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Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our community mental health offer is undergoing a major transformation and the South Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team are searching for people with a range of skills and a passion to deliver great mental health services.

We want individuals working in our teams to demonstrate a commitment to a recovery approach and working collaboratively with the people who use our services. We are also looking for people who can develop relationships and work in an integrated way with a range of practitioners from outside of the NHS including; primary care, social care and the voluntary-community sector.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, and positive individuals with a commitment to working with recovery principles and interventions to join our busy team. The team environment is transformative and very supportive, and we always help each other out.

You will need to have experience of working with mental illness in either a community or inpatient setting, and the ability to manage your own diary and the demands of a caseload. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, carrying out duties autonomously and using your own initiative.

You will work as care co-ordinator for patients with a variety of mental health problems, providing high quality care in a community setting, promoting and ensuring recovery focused care and social inclusion. Working in partnership with services to aid the recovery of patients, both within LPT and the voluntary sector.

You will be involved in and chair regular Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings. These meetings allow you to use your clinical knowledge and expertise to support your colleagues. You will have opportunity to use your clinical assessment skills for new patients referred to the service, which will be discussed in the MDT for a team decision on the outcome.

You will be given a robust induction and will receive regular planned supervision, as well as ad hoc support when needed. You will be supported in developing your knowledge and skills with relevant training opportunities.

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
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate registration training and development in particular psychological interventions, CBT and decider skills.
  • Non-medical Prescriber or willing to work towards (those with NMC Registration only)
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs.

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
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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