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CPN /Duty Worker OPFD CMHT

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
North Hykeham
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
We are seeking an experienced and confident health care professional to take the role of duty worker within the OPFD CMHT. This will be a new post within the team and will be an evolving and fast paced role.

We seek an enthusiastic, calm and compassionate team member. Our vision is that our team members act as role models to uphold quality standards and work with all our stakeholders to create collaborative working relationships.

We seek an individual who can be responsive to the needs of those accessing our service.

A person who is able to work with their team to support the delivery of timely dementia support and diagnosis.

We seek a confident HCP who has knowledge of dementia, frailty, Older people complex needs and serious mental illness

This role requires and individual who is willing to become conversant with the OPFD care pathways and to be able to offer advice, brief assessment , liaison, sign posting and brief intervention based on those pathways

Main duties of the job

To respond to daily duty calls and lead/ deliver the required response

The OPFD CMHT responds to calls relating to both dementia and Serious Mental Illness.

Alongside duty call response there will be a need to present assessments at MDT for absent HCPs

The role will require someone who can provide support on the phone or via MS teams or in person within a 4 hour period.

You will be responding to calls from carers, patients, care homes , GPs and other professionals.

There will be times when offering some brief interventions is appropriate

You will be required to review cases / interventions for individuals that are not going to be open to the CMHT for prolonged periods

Use OPFD assessment tools
Good documentation, communication and record keeping.

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

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 work flexibly across a 5-day-a-week service.

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.

Engage in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients referred for memory assessment, working to the divisions agreed pathways

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples 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.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Community Mental Health Team and with external agencies.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to N.M.C./AHP codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F. for Older People, N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E.

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Community Mental Health Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Community Mental Health Team Co-ordinator.

To act as lead professionals within the Community Mental Health Team.

Supervise health and social care staff in the support and monitoring of clients programmes of care managed within the team.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the Community Team.

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.

Person Specification



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


  • 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 thay are transferable to both community/in-patient.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



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

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently across the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Witham Court

Fen Lane

North Hykeham


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