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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-82895-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Heather Ward Bradgate Unit

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.

At Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit nurses based on the qualifications and experience they can offer, but also on their ability to demonstrate that they possess the same core values as our organisation: Compassion, Respect, Trust and Integrity. It is an exciting time to join Leicestershire Partnership Trust as we transform our Mental Health Services through the Step Up to Great - Mental Health.

We will also pay your NMC PIN monthly for at least the first year in this Band 5 role.

We have an opportunity for individuals to join our team working on our female only Heather Ward at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit. Heather Ward provides care to vulnerable ladies within the Community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland experiencing mental health difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, psychosis, personality disorders and substance misuse. The client group will include some individuals who are likely to present with volatile and challenging behaviours.

The Ward works closely alongside the multidisciplinary team sharing innovative ideas enhancing the patient experience. Staff and patients work collaboratively in co-producing their recovery plans to ensure their transition back in to the Community is supported by the care team. Heather Ward works cohesively in their approach to providing patient care and positive outcomes for both staff and patients. The staff team are passionate about creating high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all.

Working in an all-female environment can at times be challenging but equally as rewarding, staff management of the complex needs of our patient group is supported through the work with the onward psychological therapist. They provide reflective practice and psychoeducation groups to equip the staff with the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to ensure they are competent to manage the complexities within an all female environment. As well as the support through the psychological group staff also receive clinical and safeguarding supervision which is provided by the leadership team on the Ward on a monthly basis.

Heather Ward has a wealth of occupational based therapies offering a range of recovery focused therapeutic activities supporting the patient’s journey to recovery. There is also the opportunity for staff to engage in the health and wellbeing sessions provided by the onward therapeutic liaison worker and staff within the unit.

We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who are able to work rotational shifts.

If you think that you would like to be involved in this rewarding service and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Olivia Adams 0116 225 2558

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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