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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2021.

Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96179-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Westcotes House

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.

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity within the Young People’s Team for a Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse.

This post is for 30 hours per week, between Monday - Friday.

The Young People’s team is a specialist mental health team that work with Looked After children, asylum seekers in care, children who are adopted, young people who are involved with the youth offending services and also homeless children and young people.

The aims and objectives of the service are to provide a specialist mental health assessment, formulation and intervention service for children and young people deemed to be at high risk of mental health difficulties due to adverse childhood experiences, difficult social circumstances and/ or social disadvantage. The Young people’s team aims to provide fast access to a specialist mental health service with expertise in trauma informed practice.

We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions and trauma informed practice, including, working individually with children, their families and carers and their support networks (education and social care) We also offer psycho-education groups to young people, their carers’ and professionals.

The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for working with young people and their support networks; they must be an organised individual who is able to manage their own time well whilst holding an individual caseload within the community. The successful candidate will be well supported by an experienced multidisciplinary team and joint working is encouraged and expected within the role.

The post will involve organising and running a medication monitoring clinic for young people who are open to the service and taking medication for ADHD, knowledge around the medications used for managing ADHD in children is desirable but not essential as full training will be offered.

For informal discussion about the role please contact Kay Lord (Clinical Team leader) 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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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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