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Community Psychiatric Nurse (Development Post)

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
We have a very exciting opportunity to recruit to a Part-time Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse role working within our Lincoln Community Mental Health Team.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic RMN to join our outstanding multi-disciplinary community team which provides support for residents in the North of Lincoln within the Imp PCN.

Lincoln's Adult Community Mental Health Services are a committed integrated service that strive to provide high quality recovery-based support to people with severe and enduring mental health related difficulties.

Please refer to the Job Description & Competency Framework for Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be providing high quality person-centred care to patients, families and carers. You will act as care co-ordinator, undertaking comprehensive evidence-based assessments and have a sound knowledge of Psycho-social interventions, supporting service users to work towards recovery goals, build self-resilience and promote independent living.

The post holder will be working within a friendly Multi-Disciplinary Team which includes Community Mental Health Nurses, Recovery Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Associates, Community Support Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Admin staff. You will also be working alongside Neighbourhood Teams, Integrated Placement Based Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers.

The successful applicant with be offered robust clinical and managerial supervision on a regular basis in order that they may complete their role to the best of their ability and with sound knowledge and confidence. Additional training courses are available and you will be encouraged to participate to continue with your own Professional Development and to keep up-to-date with the most recent evidence-based practice.

The post holder will also need to have the ability to travel independently in the community to deliver services, with a hybrid approach to working.

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 7-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.

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. 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.

Education, Training and Personal Development
  • 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) and degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)


  • 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.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team and delegate whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate
  • Ability to work independently and collectively
  • Able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Carholme Court

St George's, Long Leys Road



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