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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have a vacancy in the Stamford Older Adult CMHT and are seeking to recruit a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse/RGN/AHP with relevant experience in mental health or with a non mental health qulaification, but you are able to clearly demonstrate transferable skills. So, if you are looking to broaden your clinical experience and develop your career, we would love to receive your application.

The Team provides a service across Monday to Friday 9-5, offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with memory difficulties and for older adults experiencing mental health difficulties. The successful applicant will be providing high quality person-centred care to patients, families, and carers. Work as part of the MDT to ensure good patient outcomes and also working alongside Neighbourhood Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers.

Stamford CMHT's are involved in the Community Transformation roll out. Local Integrated Place Based Teams are established to support those patients with a step-up, step-down approach to ensure a smooth passage for patients through primary to secondary services at differing times of need, with a \no wrong door philosophy.

The team is based at the Stamfrod resource cntre and there is ample free staff parking available

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Mental Health Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

To act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet people's identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers' and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire.

Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work.

We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall.In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services. This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future.

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions.

We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence-based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the service catchment area whilst under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Main responsibilities of this role will be to triage, assess, and present assessments to the MDT for the diagnosis of Dementia. You will be supported/trained in delivering the diagnosis, and then the management of the case as appropriate to the individuals needs within the pathway and their own journey. You will liaise with system partners to support care delivery. You will be supporting patients whose disease progression results in distressing behaviours, and working with family, carers, and the MDT in supporting the care and treatment of this progression.

You will triage, assess, support and signpost patients presenting with a variety of mental health conditions, using all available skills within the team and those within the system to offer the patient the most suitable pathway to support recovery and wellbeing.

Person Specification



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both community/in-patient.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Skills and Competences


  • oSound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • oHighly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • oSound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Goverance principles.
  • oHighly developed communication skills
  • oDelegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate
  • oDemonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.
  • oHighly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • oAbility to work independently and collectively.



  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • Currently Registered Nurse
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • oMentorship Module (degree level)


  • Management training

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently across the county

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