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Mental Health Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

Looking for a fresh career within Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU)?

The Hartsholme Centre PICU is a 10 bed, male only unit based on one of our sites in central Lincoln , with state of the art design and technology being incorporated into the new facility.

We are seeking only the best Staff Nurse, those who really wants to 'make a difference', with the Trust values at the core of patient care.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic to the needs of patients' during the acute stage of a mental health episode. You will be required to have excellent communication skills, be resourceful, and keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value the Staff Nurse can offer the multi-disciplinary team.

This post attracts an additional �3000 Environment Allowance per annum when the PICU re-opens.

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 wellbeing, 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 nurse.

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

Leadership 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



  • oRMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • oEvidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice



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


  • oPrevious experience working as a registered mental health nurse with people with mental health problems
  • oPersonal experience in the delivery of physical care to others

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hartsholme Centre

Long Leys Road



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