Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
City East and City Central Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT)

We currently have several fantastic opportunities for experienced Mental Health Nurses to apply for Band 6 Community Psychiatry Nurse (CPN) posts in the City East CMHT and City Central CMHT.

The post holders will have a clinical case load and will be supported by the Multidisciplinary team in managing our client group.

The CMHT is part of secondary care mental health services providing assessments and treatment for adult service users, with complex mental health needs.

The teams are dynamic and constantly evolving to offer the best support and treatment to the patients that we serve. Be part of an exciting and truly multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Work alongside social workers, occupational therapist, psychiatrists, health care assistants and peer support workers all aiming to obtain the best recovery for our patients.

As part of the role, you will be supported to grow and develop in a manner and pace that you wish to. The health and wellbeing of our team members are promoted through supervision, flexible working, and other means to support you, the demands of the job and your home life.

Leicestershire Partnership Trust is significantly investing into training programmes for its employees and as such there are several avenues for career progression should you choose to utilise these opportunities.

For an informal chat or further information please contact Team Leader Iain Avis 07385950015

Main duties of the job

As a CPN you will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to achieve best mental health recovery for our patients.

You will be responsible for a caseload of patients of your own to support, guide and ultimately enable independence of the patients.

CPN's also conduct thorough assessments and complete clinical triages to support the team manage incoming referrals.

CPN's participate in the Duty Rota where you act as single point of contact for patient enquiries on the day.

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
  • Relevant profession qualification i.e. RMN, or equivalent. Experience in the delivery of psychosocial/psychologically informed treatments and or CBT approaches. Evidence of post basic training and development.
  • Participate in clinical/peer Audit.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in Mental health nursing.
  • Must have a qualification as an RMN.
  • Remains updated with regard to current nursing initiatives and practice for adults with mental health problems.
  • Effective problem solving, decision making and demonstrates high standard of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively assess and manage risk.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
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
St. Peters Health Centre

Sparkenhoe Street



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