We have a fantastic opportunity for a Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) post in the West Leicestershire CMHT, based in Hinckley. We welcome applications from individuals who have previous experience, as well as those who are newly qualified.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, positive, and willing to learn. You will hold a clinical caseload and will be supported by the multi-disciplinary team to develop your knowledge and understanding of the patient group, as well as developing your skills.
The team is friendly, dynamic and constantly evolving to offer the best support and treatment to patients within our local community. Be part of an exciting and truly multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Work alongside a variety of Professionals within the Team and external agencies including GPs, Mental Health Facilitators, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector, to obtain the best recovery possible for our patients.
The health and wellbeing of our team members is very important to us and we offer a preceptorship and robust induction period, as well as regular supervision and ad hoc support. You will also be given opportunities to access relevant training opportunities as you progress within your career.
For an informal chat or further information, please contact Georgina Loveridge on 01455 443950.
Main duties of the job
The CMHT is part of secondary care mental health services providing assessments and treatment for adult service users, with complex mental health needs.
As a CPN you will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to achieve the best mental health recovery for our patients.
You will be responsible for a caseload of patients of your own to support, guide and ultimately enable independence of the patients.
CPN's also conduct thorough assessments and complete clinical triages to support the team manage incoming referrals.
CPN's participate in the Duty Rota where you act as single point of contact for patient enquiries on the day.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.
Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.
We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).
All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.
Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.
Job description Job responsibilities
If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Demonstrates a strong interest in providing patient centre nursing care and patient education
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
- To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for nursing and quality care for clients/service users
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