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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/03/2021.

Band 6 RMN Community Nurse MHSOP In Reach Team

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92028-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Neville Centre

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 one of our nurses , we have a vacancy within our team for a Band 6 RMN offering a permanent 22.5 hours per week post with the Mental Health Services for Older People IN - Reach Team.

If you are enthusiastic , motivated and experienced RMN with relevant post -registration experience , we would like you to join our friendly Team based at the Neville Centre Leicester General Hospital Site, currently a Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00 service.

The team is supported by a Band 7 Service Lead and consists of Band 6 Nurses, Occupational Therapists , Psychiatrists, Healthcare Assistants, Speech and Language Therapist including our Admin staff.

We work in a multi-disciplinary way to respond to the needs of our patients: our care home patients have Dementia which is leading to challenges in care delivery , while our Community Hospital patients are experiencing mental health ill health which is impacting on their physical recovery.

We are based at the Neville Centre at Leicester General Hospital Site, the team takes referrals from Leicester City , Leicestershire and Rutland.

As a band 6 Nurse , you will be required to:

*Carry out an initial specialist mental health assessment , including clinical risk assessment , to provide mental health specialist support to manage patients within their current environment and reduce the need for admission form care homes and Community Hospital to a psychiatric inpatient beds.

*Participate in triaging referrals coming to the team , while full filling the role of Duty Nurse at he the base on a rota system.

*To support care home and community hospital staff to recognise , prevent and manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia more effectively.

A full driving licence is essential and a car-leasing scheme is in operation. If you currently have a lease car through another NHS employer it may be possible to transfer the agreement over.

If this post is of interest and you would like to be part of our team, please take a look at the attached job Description and Person Specification.

For further information or if you wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Dan Seewoodharry, Service Lead at dan .seewoodharry @leicspart or call 01162956887 mob 07795354991

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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