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Band 6 Deputy Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-82194-EE

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Evington Centre / Bennion Centre
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£31,365/£33,176/£33,779/£37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


We recognise that many of our elderly patients have combined mental and physical health needs and welcome applicants from either a mental health, physical health or learning disability nursing background.

  • Students are a key part of our team and you will provide mentorship to learners on the ward.

  • You will have a clear understanding of clinical supervision and participate in reflective practice groups with team members.

  • You will show a keen interest in developing your skills and knowledge in the inpatient environment as an effective member of the inpatient care team.

  • The role will include working as the Named Nurse for individual patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, and participate in clinical team review meetings.

  • All candidates must be computer literate and have a firm understanding of information governance.

    If you think you have the right skills to offer us at this exciting time then we would very much like to hear from you. You will need to be able to work a rotating shift pattern to cover our 24 hour 7 day a week service.

    We support you with your personal development and training needs and offer opportunities to rotate between organic and functional wards. You will be encouraged to take part in group and individual activities in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist and nursing colleagues. Your role will include working with carers and families to provide support during the acute admission phase.

    You should have excellent communications skills and the ability to work alone and as part of a team. We are proud of our multi-disciplinary team approach, providing holistic mental and physical healthcare. We have a strong commitment to supervision, training and regular appraisal, from which you will benefit.

    In order to be considered for this post - you will have already gained experience in mental health nursing within an acute setting (in-patient, crisis team) and have robust and sound clinical assessment and decision-making skills including the ability to prioritize your workload whilst maintaining a degree of flexibility to accommodate competing demands of the service when they arise.

    You will have an up-to-date knowledge of national and local policies. Furthermore the ability to meet local Trust targets in relation to quick response times is essential. The post requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to work in a dynamic and busy environment. As always, we expect decision-making to be made in collaboration with our service users and carers with a view to facilitating treatment in the least restrictive environment.

     

     




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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