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Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a vacancy for a B6 registered practitioner within Boston CMHT, We would welcome applications from RMN's,OT'S and Social workers.

Boston CMHT is embracing the Community transformation project and this is a great opportunity for a practitioner to create a pathway within CMHT that uses and recognises their skill set. We are a friendly and supportive team, with opportunity to further develop and access ongoing training.

You would be working as part of a true MDT, within the team we have Psychiatrists, RMN's, Psychologist, Mental health wellbeing practitioner, Psychology intervention facilitators, Psychotherapist, Peer support worker and Nursing Associate.

Please don't hesitate to contact us, either by phone or call in at Beech house for a coffee and chat if you have any questions about the role

Main duties of the job

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

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of 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.

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.

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.

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

Responsibilities for direct/indirect patient care

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and

manage their inherent risk.

Contribute to case conferences and reviews, supporting service users and carers to engage

with services and contribute to their care.

Accept ongoing accountability for service users, hold and manage delegated caseload

(complex cases) and supervise and/or mentor junior staff and learners as required in the

provision of direct/indirect patient care.

Please see attached Job description for full details

Person Specification

Skills & Competences


  • Highly developed clinical reasoning 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.
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Goverance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills



  • 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



  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice. Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or dgree or equivalent.
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.


  • Management training

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently across the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beech House

Toot Lane


PE21 0AX

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