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Senior Acute Care Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Band 6 Acute Care Worker. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker to work within the Louth Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team. The team provides a swift response to people who are in the acute phase of mental illness, providing home treatment in order to prevent hospitalisation.

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Practitioners who really want to 'make a difference', with the Trust values at the core of patient care, who have previous experience working with acute mental illness, or who are seeking to develop a career within acute care.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high quality standard of care, excellent communication, interpersonal, and assessment skills, and a positive attitude towards change with the ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our service.

You will receive regular supervision in both Management and Clinical. As well as being expected to provide leadership and supervision to other staff and student nurses.

The working hours are 12 hour shifts, 9am to 10pm including weekends.

If you would like to be considered for this post, we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the service catchment area. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary 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 . Visit beinlincolnshire.comto find out more.

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 ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice 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 ensure up to date 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 Crisis Team and with external agencies.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and risk assessments, and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to N.M.C. or other relevant codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to Department of Health and other guidelines.

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Crisis 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 provide Management Supervision to Band 5 and Band 3 staff.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Criss 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 Crisis Team.

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.

Person Specification



  • RMN or RNLD or RN, S/W, O/T,: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • Mentorship Module (degree level )
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Current Registered Professional
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent


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

Skills & Competences


  • 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 Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Louth Crisis Team, Windsor House

Fairfield Industrial Estate


LN11 0LF

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