Registered Nurse - Mental Health

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Welcome Bonus of 5% of starting salary and Relocation Packages of upto £8000 available (subject to t&c's)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and creative band 5 nurse, with either a mental health or learning disability nursing qualification, to work on a busy, award winning, small male PICU in the heart of West Lancashire.

We are a 4 bedded male PICU, with a compact and committed staff team who all strive towards providing our service users with an excellent inpatient experience. We do this in part through our commitment to reducing restrictive practices, the use of activity on the ward and by providing the staff team access to a wide range of training and development opportunities.

The team have recently won awards from within LSCFT, including enhancing the patient experience with a cycling project, a locality award for outstanding contributions to quality and patient safety, and winning the Trust wide award for outstanding contribution to service user and carer experience.

Main duties of the job

The positions available will be suitable for both experienced and newly qualified nurses from either a mental health or learning disability background. We ask that you are motivated, creative in your approach and eager to enhance the inpatient experience.

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 and South Cumbria.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse - Mental Health / Learning Disability
  • On-going registration with the NMC.
Knowledge Essential
  • Can demonstrate an understanding and knowledge base of mental health conditions and their treatments, recovery principles and person centred care
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Programme Approach
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of physical health conditions and the complications that this can cause to patients experiencing mental ill health.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs

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