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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2020.

Band 6 Unscheduled Care Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-82525-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Neville Centre, Leicester General Hospital

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.


Due to the retirement of 2 of our nurses, we have 2 vacancies within our team for Band 6 RMNs who have a passion to provide quality care to our patients.

Based at the Neville Centre at Leicester General Hospital and covering the whole of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area, this team has a double remit: to triage all the referrals into MHSOP, and to provide a timely mental health assessment and subsequent treatment for the referred patient.

The team is made up of a Service Lead and Band 6 RMNs, supported by the admin staff. The team is part of MHSOP community services and accesses medical support from the wider service.

We are currently engaged with our colleagues within the Mental Health Directorate of LPT in our strategy of Step Up To Great, as we seek to develop and transform mental health services. You will be a part of these new developments.

You will work alongside your RMN colleagues and the admin staff to receive and triage new referrals to MHSOP and to process them onwards to the appropriate service. You will also carry out holistic mental health assessments for those referrals where there is an immediate mental health need.

You will need sound clinical skills and the ability to focus on working with our patients, their family and carers to formulate a collaborative plan of care, liaising with other health and social care agencies where necessary.

The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team is essential.  A high standard of all forms of communication is essential.

We would like to hear from you if you feel you have the necessary skills to be part of our team. Please contact us for an informal chat or if you require further information.

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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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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