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Senior Acute Care Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Nurse, Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker? Are you passionate in your profession and keen to make a positive difference in peoples lives? Are you looking for a new career adventure and wanting a new challenge that is rewarding? Then the Lincoln Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team could be for you!

The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service is predominantly a community based service that provides mental state and risk assessment of referred service users presenting with acute mental ill health or deabilitating mental distress. It provides initial and continued health and social care to it's service users based on their individually assessed needs, ensuring that an agreed package of care is implemented which reflects the Trust's policy to engage services users and their carers in all aspects of their carer and treatment.

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. The post will involve working within the Crisis Team which includes The Home Treatment Team, Assessment Team, Police Force Control Room and The Crisis Vehicular Response Service.

Main duties of the job

  • 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 within the The Home Treatment Team, Assessment Team, Police Force Control Room and The Crisis Vehicular Response Service.
  • 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 people's 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.

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

  • 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 Crises 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



  • S/W, O/T, RMN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • 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 Goverance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Peter Hodgkinson Centre

Greetwell Road



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