Band 6 Community Nurse

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Meridian Business Park
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking individuals to join the Assertive Outreach (AO) Service. An RMN or Registered Nurse (Part 13) qualification is essential.

The AO Service is a community based tertiary service who take referrals from CMHTs, Forensic Service, PIER and in-patient areas. We operate a team approach providing comprehensive care packages for people with severe and enduring mental health problems residing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing comprehensive care packages for people with enduring mental health problems within their own homes. Excellent assessment, risk management, organisational and communication skills are essential along with experience and a good working knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Community mental health legislation and Hospital admission / discharge process. The ability to use your initiative and manage your time effectively is required along with the ability to work as part of a team and wider multi-agency services.

We offer a hybrid model of base and home working, a robust induction, supervision and ongoing training. There are excellent opportunities with adult mental health community for promotion and career progression.

The working pattern for the post will be either Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm or Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Applicants must be car drivers/owners. A salary sacrifice car scheme is available.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care for service users who are referred to the Assertive Outreach Service, including the assessment and management of risk.
  • To work within a psychosocial / family centred framework when assessing and planning individual packages of care.
  • To be responsible for organising and planning your work as an autonomous practitioner managing your time effectively and liaising closely with other agencies and disciplines.
  • To undertake the role of CPA co-ordinator for a case load of service users with complex mental health problems who are difficult to engage and require intensive packages of care.
  • To develop therapeutic relationships with service users in order to provide support and assistance.
  • To administer and monitor the effects and adverse effects of prescribed medication and liaise with medical staff regarding any necessary adjustments in medication. To offer advice / information to clients and carers in regard to prescribed medications.
  • To possess enhanced communication skills to be able to communicate with service users and cares who are experiencing psychotic symptoms and may be in distress.
  • To undertake the role of Lead Clinician for people who are detained under a Community Treatment Order.
  • To complete formal tribunal/hospital managers reports for people detained under a section of the MHA or a Community treatment Order

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 have 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
  • Post registration experience as a band 5
  • Previous experience of working with clients with enduring mental health problems
  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of partnership working across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of providing packages of care to people with an enduring mental health problem
  • Previous community experience
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse level 1 with NMC registration.
  • Evidence of continuing post registration/graduate professional development/training relevant to the service area eg PSI/CBT.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the AO model.
  • Relevant knowledge in mental health clinical practice, e.g. CPA process, MHA 1983 etc.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, Research, Audit processes and Standard Setting.
  • Understanding of Community Care Legislation.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Assessment, Care Coordination and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to assess and manage clinical risk.
  • Ability to prioritise / organise workload (own and team).
  • Ability assesses people with complex mental health problems and collaboratively develops and review care plans (including risk management plans).
  • Working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding vulnerable adults & children.
  • Computer/IT skills

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

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
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Meridian Business Park


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