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Senior Acute Care Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Ash Villa is a 15 bedded inpatient ward, created as part of LPFT's ambitious plans to expand and develop our services and patient offering. The ward will provide high quality, patient centred and recovery focused care.

This is a great opportunity to join a new multidisciplinary team delivering high quality patient care. Specialising in the management and treatment of mental health problems, our team will deliver personalised treatment programmes and provide the highest standards of care to our patients and carers.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse who is keen to progress their career.

The successful applicant will assist with the clinical development of the ward through managing staff and monitoring clinical standards and practice.

They will work closely with the Ward Manager to achieve ward targets and deliver high quality patient care. They will assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health needs.

This role will include working evenings/nights/weekends. Supporting the ward manager you will provide support, supervision and guidance to members of the Nursing Team and support the the operational management of the ward.

Main duties of the job

To be clinical leader of the nursing team providing care for people with severe mental illness and mental health problems

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 acute nursing service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.

To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health needs, within agreed limitations.

Patterns of working will be by arrangement and may include evenings, weekends, bank holidays and on call responsibilities

Provides management supervision to Band 5's

To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the Ward Manager

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 full details of duties.

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

Be accountable for own personal 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 nursing practice

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
  • Certificate in clinical supervision



  • 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

Skills & Competences


  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of information
  • Delegation whilst 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Ash Villa

Willoughby Road, Greylees


NG34 8QA

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