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Band 7 Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-85027-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS - Westcotes House
£38,890 / £40,894 / £41,723 / £44,503

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.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

We are seeking a senior Community Psychiatric Nurse to work in a strong multi-disciplinary setting delivering a service for young people and their carers / parents in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Leicestershire. The post-holder will manage a defined caseload as a Nurse Practitioner, providing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for children and young people who fall within the remit of the Young People’s Team, with a particular focus on those young people known to Youth Offending Services.

The Young People’s Team is one of the specialist tier 3 teams based within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, for children and young people deemed to be at high risk of developing mental health disorders; serving Children and young people living in Local Authority Care, Adopted Children, Homeless children and young people known to the Youth Offending Services.

The post holder will be a senior clinical link to the Youth offending service and, as such will have clinical responsibility for service delivery, development and evaluation of this area of service. This will include working closely with Youth Justice, senior service and operational managers as well as front line staff within the youth offending services, providing advice, consultation and training, development of clear care pathways and ensuring delivery of high quality mental health care in line with national and local drivers.

The post holder should be an experienced community psychiatric nurse with proven skills in working within the criminal justice system.

The Young People’s Team is multi-disciplinary, currently based at Westcotes House and receives referrals of young people up to the age of 18 years and covers the entire spectrum of mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. The team is well established and can provide good levels of supervision and a personal development programme to help achieve further relevant training targets.

We are a large multi-disciplinary service of over 180 professional staff serving a general population of nearly 1 million. Our CAMHS service is comprehensive and in addition to two outpatient teams has specialist teams including The Young People’s Team, specialist eating disorder service, inpatient adolescent services, learning disabilities, primary mental health services and paediatric psychology.

We strongly encourage research and post qualification training and have good links with the department of Clinical Psychology of Leicester University and the Greenwood Institute of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry that is situated at our main site. We are well resourced for equipment and clinical resources.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and a car driver/owner

Enquiries should be made to Dr Jeanette Bowlay-Williams, Clinical Team Lead on 0116 295 2998.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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