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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
We are excited to be able to advertise a vacancy for a Band 6 Practitioner in the Older Adult Integrated Community Mental health team in Lancaster and Morecambe. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with community experience and a passion for working with Older Adults.

The post is a Band 6 Practitioner role for the Community Mental Health Team function of the Older Adult Integrated Community Team in Lancaster and Morecambe. The successful candidate will be a Lead Professional for a caseload of patients who require the intervention from a mental health team this could functional patients over the age of 65 or those of any age with a diagnosis of dementia.

Service operates Monday - Friday 9-5

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the successful applicant will be to manage their own caseload, be adept with comprehensive assessment, risk assessment and be able to provide advice to people with highly complex needs referred to Community Services in accordance with care pathways for given specialism.

The Lead Professional will be able to provide the specialist interventions that the OA CMHT can deliver in accordance with care pathways and the Community Services Standing Operating procedure.

The applicant will need to be experienced in assessing the needs and risks of individuals, have a sound understanding of Physical health and mental health, be confident in recognising potential safeguarding issues and understand safeguarding processes and a working knowledge of mental health legislation such as the MHA and MCA and be able to maintain a high standard of clinical work.

The Lead Professional will be part of the rota that provides a daily Duty role for the team.

Experience of working with those with Dementia would be desirable but is not essential.

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



  • RMN qualification
  • Current professional registration with the NMC
  • Willingness to undertake further training and evidence of continuing professional development



  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health needs for older people
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the assessment and treatment of dementia
  • Knowledge of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions



  • Post qualifying experience of working with older adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of having been a Lead Professional and managing a caseload.
  • Experience of triage, clinical assessments and formulation



  • Able to work in accordance with Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L0416 Older Adults CMHT Lancaster & Morecambe (65+)



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