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Band 7 Sister/Charge Nurse Inpatients

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Learning Disability and Autism Service (LD&A) at Leicester Partnership Trust are seeking passionate and experienced leader as part of our Inpatient unit within LD&A services.The role will provide clinical and professional Leadership across our Assessment and Treatment unit.

The service is undergoing a process of investment and quality improvement and this will be key to ensuring the voice of this service is represented, as well as supporting the development and design of services. The role will be an additional Band 7 role, to support the increased staff development for the unit and our commitment to provide leadership across a 7 day week.

We are looking to recruit:

Band 7 Charge Nurse/Sister 1 WTE

As a service we offer:

  • Annual appraisal with clear focus on personal and professional development
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing package
  • Continuing Professional development through the trust Learning and Development Academy.
  • Access to the trust employee benefits schemes.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly in agreement with Service Leads.

Main duties of the job

To manage and take overall responsibility for care quality performance and clinical activity by providing professional nursing leadership and guidance, clinical advice and management in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality:

o Patient safety

o The effectiveness of all health care interventions

o Patient experience

o The environment in which care is delivered

To ensure the delivery of a clinically effective service which meets the needs of individuals, families and communities in line with local and national development plans, Trust policies and procedures.

The post holder will carry 24 hour responsibility and professional and managerial accountability, which includes management of staff, budgets, quality and standards of practice.

To have overall responsibility to ensure that a personalised service to clients/service users is delivered in accordance with LPT Trust standards.

The post holder will provide good leadership and management, to develop and sustain a positive working culture.

The post holder will ensure staff are trained appropriately to deliver the care required and ensure supervision and mentorship is in place.

To work collaboratively with other senior nurses across LPT as appropriate and promote the role of their speciality nursing to all stakeholders.

To foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach with internal and external MDTs and between all stakeholders.

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

The full Job and Person specification is attached to this vacancy. Key elements of the role are:


1.1 Perform, and monitor comprehensive assessments of clients/service users needs. Plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs.

1.2 Take 24 hour responsibility for the delivery of care needs of individual and groups of clients/service users.

1.3 Ensure patient information is collated, monitored and fully accurate, maintaining complete and contemporaneous records in line with NMC/ professional bodies and Trust standards.

1.4 Promote the involvement and engagement of clients/service users and carers / relatives in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

1.5 Work collaboratively and ensure maintenance of effective mutli-disciplinary communication and with other professionals/agencies/other stakeholders to ensure needs are met in relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.

1.6 To ensure that systems are established and maintained to ensure effective communication with clients/service users, and carers / relatives.

1.7 Lead and support others to recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations including the assessment and management of risk.

1.8 Ensure understanding of own and others level of accountability and responsibility when delegating tasks and duties to students, non-registered staff or registered staff.

1.9 Lead, participate in and cooperate with concerns, complaints and investigations as required.


2.1 Lead, co-ordinate, organise and prioritise your own work and the work of the team on a day to day basis.

2.2 Ensure supervision of others and participate in education and development.

2.3 Lead and monitor the development of services, new ways of working and the implementation of change.

2.4. Acts as a professional and clinical role model to all staff, clients/service users, carers and the public at all times.

2.5 Develop effective and efficient relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team on issues related to patient care.

2.6 Act in a professional manner and ensure self and other staff adhere to the LPT Uniform policy at all times.

2.7 Deputise as appropriate for the Matron / line manager.


3.1 Undertake the Trusts corporate and local induction, and maintain your learning and compliance with training requirements for your role.

3.2 Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and NMC/Professional re-registration and revalidation requirements.

3.3 Participate, facilitate and monitor managerial and clinical supervision for themselves and the team via review and agreed appraisal mechanisms.

3.5 Responsible for maintaining own and others up to date evidence based skills, knowledge and competence for the role requirements.

3.6 Assess and ensure the specialist education and training needs required for self, others and the service are identified, that will allow health care to be delivered to the user through new ways of working.

