Band 6 Mental Health Nurse

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
3 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join the Integrated Care Mental Health Team. Our service sits within a primary care setting and works alongside GPs, Physical Health Specialists, and other primary care colleagues to support service users with their mental health in the community.

ICMHT is an all-age service that works Mon Fri 9-5. We will see any Patient over the age of 65, e.g., those who are frail or who have Long Term Physical Health Conditions, where there are concerns regarding their Mental Health e.g., Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive Impairment. We also see Patients aged 18-64 who have Long Term Physical Health Conditions that has a negative impact on their Mental Health.

We are a small but very supportive and friendly team that always help each other out and take pride the work that we achieve together. We are looking for experienced professionals who are innovative and passionate about mental health.

It is an exciting time to join us as we progress and deliver transformation to provide Better Mental Health for all. So, give us a call to find out more.

Main duties of the job

The Key skills required for this role will be the ability to demonstrate excellent on-going assessment, risk assessment and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently, also demonstrate flexibility in the way they work and able to take on different roles within the pathway.

You will hold a caseload of patients and will be expected to visit patients within their own homes.

Attend regular MDT meetings with GPs and Specialist Health Care professionals.

About us

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
  • Registered Nurse Level 1 Degree or Equivalent Post Registration Qualification Evidence of continuing professional development within the last 12 months. Hold an NMC approved mentoring qualification.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead team and work effectively with others Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work. Demonstrates planning and organisational skills. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities. Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the clinical team environment. To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS. and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users Ability to motivate self and others.
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs.
  • Experience of working in primary care.
  • Experience of working in the community.

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