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Acute Care Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024
We currently have a vacancy for a full time Registered Mental Health Nurse to work within the Acute Inpatient Service. Ward 12 is mixed sex adult acute in-patient ward.

This is an exciting opportunity for self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to work within the Acute Care Team, supporting adults experiencing acute mental ill health within Lincolnshire. The Acute Care Service provides assessment and individualised care within the least restrictive environment, with minimal disruption to service user, their families, and carers.

We are looking for conscientious, motivated, and progressive staff who can demonstrate a commitment to providing and maintaining high standards of care. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a flexible and responsive approach are required to fulfil the role within this rewarding area of mental health.

As a trust, in the past few years we have been voted by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England and achieving the best Mental Health Trust Nationally in the 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that high quality patient care is provided by a contented work force, and this is reflected in the latest CQC report was outstanding for well led and good overall.

For an informal discussion, or further information about the vacancy please contact Sarah Robinson sarah.robinson84@nhs or 01205 445166

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 well being, 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


Provide therapeutic interpersonal skills when engaging with a client.

Perform nursing assessments of a clients personal needs using relevant skills and assessment tools.

Implement a range of clinical skills in the assessment client risk.

Construct client care plans and risk management plans based on their assessed needs.

Perform nursing interventions advocated within the clients care plan.

Recognise the contribution of others in the provision of client care.

Involve clients and/or carers in the care panning and care delivery in a compassionate and appropriate manner which considers their diverse needs.

Maintain the welfare and safety of clients and protect them from any form of abuse in accordance with safeguarding guidance.

Monitor the impact and effectiveness of nursing care delivered and revise care plans as appropriate.

Demonstrate a knowledge of information governance and the need to protect patient confidential information.

Make and maintain accurate records of nursing care in accordance with Professional (NMC) guidance and Trust policy.

Demonstrate problem solving skills by identifying solutions in routine clinical issues.

Participate in regular clinical supervision.

Identify nursing skills which are transferable between client groups.


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



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



  • Relevant experience of working with mental health needs.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Government principles.
  • Demonstrating 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.


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

Skills & Competences


  • Sound clinical reasoning skills.
  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road


PE21 9QS

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