Acute Care Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Acute Care Nurse.

We are looking for an empathetic and enthusiastic individual with a passion for working in acute female inpatient services. This vital role involves interacting with the patients on a daily basis and helping them meet their daily needs.In addition, the job entails being on the front line of monitoring patients mental state in order to report this to registered nursing colleagues

The post is for full-time working, which requires working on a rota-based system with rotational nights and bank holidays also a requirement. Previous experience is desirable but not mandatory, as a full induction to the service, complete with all mandatory training, will be given to the successful applicant.

Once established in post further opportunities for additional training and career progression can be offered. Excellent renumeration package under Agenda for change including NHS pension and annual leave provision.

Main duties of the job

To be part of an integrated health/social care team providing inpatient care for service users suffering from serious and enduring mental illness. Offering nursing interventions in a wide variety of clinical, therapeutic and social forms with the aim of promoting mental health well being, self autonomy and independence. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, in liaison with the care team in the capacity of a mental health

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


Provide therapeutic interpersonal skills when engaging with a client.

Perform nursing assessments of a clients personal needs using relevant skills and assessment tools.

Implement a range of clinical skills in the assessment client risk.

Construct client care plans and risk management plans based on their assessed needs.

Perform nursing interventions advocated within the clients care plan.

Recognise the contribution of others in the provision of client care.

Involve clients and/or carers in the care panning and care delivery in a compassionate and appropriate manner which considers their diverse needs.

Maintain the welfare and safety of clients and protect them from any form of abuse in accordance with safeguarding guidance.

Monitor the impact and effectiveness of nursing care delivered and revise care plans as appropriate.

Demonstrate a knowledge of information governance and the need to protect patient confidential information.

Make and maintain accurate records of nursing care in accordance with Professional (NMC) guidance and Trust policy.

Demonstrate problem solving skills by identifying solutions in routine clinical issues.

Participate in regular clinical supervision.

Identify nursing skills which are transferable between client groups.


Demonstrate an ability to lead, support and develop junior staff.

Work in partnership with multi-professional colleagues or agencies.

Participate in service developments which have impact on staff/services.

Contribute to innovation and new ways of working

Take part and implement local audit and research activities were appropriate.

Implement risk management strategies to ensure the provision of high quality care to all clients.

Formulate appropriate clinical opinion based on clear rationale and understanding, national standards (NICE) and evidence based practice..

Apply reflective practice to develop and improve leadership skills.

Maintain a professional role to model appropriate leadership behaviours within a team.

Practice Development and Research

Apply knowledge and understanding of existing practice development structure within the organisation.

Consider the impact and influence of their practice upon clients and others

Understand their own role and identify their unique contribution to the ongoing development of nursing practice.

Demonstrate professional standards in the delivery of their nursing practice.

Understand how nursing sits within the organisations clinical governance framework.

Challenge service development, professional and organisational boundaries as new and emerging developing practice is recognised.

Develop their practice where existing evidence and theory demonstrate new ways of working

Identify sources of evidence linked to improving client health and social care.

Demonstrate the ability to critique research base which may influence practice.

Be able to evaluate own nursing practice in line with current evidence/value based practice.

Use a variety of feedback mechanisms to improve own nursing care.

Education, Training and Personal Development

Identify personal educational needs which consolidate own learning from point of registration.

Apply the principles of reflective practice to enhance performance and contribute to ongoing learning.

Identify additional knowledge and skills to perform existing and emerging role.

Produce a personal development plan which strengthens their competence to deliver safe nursing practice reflecting current job requirements.

Complete mentor training in accordance with the assessment and learning in practice standard

(NMC) and fulfil the appropriate responsibilities to support learners in practice

Person Specification



  • RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice



  • Relevant experience of working with mental health needs
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Government principles
  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilist demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of some information and barriers to effective communication whilst being considerate of client confidentiality.

Skills & Competences


  • Sound clinical reasoning skills.
  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes
  • Ability to work independently and collectively

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