaboration with service users and their carers at all times

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



  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, Mentor Training.
  • Evidence of post-registration training in clinical/ psychological interventions / skills relevant to the post.
  • Proven track record of post registration clinical experience relevant to the post. Training in Dialog+ Safeguarding, MAPPA (Multi Agency Panel for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults) and Child Protection.



  • Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, NMC standards and other local and national initiatives.



  • Experience of Leadership
  • Experience of mentoring teams and achieving successful outcomes, Experience of working with people with a range of MH conditions
  • Experience of caring for people with Dementia

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Kendal CMHT



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