Clinical Lead - Mental Health - The Bay (7k incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
The Bay Locality
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This vacancy includes an attractive welcome bonus of £3000 and a further £2000 after the 1st year and a further £2000 after the 2nd year as well as an attractive relocation package of up to £8000 (*subject to terms and conditions)

It's an exciting time to join us at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for Band 6 Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses to join us in our inpatient services.

There are 4 mental health units across the Bay situated in Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow, offering high quality specialist care to both adults and older adults, see details below:

Kentmere:Located at Westmorland General Hospital Kendal, Kentmere is a state of the art 12 bedded Mental Health inpatient Unit that focuses on short term recovery based care.

Dova:Located a Furness General Hospital, Barrow. Dova is a mixed sex 20 bedded acute Mental Health inpatient service for adults between the ages of 18 and 65.

Ramsey: Located a Furness General Hospital, Barrow. Ramsey is a mixed sex 15 bedded assessment unit for people with an organic illness such as Dementia.

The Orchard:Located in Lancaster, The Orchard is an 18 bedded, mixed sex, acute inpatient ward.

We are looking for caring, empathetic, enthusiastic individuals who have a passion to improve the lives of our patients. These roles will be to provide care and support to patients who require mental health interventions, guidance or monitoring.

Main duties of the job

At LSCFT we will support you in your personal and career development. You will have access to lifelong learning with a great range of training opportunities including a comprehensive preceptorship, leadership and coaching.

Staff wellbeing is important to us and that's why we have our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, along with our Resilience Hub offering wellbeing support covering emotional, psychological and financial issues. We also offer flexible working options.

We are seeking confident individuals who are keen to contribute to the delivery of high quality nursing care and service development. You should have a strong interest of working with patients with mental health needs and substantial experience of working in a challenging environment. You should have a high level of resilience and patience and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate a warm, patient centred approach to care.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and engage in multi-disciplinary team working. You will be expected to facilitate and coordinate the delivery of a mental health service, taking a lead in, and supporting the ward teams with complex patient care, for those with mental health needs. You will have direct line management and supervision responsibilities providing support and leadership to junior staff whilst taking on the role of mentor/assessor.

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.

If you like to apply for these exciting vacancies, please complete your application. We look forward to hearing from you

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification
  • On-going registration with the NMC
  • Specialist qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
  • Mentorship qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
Experience Essential
  • Supervision and management of staff
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs

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