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Band 6 Memory Clinic Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86442-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
MHSOP, Evington Centre
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

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.

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Mental Health Nurse Band 6, Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

We have both full and part-time vacancies within our Memory Service for Band 6 Mental Health Nurses. The posts are available at both our sites - The Evington / Neville Centres at Leicester General Hospital, and The Bennion Centre at Glenfield Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, skilled and competent mental health nurses who have an interest in the care of older adults. The post holder will be responsible for carrying out specialist mental health assessments for individuals with memory impairment, imparting diagnosis and commencing treatment where appropriate.

The service operates within out-patient clinic settings, care homes and clients’ own homes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The successful candidates will join an established team of Band 6 Memory Service Nurses, specialist Memory Service Psychiatrists and dedicated admin staff. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and commitment to high standards of patient care. You should also demonstrate good assessment and communications skills and the ability to work sensitively both autonomously and as part of a team.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled RMNs registered with the NMC. Possession of a Non Medical Prescribing (NMP) qualification or a willingness to work towards this is desirable but not essential. The team has close partnerships with the wider MHSOP community, Social Services and the voluntary sector to ensure the patient experience is maximised.

We have a strong commitment to supervisory training and professional development and the post holders will receive full support and supervision to enable the assessment, delivery of diagnosis and treatment options.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post and a car-leasing scheme is in operation.

For an informal chat, further information, or to arrange to visit one of our sites, please contact: Barathan Manicassamy, Memory Service Lead on 07717867405.

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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