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Band 6 - Deputy Ward Sister

Job Reference: 313-A-21-101750-HD

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
The Beacon CAMHS
Location:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Salary:
£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 - Deputy Ward Sister

Full time - £31,365 - £37,890

Does making a difference to the lives of patients motivate and inspire you?

Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

Be part of something amazing

In Autumn 2020, our Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)’ inpatient provision was expanded and updated by opening a brand new, purpose-built 15-bed facility, ‘The Beacon’, on the Glenfield Hospital site on the outskirts of Leicester City. The Beacon is located alongside other mental health inpatient facilities run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and offers inpatient mental health care to young people aged 13 – 18 suffering from acute mental health difficulties, including eating disorders.

We are looking for a motivated, proactive, enthusiastic, and caring professional with clinical leadership skills to be part of our well established multi-disciplinary team. As part of the role, you will be involved in the ongoing development of the pathways used within the service and will be responsible for leading the team in assessing, planning, and implementing evidence-based care to service users. You will role model and support the running of shifts, coordinating and delegating nursing duties to the nursing team. Whilst working on the ward, you will be expected to work shifts covering 7 days a week, including early, late and night shifts.

We are looking to attract candidates with great leadership qualities, providing professional leadership and development to their team. Acting as an effective role model and demonstrating personal commitment to continuous support of the Ward Sister in improvements, taking responsibility for the leadership and supervision of the team.

To meet the needs of the new unit, we will offer training to ensure staff are skilled to the highest standards a with a focus on specialist interest areas. We are also able to offer a rolling monthly training programme for all staff.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health expertise and experience is desirable, but NOT essential, as we recognize that equivalent skills and experience in adult mental health, LD and physical health are easily transferable. In addition, as outlined above, we offer opportunities to enhance your existing skills and learn new ones.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Paul Howley. paul.howley@leicspart.nhs.uk




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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