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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2021.

Band 5 Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92238-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Bennion Centre
Band 5

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.

Families, Young People and Children’s Services - Eating Disorders Service

Staff Nurse - RMN/RN/RNLD/RNC


The Eating Disorders Service is a well-established secondary service with an excellent international reputation. There is a large outpatient service and an inpatient unit which offers an intensive care programme for weight restoration, including a Day Programme, for patients across the East Midlands region with low weight Anorexia Nervosa. We are seeking to recruit Band 5 nurses, qualified as either RMN, RN, RNLD or RNC for our adult inpatient unit based at Langley Ward in the Bennion Centre on the Glenfield General Hospital Site. Patients referred for inpatient treatment are at a very low weight and have a high degree of physical and psychiatric co-morbidity. Experience of working with patients with eating disorders is desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.

The post holder would be required to contribute to the smooth operational running of the ward and to deliver all aspects of the intensive care programme for patients with anorexia nervosa, at various stages of their recovery. This would include supervision of meals, assisting patients with meal planning, and providing emotional support with management of weight and eating difficulties. The post holder would be required to effectively manage physical and psychiatric risk associated with this patient group. The post holder would also be required to participate in the provision of group activities in the Day Programme, alongside our Occupational Therapy team, that is based in the unit. We facilitate a number of psychological groups such as CBT, Interpersonal Effectiveness Training, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Body Wise, to name but a few. We also offer practical interventions such as meal cookery, breakfast group, sandwich making and baking group.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and reliable person, with good interpersonal and team working skills. We are looking for individuals who are willing to develop a range of skills in a challenging yet rewarding role, including an ability to hold a boundary, to enable the patient to resist their eating disorder behaviours and work towards recovery. We always strive to provide exceptional care to our patients, so are looking for staff who work towards high professional standards and who always act in line with our Trust values of care, compassion, integrity and trust. The post holder would be required to work within our multi-disciplinary team, including consultant psychiatrists and therapists.

The post holder would be provided with in service training and supervision.

The post holder would be required to work shifts on internal rotation which are early shift 07:30 until 15:30 Late shift 13:30 until 21:30 and the night shift 21:15 until 07:45. We may able to be flexible with the shift pattern on request.

The post is subject to Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

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For further information please contact: Maureen Williams, Ward Manager on 0116 2951474.


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.

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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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