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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/04/2020.

Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 351-MH938-PN-C

Employer:
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Bed Management Team and Service
Location:
Leyland Business Park, Leyland
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.


A brilliant developmental and influential opportunity has now arisen within the Bed Management Team and Service.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Practitioner to join the Trust’s Bed Management Team. The post holder will be based at Leyland Business Park, Leyland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated registered Mental Health Nurse with a desire to optimise patient flow and discharge pathways, working closely with multi-disciplinary colleagues; there is a requirement for clinical experience in the acute mental health settings with a desire to improve the patient experience and journey.

The successful candidate must display a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgement and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with service users, their relatives, colleagues and other key stakeholders. The successful candidate will additionally be required to provide comprehensive, professional, operational, effective leadership and managerial support to the Bed Management Team; whilst being supported by the Clinical Team Manager.

The post holder will be required to work independently using initiative, and applying a high degree of confidentiality to all of their work. They must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organise their own work in meeting deadlines in order for the smooth operation of Bed Management service.

You will also work closely with the Clinical Team Manager of the Bed Management Team and will be deputising for them at times ensuring a seamless service is delivered to patients across specialties ensuring optimum bed capacity and that resources are deployed to meet the challenges faced with patient flow. The understanding and processing of clinical information to aid decision making is vital for rapid, safe and appropriate patient moves.

This is the perfect opportunity for those who are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference to our patients’ health care and Trust’s patient flow and Bed Management service. The service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £46. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates. It is important that applicants log in to the website and check their Trac account on a regular basis to read and respond to any emails they may have received. If you do not have regular access to email/internet please advise the team of suitable contact details.

All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clinical Bed Team Manager, Simon Blundell 07974 248 771

or email: simon.blundell@lancashirecare.nhs.uk




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Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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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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