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B6 Senior Mental Health Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Maple Lodge is a purpose built 15 bed rehabilitation unit within the Boston area for people with enduring mental health problems and complex needs. Both informal and detained patients.

We support people recover to their optimum following a period of mental ill health, we support individuals to improve their quality of life. We work with people to manage their long-term mental health conditions to enable them to live well in their communities.

You will have the opportunity to participate and maintain high quality care within the ward environment to work alongside service users to aid in their recovery and transition back to independence.

We provide intervention for both men and women with severe and enduring mental ill-health in an open environment within the community to support their ongoing recovery and social integration/ inclusion needs.

The successful applicant will ideally have two years post registration experience and a particular interest and passion of working with adult service users who have a mental health diagnosis. You will work in conjunction with other team members, role modelling high quality care, leadership skills, lead on quality improvements.

This is a full-time position with a hybrid of management days as well as allocation of clinical facing shifts across a 7-day provision 356 days a year. It is essential that the successful candidate is able to work flexible shifts patterns that include nights, weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

To be clinical leader of the nursing team providing care for people with severe mental illness and mental health problems

To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible and responsive acute nursing service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.

To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health needs, within agreed limitations.

Patterns of working will be by arrangement and may include evenings, weekends, bank holidays and on call responsibilities

Provides management supervision to Band 5's

To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the Ward Manager

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


Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of treatment and care to clients.

Be accountable for own personal clinical caseload using resources as appropriate.

Select appropriate assessment tools for assessing specific client needs and risks.

Demonstrate sound clinical decision-making skills that are in the interests of the client.

Provide skilled clinical supervision to others.

Apply health enhancing skills in a wider group/community setting.

Apply self awareness to reflections on their nursing practice


Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.

Identify areas of nursing practice requiring development and improvement.

Use available resources efficiently and effectively to maximise client care.

Take a lead role in the implementation of change to develop nursing practice.

Distinguish between different leadership and management styles.

Choose an effective style in leadership to suit care environment.

Evaluate the effectiveness of chosen leadership style.

Supervise the leadership development of junior staff and learners.

Act in a an advisory capacity in relation to clinical and professional issues for the team.

Understand the political dimensions of service development.

Practice Development and Research

Demonstrate how local service delivery is provided.

Actively contribute to the improvement of service delivery and practice development.

Enable team members to inform service developments.

Create a supportive structure to aid the implementation of practice development plans.

Facilitate others to consider, reflect upon and enhance their own nursing practice.

Actively contribute to the ongoing development of nursing practice within the team.

Facilitate the use of local networks to inform the monitoring practice of service delivery.

Demonstrate service user and/or carer involvement in all aspects of service provision.

Contribute to the formulation of policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.

Monitor adherence to locally agreed policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.

Facilitate and lead local practice development projects i.e. PDU.

Contribute to the implementation of change in nursing practice relevant to new evidence.

Implement service changes and evaluate the impact upon service uses and/or carers.

Demonstrate an ability to lead staff in service evaluation.

Education, Training and Personal Development

Identify the educational needs of junior nursing staff and learners.

Examine different techniques towards solving problems in a critical and systematic way.

Integrate reflective practice into team working.

Disseminate evidence-base practice through educational programmes.

Construct, deliver and evaluate a programme of training with clear desired educational outcomes.

Demonstrate the ability to empower others in the identification of their strengths and weaknesses.

Enable others to devise personal and professional objectives that support personal development and career progression.

Mentor learners in accordance with the assessment and learning standard in practice (NMC) fulfilling their responsibilities as mentors and/or sign off mentors.

Person Specification



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


  • Certificate in clinical supervision
  • Management Training



  • 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 the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.


  • Experience of working within mental health care within the NHS

Skills & Competences


  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of information.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patient care, where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to support colleagues move through appropriate process

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Maple Lodge

Toot Lane


PE21 0AX

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