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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/05/2021.

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94046-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£31,365 - £37, 890

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 FCPN

37.5 hrs Mon-Fri 9-5

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our progressive team as a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse working in the Leicestershire Forensic Community Mental Health Team (FCMHT). This post is based mainly at the Herschel Prins Centre, Glenfield Hospital, covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The FCMHT is part of the tertiary care services, providing assessments and treatment packages for a range of forensic clients aged 16-65 years, with complex mental health needs. These may include: Bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and some learning needs. All clients will have been identified as posing a risk to others and there is an emphasis on managing risk. The team use CPA process and HCR20 assessments with a focus on recovery.

The post holder will maintain a clinical case load, fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of a Community Psychiatric Nurse and Care Coordinator. They will work effectively in the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health assessments, treatment programmes and manage risk. This work will involve the client and their carers in the delivery of evidence based interventions/treatments, recovery focussed work.

The post holder will be expected to have high standards of written and verbal communication. Requirements: RMN Degree or Diploma in Mental Health. You will be required to hold a full driving licence and have the use of a car to fulfil the requirements of the post. You will be required to use IT equipment on a daily basis.

We offer Clinical Supervision, Personal Development Plans, and in-house training to enhance your skills, learning and development needs. We provide guidance and support to you in this role.

If you would like to know more please contact Melita Wood via email at



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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