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Band 6 – Mental Health Nurse- Memory Service

Job Reference: 313-A-21-101941-SG

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
MHSOP, Evington Centre
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£31,365 to £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.


Mental Health Nurse Band 6 – Memory Service

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

12 Months Fixed Term Contract

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 RMN to join the Memory service on a 12-month fixed term contract. The successful candidate can be based at either the Evington/Neville Centres at Leicester General Hospital or the Bennion Centre at Glenfield Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, skilled, and competent mental health nurses who have an interest in the care of older adults. The post holder will be responsible for carrying out specialist mental health assessments for individuals with memory impairment, imparting diagnosis and commencing treatment where appropriate.

The service operates within out-patient clinic settings, care homes and clients’ own homes across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. The successful candidates will join an established team of Band 6 Memory Service Nurses, specialist Memory Service Psychiatrists and dedicated admin staff. You will demonstrate flexibility and commitment to high standards of patient care. In addition, also demonstrate good assessment and communications skills and the ability to work sensitively both autonomously and as part of a team.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled RMNs registered with the NMC. Possession of a Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) qualification is desirable but not essential. The team has close partnerships with the wider MHSOP community, Social Services, and the voluntary sector to ensure the patient experience is maximised.

We have a strong commitment to supervisory training and professional development and the post holders will receive full support and supervision to enable the assessment, delivery of diagnosis and treatment options.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post.

For an informal chat, further information, or to arrange to visit one of our sites, please contact: Barathan Manicassamy, Memory Service Lead on 07717 867405.

 




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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