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Community Mental Health Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Jul 2024
Opportunity to join the Grantham/Sleaford Older Adult CMHT, we are seeking to recruit a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse/RGN with relevant experience in mental health or with a non mental health qualification if you are able to clearly demonstrate transferable skills. So, if you are looking to broaden your clinical experience and develop your career, we would love to receive your application.

Our service hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with memory difficulties under the MAMS and dementia pathways, and for older adults experiencing severe and enduring mental illness.

The successful applicant will provide high quality person-centred care to patients, families, and carers. Work as part of the MDT within LPFT and the wider network including Neighbourhood Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers.

The team is based at Manthorpe Centre, covering local GP practices with in Grantham, Sleaford and surrounding villages, we deliver care within the work base, patient homes and community care settings.

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

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Mental Health Team 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 act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date agreed 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.

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

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 whilst under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Main responsibilities of this role will be to triage, assess, and present assessments to the MDT for the diagnosis of Dementia. You will be supported/trained in delivering the diagnosis, and then the management of the case as appropriate to the individuals needs within the pathway and their own journey. You will liaise with system partners to support care delivery. You will be supporting patients whose disease progression results in distressing behaviours, and working with family, carers, and the MDT in supporting the care and treatment of this progression.

You will triage, assess, support and signpost patients presenting with a variety of mental health conditions, using all available skills within the team and those within the system to offer the patient the most suitable pathway to support recovery and wellbeing.

Person Specification



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


  • Able to travel around the county independently and in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Manthorpe Centre, Grantham and District Hospital

101 Manthorpe Road


NG31 8DG

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