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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/10/2021.

Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse Band 6

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104499-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
LD In-patents
£32,306 - £39,027

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.

Agnes Unit Learning Disabilities Inpatients

Deputy ward sister / charge nurse (Band 6) - WTE 37.5hrs

An exciting opportunity has come available at the Agnes Unit and LD Short Breaks Services (learning disabilities inpatient services) for deputy ward sisters / deputy charge nurses.

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

The Agnes Unit is a 12 bedded, assessment and treatment inpatient unit for people with learning disabilities aged 18 and over who have mental health problems, pervasive developmental disorders and challenging behaviour.

LD Health care short break homes cater for individuals with Learning Disabilities, identified health care needs and additional physical disability. The home provides 24 hour respite care for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability and Challenging Behaviour & Autism.

We are looking for some highly experienced, registered RNLD / RMN with strong clinical and managerial backgrounds, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and motivation to provide visible leadership within the LD In-patient units. The post holder will be an experienced band 5 or 6 nurse who can demonstrate that they have a range of transferable skills that will benefit the delivery of high standards of care and enrich the MDT.

The role involves supporting the nursing team to deliver packages of care to a diverse group of people with complex needs. You will need to be able to display a positive attitude and have the ability to challenge positively where necessary.

The successful candidate will also need to be flexible and adaptable in order to work effectively in a challenging environment and fully contribute to our LD Quality Improvement Programme. The role will involve working closely with Band 7s and the team manager to ensure that performance standards and best practice are achieved.

Training and support will be offered to the right applicants, and this is an excellent opportunity for skill development in a continuously changing and dynamic environment.

For further details / informal visits contact: John Barnes or Judith Pither on 0116 2954007. Or via email or .

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.

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