PICU staff nurse / Band 5

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Its an exciting time to join LPT as we are at the start of a five-year transformation journey to ensure we provide excellent services for patients with mental ill health and support people towards recovery and resilience. As an employer we can offer you a range of benefits including:-

  • Payment of your Professional Registration costs in the first year
  • Access to a free bus run by another NHS Trust Monday to Friday day time along a route connecting the 3 main Leicester hospitals and free parking on site
  • Mentorship and career development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements including long days, annualised hours and flexible retirement options
  • Support to return to practice
  • Newly qualified Nurse will participate in our preceptorship scheme

  • In return we ask that you are dedicated to providing quality patient-centred care and can demonstrate an understanding of clinical procedures including the Care Plan Approach and risk assessment.

    We believe all our staff can develop leadership qualities and if you can demonstrate yours there will be opportunities to nurture and develop them.

    Belvoir ward a male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).Admits Males who are posing risks that cannot be safely managed on an open ward within LPT. Typically, our admissions will be short term and patients will be transferred back to an acute ward to continue with their recovery.

Main duties of the job

We hope to give patients a positive experience of being in hospital whilst focusing on risk management and providing a safe environment.

People wishing to join the team should be motivated to work in a service that offers involvement and empowerment for patients who have an acutely severe mental illness. The ward will encourage all patients to have a voice in how the ward works and in their own individual care pathway.

We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the highest levels of patient care in a challenging but rewarding environment.

We are looking for the following attributes in our staff:

  • Have a person-centred ethos, showing empathy and the desire to make a difference.
  • Can work effectively in a team ensuring consistency and continuity of care for patients.
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity.
  • Be flexible, adaptable, well organised, and able to manage workload and time effectively in line with the needs of the ward.
  • Have a desire to expand on your existing skills and knowledge and support organisational change.
  • Be able to build effective therapeutic relationships quickly with patients.
  • To build excellent relationships with other services and ensure effective admission and discharge plans.

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 Nurse Level 1 Evidence of continuing professional development within the last 12 months. Hold/be working towards an NMC approved mentoring qualification or have a planned start date for this.
  • UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in providing patient centre nursing care and patient education.
  • Six months post registration.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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