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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have an interest in working with people with dementia? Are you interested in working with other health care professionals from different organizations in a community setting? Would you want to be at the forefront of a new service aiming to provide wrap around care in a newly commissioned bed base? If so then this may be the opportunity for you to make a positive difference.

This is an exciting dynamic service that has been designed to meet the needs of older people with Dementia and we are looking to recruit individuals who have the passion, skills and experience to work with older people who have a Dementia.

We are keen to recruit into the following position

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse at Band 6

The is a 10 bedded unit for people who following discharge from hospital would present with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and require 24 hour care, you will work in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Healthcare.

The role of successful candidates will be to support staff who works permanently within the unit, providing support, advice and a range of person centred interventions based to meet the individualised needs of the person with dementia.

The team will operate alongside our trust care homes service under the same operating model with defined tasks, roles and responsibilities. We strongly recommend contacting the service prior to making an application.

Main duties of the job

The post would require you to support our partner organisations within a mental health specialist team using skills from your professional background. Mental health assessment, care planning and interventions will be core to your care coordinator role as well as partnership working and effective communication with family/carers. You will be required to arrange and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings and care programme approach meetings. You may role model or advise approaches to our partner organisations that help service users maintain good wellbeing and encourage meaningful activity as part of your role.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities



  • Take responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment that positively encourages the active involvement of service users and carer in all aspects of care delivery and evaluation.
  • Ensure all referrers and involved agencies are kept fully informed of care plans, reviews and changes in treatment or circumstance
  • To work as an integrated member of the clinical team, participating in all aspects of day to day service provision including initial assessment into services and all aspects of assessment, care planning, treatment and evaluation of the care for service users

To identify and prioritise Mental health nursing and team issues in conjunction with CTM/Clinical Lead and negotiate solutions.

Person Specification




  • Relevant Core Professional Qualification - i.e., RN (Mental Health)




  • Experience of working with older adults with mental health problems and Dementia




  • Ability to work as a member of the MDT and a positive approach to team working
  • Car driver


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