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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-19-68583-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
City West CMHT
£30,401 to £37,267 NHS terms & conditions 2019

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.


Full time Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to apply for Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse post in the City West CMHT. The CMHT is part of the secondary care services, providing assessments and treatment packages for a range of service users aged 18-65 years, with complex mental health needs. The teams use CPA and Cluster Care Pathways with a focus on recovery.

There will be opportunities to develop and University Courses will be available, for example Non-Medical Prescribing.

The post holders will maintain a clinical case load, fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of a Care Coordinator. They will work effectively in the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health assessments, treatment programs and manage risk. This work will involve patients and their carers in the delivery of evidence based interventions/treatments, recovery focused work. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well as possessing good therapeutic and interpersonal skills. The post holder will be required to work autonomously as well as within the MDT and other settings.

You will visit people in their own homes and communities as well as running clinics at the team base and other community venues. The team serves the city area. You will have a strong sense of initiative, excellent team working ability and be an excellent communicator. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level nursing interventions and community assessment skills. Qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected. You will have experience of post-registration work, ideally with this client group.

We are a dynamic, supportive and experienced team who value clinical supervision alongside weekly group psychology supervision. In this forum we discuss complex cases, how to manage these and look at new initiatives in mental health.

You must be a qualified Mental Health Nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council/Professional Health Council. You must hold a full UK driving licence and be able to use a car for work purposes.

For further information please contact the Team Manager Marie Beeston or Team Leader Emma McCann, Tel: 0116 295 3322.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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