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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 351-MH749(C)-PN

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Dementia Assessment Unit for Older Adults
Dane Garth at Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

We are looking for a Band 5 Registered Nurses to be part of our Inpatient Dementia Assessment team and this is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in person centred holistic care at the Ramsay Unit which is a purpose built, Dementia Assessment Unit for 15 older adults based at Dane Garth, Furness General Hospital.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, utilising the skills and experience in Mental health, Physical health, or Occupational Therapy. The available posts are Band 5 and we are looking for motivated staff to be part of our award winning team. Being able to communicate effectively with both patients and staff is essential as you will be responsible for providing information and support to relatives/carers and co-ordinate links into other services. You are required to provide a safe therapeutic environment that promotes the individual daily living skills, and maintains the individual’s independence as long as possible through therapeutic occupational needs and Wellbeing.

Depending on experience and qualification the post will also entails taking responsibility as shift leader of the ward and nurse in charge; this will also include managing a team within the named nurse model and all aspects regarding the delivery of care. The unit can be very busy that requires individuals to often work under pressure with accuracy to manage the complex needs of individuals with challenging behaviours due to emotion, psychological and/or physical need. The position requires you may be required to work night duty on a rotational basis,

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a future development within Memory Matters and Later Life services. We aim to inspire and empower staff through person centred leadership to undergo significant change within a clinical environment to develop a “Nurse Led unit” (principally managed and run by nurses) with a very strong confident motivated team which includes Nurse Consultant, Psychologist, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Wellbeing Practitioner, Assistant Practitioners, Health Care Assistant and Admin Staff.

The Trust will provide a preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates. It is important that applicants log in to the website and check their Trac account on a regular basis to read and respond to any emails they may have received. If you do not have regular access to email/internet please advise the team of suitable contact details.

As part of our plans to strengthen the quality of mental health, learning disability and CAMHS services we are able to offer to patients in Cumbria, those services currently managed by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be transferring to Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT) on 1st October 2019.

All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lindsay Brown on 01229 408000 or email

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the DBService Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to LSCFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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