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Band 5 - Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104037-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Phoenix ward
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£25,655 - £31,534

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 5 - Staff Nurse

£25,655 - £31,534 (Full time)


Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion?

If so, look at the opportunity below.

Have you got what it takes to take on a new challenging role? Calling on all organised, reliable, and motivated Mental Health Nurses both newly qualified and experienced to join our team. We are looking for someone who is committed to providing high standards of care and will work with the clinical team to help us ‘Step up to Great’.

You should also be able to demonstrate an attitude that respects and values others, encouraging choice, collaboration, engagement and involvement from the patients and carers who use our services.

Phoenix Ward is a male low secure mental health ward. The ward has twelve male only inpatient beds providing specialist assessment, care and treatments to men aged 18 to 65 who have a diagnosis related to mental health problems and pose a risk of harm to self or others, and who are detained under the mental health act. The ward is part of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) based on the Glenfield hospital site.

We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the highest levels of patient care in a challenging but rewarding environment.

We are looking someone who is motivated to work in a service that offers involvement and empowerment for patients who are on their pathway to recovery.

We are looking for the following attributes in our staff:

  • Have a person-centred ethos, showing empathy and the desire to make a difference.
  • Can work effectively in a team ensuring consistency and continuity of care for patients.
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity.
  • Be flexible, adaptable, well organised, and able to manage workload and time effectively in line with the needs of the ward.
  • Have a desire to expand on your existing skills and knowledge and support organisational change.
  • Be able to build effective therapeutic relationships quickly with patients.
  • To build excellent relationships with other services and ensure effective admission and discharge plans.

This role will give you super grounding for your nursing career whether you are just starting out on your career pathway or if you are an experienced nurse. By applying for this role, we are confident you will be making a great decision for your career journey.

As a newly qualified nurse, you will be provided with a new innovative 8-week introduction and orientation to Forensic Low Secure. This will also entail working within a unique supernumerary capacity to promote learning.

You will receive:

  • Full training in all aspects of our service
  • Regular 1-1 supervision
  • Be part of a specialist team
  • Shadowing time with experienced qualified staff and MDT
  • protected time for self-directed study
  • Support with preceptorship (newly qualified)

This programme is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to assume responsibility for the day-to-day provision of care.

It will offer you a fantastic environment to learn from a wealth of expertise.

We will proactively nurture your talent and invest time to support your career development.

You will be joining a highly compassionate and rewarding area of Mental Health Nursing.

We welcome you to give us a call to arrange a visit for a look around. For more information, please contact our friendly team of staff who would be happy to help.

For more information about our roles, please contact:

Sakoon Kamanah (ward manager) Phoenix ward

Tel: 0116 2953049.

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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