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Band 5 - Looked After Children's Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120606-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£26,655 to £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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are currently recruiting full time 37.5 hrs)Band 5 post for the Looked after Children's team, to support our Looked After Child Programme, predominantly for those living in the Melton and Rutland area.

This is a great opportunity to support the needs of vulnerable children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.You will work with children and young people within the 3 local authorities in conjunction with families and care givers, to maximise their health potential and address their health inequalities. You will work closely with a Band 6 LAC Nurse in an identified geographical area, who will line manage you, however you will also support the wider LAC nursing team which will necessitate travel across LLR.

You will be responsible for assessing the health of this group of children and young people and implementing any necessary care pathways. You will be offered an induction period to ensure you feel competent to carry out the role, with ongoing training and support for your development.

As the ideal candidate you should have an understanding of LAC and the service we provide, you would need to be able to demonstrate a strong desire to improve the outcomes of these children and young people and demonstrate your understanding of the importance of working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary colleagues to achieve this, within your application and at interview.

You must understand the importance of safeguarding children, you will be responsible for attending or contributing to safeguarding meetings, case conferences, Looked After Children’s reviews, pathway planning meetings, professional meetings and strategy meetings, to support the delivery of service to meet their needs.

You will understand and demonstrate excellent record keeping, be able to work on your own initiative but be a strong team member, demonstrating a well organised and flexible approach to cover our core hours of 08.00 -17.30 pm hours. Management of change and conflicting caseload/workload priorities is key to success within this role.

Embracing our values of compassion, trust, respect and integrity, in return you will be supported by our FYPC service to develop your leadership and service improvement skills.

If you are interested and would like to find out some more information, then please contact:

Deborah Hockett (Clinical Team Leader)

Tel: 07825 865809


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.

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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