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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a desire to work with adults with a cognitive impairment, to enable individuals to live well with a dementia diagnosis?

Do you have the enthusiasm and drive to be part of a service that is looking to achieve national accreditation?

Can you demonstrate our Trust values of Compassion, Integrity, Respect and Trust in all you do? Do you have a Can Do attitude?

We have both full time and part-time vacancies for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners. Your background will be as a Registered Mental Health Nurse or an Occupational Therapist. The posts are available at both our sites - The Evington/Neville Centres at Leicester General Hospital, and The Bennion Centre at Glenfield Hospital.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team. Possession of a Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) qualification or a willingness to work towards this is desirable but not essential. The team has close partnerships with the wider Mental Health Services for Older People community, Social Services, and the voluntary sector to ensure the patient experience is optimised.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required. Please note the Trust has car lease schemes as an alternative if you do not have a vehicle.

For further information, or to arrange to visit one of our sites, please contact: Iffat Ali, Memory Service Lead on 0116 2256143.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for carrying out specialist mental health assessments for individuals with memory impairment, imparting diagnoses and commencing treatment where appropriate.

The service operates within out-patient clinic settings, care homes and clients own homes across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. The successful candidates will join an established team of Band 6 Memory Service Nurses, Specialist Memory Service Psychiatrists and dedicated admin staff. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and commitment to high standards of patient care. You should also demonstrate good assessment and communications skills and the ability to work sensitively, both autonomously and as part of a team.

There are options for flexible working, as well as working remotely from home where possible.

We have a strong commitment to professional development with regular clinical and managerial supervision. Successful applicants will receive full training and support in carrying out memory assessments, delivery of diagnosis and discussion around treatment options.

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 Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in an older persons' mental health setting
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or Occupational Therapy Qualification

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Glenfield Hospital Nhs Trust

Groby Road



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