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Band 7 Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-19-77675-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Bradgate Unit

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for individuals to join the team at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit as a Band 7 Ward Sister/Charge Nurse. This is an excellent opportunity to experience operational and clinical management within an acute care setting managing an acute mental health ward.

The post holders will have previous experience of working within an inpatient mental health facility. They will have expert knowledge of psychiatric conditions; have complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded scope of practice with experience of managing a team at band 6 level. Utilising advanced nursing skills, the post holder will offer advice and interventions for people with mental health difficulties that have been gained within previous experience. The post holder will work collaboratively and co-operatively with clinical colleagues to develop services and ensure a high quality of care delivery.

As Ward Sister/Charge Nurse you will be a role model and provide mentorship to your team providing clinical leadership and operational management. We are seeking a highly motivated individual, someone who can manage and empower their team to strive for delivering high level person centred care, who has a passion for working collaboratively with integrated multi-professional teams.

This is an exciting time to join LPT as we STEP up to GREAT, delivering high standards of care and through the all age transformation programme we will see a change in the way in which our services are delivered. Thinking about the environments we will care for our patients in, as the post holder you will be part of the conversations and decision making for the future of our inpatient services.

At LPT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Louise Short 0116 225 2753

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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