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Band 5 Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN) Mental Health Services for Older Persons

Job Description

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disabilities and community health services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Band 5 Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN) Mental Health Services for Older Persons

We are recruiting for staff nurses RMN, RGN and LDRN who will thrive on working in an inpatient environment within Mental Health Services for Older Persons.

We recognize that many of our elderly patients have combined mental and physical health needs and welcome applicants from either a mental or physical health nursing background You will bring a sound preparation in mental health or general nursing and a willingness to grow and develop with the team.

Students are a key part of our team and you will provide mentorship to learners on the ward. You will have a clear understanding of clinical supervision and participate in reflective practice groups with team members. You will show a keen interest in developing your skills and knowledge in the inpatient environment as an effective member of the inpatient care team. The role will include working as the Named Nurse for individual patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, and participate in clinical team review meetings.

All candidates must be computer literate and have a firm understanding of information governance. If you think you have the right skills to offer us at this exciting time then we would very much like to hear from you. You will need to be able to work a rotating shift pattern to cover our 24 hour 7 day a week service.

We support you with your personal development and training needs and offer opportunities to rotate between organic and functional wards. You will be encouraged to take part in group and individual activities in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist and nursing colleagues. Your role will include working with carers and families to provide support during the acute admission phase.

The service has recently undergone significant remodelling to offer improved clinical leadership on the wards to aid learning and support to employees by increasing the numbers of qualified staff per shift. The new service will include increased numbers of Staff Nurses, and Deputy Ward Managers, in addition to a Ward Manager and Matron. Each ward will also benefit from the experience of dedicated Ward Consultants. It is an exciting time to join our evolving Mental Health Services for Older People.

We want to recruit Staff Nurses who can demonstrate Care, Compassion, Commitment, Courage, Competence and Communication and who can deliver quality care encompassing the principles of Person Centered Planning and enable our patients to live the life that they would choose for themselves.

For further information please contact Zayad Saumtally (Inpatient Matron) on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) 

We offer a generous benefits package which includes for our substantive staff:

  • Annual Leave— 27-33 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • Up to 143% employer contribution to your pension
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Recognition schemes
  • Discount offers

Further details of these benefits and other important information about the application process and working for us is contained in the documents linked to the right of our advert. Staff on other types of contract can access some of the above- please check you understand what is available in the role you are applying to.

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

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 (BME) 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. The Trust will meet the initial cost, and it will then be deducted from the individual’s 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 community, and meet the 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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