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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024
An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced and enthusiastic registered Mental Health Nurse to join the newly developed Sleaford CMHT. This role will suit a band 5 wishing to develop or someone who already has experience at band 6.

This role provides the opportunity to be involved in the journey of transforming adult community mental health services within LPFT. It offers the practitioner opportunities for creative approaches to working, ensuring the patient remains central in the care and intervention planning. The support and interventions delivered are recovery focused, promoting independence and resilience to ensure high quality outcomes for patients and carers.

You will work co-productively within Lincolnshire healthcare, including Primary and Secondary care services, social and voluntary care system, patients, and carers. This enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and improves the lives of people who access healthcare services within the locality of Sleaford.

Main duties of the job

The role involves acting as the lead in the care and treatment required to support clients with complex mental health needs and facilitating the new Relationships and Emotional Skills Group.

The main duties of the role will include:

Conduct assessments and deliver specific therapeutic interventions. Including liaising with other professionals regarding progress and outcomes to provide a link between hospital and community and/or primary and secondary services.

To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards for record-keeping are adhered to. Risk assessment, and risk management are essential requirements.

Administer prescribed medication and assess the service user for desired and non-desired effects.

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team while maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

To attend regular MDT meetings with the team manager to address caseload management issues such as acceptance of assessments, the provision of ongoing care, discharge planning, face-to-face contacts, and service user mix.

Supporting clients with their physical health awareness and some health education.

To assess carers and family's needs and develop, implement, and review programmes of support for carers and families.

Allocate diary time to cover the Duty rota.

To provide managerial supervision to colleagues in the team.

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 to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Appointed individuals will need to be innovative, compassionate, and motivated, have a passion to deliver individualised, person-centred care. As part of this team, you will be encouraged to grow and develop in your role, and to contribute to the development of the service.

We are focused on supporting individuals towards recovery, enabling them to live their best independent, fulfilled lives, connected to their local communities.

In return, we will offer a comprehensive trust induction, regular supervision and appraisal, and the opportunity for continued professional development. You will be part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team.

As an employee of the trust, we can offer a number of benefits, including a relocation package up to �8,000 (subject to relocation procedures and eligibility procedures), a lease care scheme, home electronic scheme, staff wellbeing support, free eyesight tests, and early access to physiotherapy.

For detailed information, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specific information. If you would like the opportunity to discuss the role, please contact Sleaford team manager Elle Twelvetrees:

Person Specification



  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • Currently Registered Nurse
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.


  • 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 community/in-patient.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



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

Special Requirement


  • Ability to travel independently across the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sleaford Community Mental Health Team

Unit 9, The Point, Lions Way


NG34 8GG

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