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Band 6 Huntington's Disease Community Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-22-116089-MA1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
HD service
Leicester, Leicestershire
£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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced mental health nurse to join us as a Clinical Practitioner (Specialism) as part of LPT’s Huntington Disease Community Team, which sits under the Trust’s mental health service provision. The post is part time flexible permanent position at 15 hours a week. The service operates 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

This is perfect for a professional wanting to assume this level of autonomy in a senior role and be able to work part time. It is also worth noting that although this is a unique specialist area, we are invested in ensuring you will experience a enhanced induction and orientation to the service and time to shadow individual team members of all disciplines.

The Team

The HD Community Team is a multidisciplinary specialist care service, providing assessments and treatment packages for a range of service users from 16 to 65 and above, at all stages of Huntington’s disease from pre-symptomatic to end of life. The team also provides on-going support for those at risk of developing HD and their carers.

The team delivers care to a diverse population with a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, requiring travel across city and county locations and we also provide an advisory service to Northamptonshire which may require travelling on an infrequent basis.

The role will also provide the opportunity to link with local HD research initiatives, as well as the Leicestershire Genetic Screening Service and Neurology dept and the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at Leicester University. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work alongside members of the local research team who are assisting in the development/ application of new treatment options for Huntington’s disease.

Since this time we have developed our skills and knowledge and are able to offer a range of services and expertise in the community.

We believe that each person is a unique individual, whose mental health, physical health and psychological well-being cannot be treated in isolation, that each of these areas needs to be addressed, in terms of assessment, treatment, monitoring and regular review by multi-disciplinary staff who are trained, experienced and committed to provide the highest standards of care.

The Leicestershire Huntington’s Disease Community Team are a dedicated team consisting of:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Care Coordinator staff: 1 full time band 7, 2 full time band 6’s, 1 part time Band 6’s 0.4FTE
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • OT
  • Dietician

As you can see, we are a diverse team with a range of experience, so you’ll be in good hands when it comes to support with regular supervision. The role reports to the Band 7 HD Community Matron who will be your line manager.

Where you will be working?

You’ll be based at the Mill Lodge / Stewart House site in Narborough, Leicester.

Mill Lodge is our community inpatient 14 bed unit for people with Huntington’s disease. Patients have severe and enduring mental health needs and require complex care due to physical, psychiatric, behavioural, and psychological needs or rehabilitation. The community team is also based here.

Stewart House is a 30-bed rehabilitation inpatient unit also providing care for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness.

The Role

The role will involve maintaining a clinical case load and fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of a Care Coordinator. This will involve:

  • Working within the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health assessments, treatment programs and manage risk.
  • Liaising with HD research team
  • Involving patients and their carers in the delivery of evidence-based interventions / treatments.
  • Working with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Visiting people in their own homes and communities as well as assisting in clinics at the team bases and other community venues.
  • Delivering Huntington’s disease awareness training and facilitating carer’s forums.
  • There will also be opportunities to mentor nursing students who have placements within the team.

Our new colleague will:

  • Be a Mental Health, General or LD Nurse registered with the NMC.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of high-level nursing interventions & community assessment skills.
  • Hold excellent communication skills, strong sense of initiative and excellent team working ability.
  • Have a full UK driving license and can use a car for work purposes.

Next Steps

If you like what you’ve read, please apply online and we will be in touch. If you’d like to have an informal conversation to discuss the role further please contact Kevin Pearce on 07768 978 419 or email at or


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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