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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-84296-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
South Leicestershire CMHT/MHSOP
The Neville Centre, Leicester

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.



Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse for South Leicestershire CMHT

37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen within our South Leicestershire Community Mental Health Teams for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse. We are based at the Neville Centre near Leicester General Hospital.

If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced RMHN, with relevant post-registration experience, we would like you to join our friendly CMHT.

We provide a caring service to people over the age of 65 years who have complex organic and functional mental health needs and people under the age of 65 with early onset dementia.

Our specialist services have a locality focus within outpatients, CMHTs, Urgent Care Services and Inpatients, adopting a multi-disciplinary team approach.

The post holder will maintain a clinical case load, fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of a Care Coordinator. You 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 with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies. You will visit people in their own homes and communities as well as assisting in clinics at the team bases and other community venues.

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to high standards of patient care. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential plus the ability to work alone and as part of a wider team.

You will engage in a regular clinical/managerial supervision, annual appraisal and you will lead and participate in the development of staff through their appraisal and clinical supervision.

The Team has close working partnerships with Social Services, the voluntary sector and the Primary Care Trusts.

A full driving licence is essential and a car-leasing or salary sacrifice scheme is in available subject to meeting the acceptance criteria.

For further information please contact:

Maarit Kiiski, Service Lead 0116 2953150

Julie Sherwin Deputy Service Lead 0116 2953150


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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