3.7 To develop systems and structures that enable life-long learning and monitor the effectiveness of the learning and strategies.

3.8 To ensure adequate Mentors and LCAT Assessors are available within the Team.

3.9 To ensure student learners on clinical placement are appropriately supervised and assessed and have an effective learning experience.

3.10 To ensure sufficient preceptors are available for newly registered staff and monitor compliance with the Preceptorship Programme standards.

3.11 To be responsible for ensuring that systems and processes are in place for theallocation of link roles and champions and that systems are in place to ensure wider learning and feedback to the whole team

3.12 Accepts designated responsibilities from senior leaders and actively contributes to performance review and the appraisal process.


4.0 Ensure that the delivery of care to clients/service users meets the standards required by regulating bodies, for example CQC, NMC.

4.1 Develops, leads and monitors the implementation of Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and ensures compliance of self and others.

4.2 Lead, promote and practice the highest standards of prevention and control of infection at all times as per Trust policy and ensures compliance of others.

4.3 Continually monitor standards of clinical care and lead and facilitate improvements of care, through benchmarking, audit and research.

4.4 Lead and facilitate participation and contribution to patient and public involvement activities.

4.5 Lead and ensure the promotion of patient dignity, equality, diversity and human rights.

4.6 Ensures self and all staff practice at all times in accordance with their Code of Professional Conduct and raise any concerns with the Matron / Line Manager, this may include addressing such concerns.

4.7 Maintains own and ensures others maintain professional boundaries and appropriately declare any conflicts of interest.


5.1 Responsible for effectively managing the financial resource, including budget management for the relevant service area, including alerting managers to resource issues and the effect of these on service delivery.

5.2 Providing accurate and appropriate information for the business planning process.

5.3 All records that the role is responsible for or modifies must be kept up to date and maintained in an accurate and diligent manner.

5.4 To ensure the effective and efficient organisation of rotas using the E-roster system where available. Ensuring the appropriate deployment and use of all grades of staff within the postholders span of control and be accountable for the level of temporary staffing usage and the associate expenditure.

5.5 To manage the adherence to the Trust policy for booking and taking annual leave/time owing/training to enable adequate levels of cover within the team at all times.

5.6 Be responsible for the deployment of HR policies within your sphere of responsibility including the proactive management of sickness and unauthorised absence.

5.7 To undertake the recruitment and selection of staff to the team, assessing the skill mix needed, undertaking relevant documentation and chairing the recruitment panel.

5.8 To manage issues and concerns related to staff performance and conduct in line with Trust Policies and Procedures.

5.9 To co-ordinate and have overall responsibility for effective and efficient bed / case load management, liaising with other services as appropriate.

5.10 To ensure that medication prescribed to individuals is managed, in terms of storage, administration and monitoring of side effects and offer agreed advice on such medication in conjunction with the prescriber.

5.11 To participate in an on-call rota as required

5.12 Responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient use of Clinical, physical and financial resources.

5.13 Use health related information only for the purposes of what it is intended for and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

5.14 Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient / users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties.


6.1 Take responsibility for maintaining own and others Health and Safety and Security.

6.2 Ensure own actions and others assist with maintaining best practice and regulatory standards.

6.3 Ensure that you and others take action as appropriate, report in line with the Trust Incident Reporting Policy, escalate any concerns regarding patient safety and clinical risk to the line manager.

6.4 Monitoring, reviewing and action incidents, mitigating against further risk, identifying themes and trends and ensuring lessons learnt are embedded into practice.

6.5 Lead and participate in the investigation of complaints, concerns and serious incidents.

6.6 Ensure self and others carry out duties in accordance with the Health and Safety at work Act 1971.

6.7 Ensure self and others move and handle clients/service users and goods in ways that promote the health of the patient and care team and are consistent with legislation.

6.8 Ensure self and others are responsible for the maintenance of a clean and safe environment adhering to infection control policies procedures and best practice.

6.9 Ensure self and others assist and maintain safe and hazard free area of work.

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
  • Leadership or Management Qualification or willingness to work towards
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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