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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Psychiatric Clinical Decisions Unit (PCDU) and Health Based Place of Safety (HBPoS) are looking for a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join our team as a Senior Practitioner. We are looking for a practitioner that is enthusiastic about the Urgent Treatment Pathway and is experienced in either inpatient or community care. Successful post holders will provide professional nursing management, foster effective and therapeutic relationships with service users and professionals, provide expert clinical advice and support and provide leadership and guidance to the team on shift.

The PCDU is a 48hr assessment unit that accepts referrals from other mental health professionals for service users in crisis and/or struggling to remain in the community safely. PCDU provides an environment and atmosphere that is conducive to enabling service users access to high quality, thorough assessments that lead to well developed & service user centred care plans.

HBPoS provides a safe environment for service users detained under Section 136 & Section 135 of the Mental Health Act, allowing for therapeutic interaction with the staffing team prior to being assessed under the MHA.

Main duties of the job

To assess the care needs, develop & implement plans of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health deterioration or who are in a state of mental health crisis.

To be clinical leader of the team when on shift.

To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible and responsive assessment service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.

Patterns of working will include days, evenings, weekends, nights & bank holidays.

Provides management supervision to Band 5's and 3's.

To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the team coordinator.

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 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, 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. 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 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.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life . Visit beinlincolnshire.comto find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification for more details

Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of treatment and care to clients.

Be accountable for the clinical caseload using resources as appropriate.

Select appropriate assessment tools for assessing specific client needs and risks.

Demonstrate sound clinical decision-making skills that are in the interests of the client.

Provide skilled clinical supervision to others.

Apply health enhancing skills in a wider group/community setting.

Apply self awareness to reflections on their practice

Person Specification



  • 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.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.


  • Experience of working within mental health care



  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Registration with relevant professional body (for nurses specifically: RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent)
  • Mentorship training


  • Certificate in clinical supervision
  • Management Training



  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of information.
  • Delegation whilist maintaining overall responsibility for patient care, where appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.
  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.

Special requirements


  • To be able to work a flexible shift pattern including night duty
  • To be physically able to complete the trust PMVA training

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Peter Hodgkinson Centre

Greetwell Road



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