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Acute Care Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 5 qualified RMN, OT or Social Worker, to join the Boston Crisis and Home Treatment team. The team supports people experiencing an acute mental health episode in Boston, Skegness, Spalding and the surrounding areas. The post would support newly qualified staff with preceptorship needs.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high quality standard of care, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude towards change and an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of the service. You will receive regular supervision both management and clinical and there are training opportunities available to support growth in the role. You will be expected to work shifts( long days) including weekends and bank holidays over a 7 day period.This current vacancy is for 37.5 hours per week.

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns

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 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

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 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 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 peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk. Provide OT specific assessment and interventions to individuals under the care of the Crisis Team. 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 Community Mental Health Team and with external agencies. To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team. To adhere to N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation. To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F. for Older People, N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E. To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Community Mental Health 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 undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Community Mental Health Team Co-ordinator. 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 Community Team. Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered ( NMC, RNLD, RN, HCPC, SW )
  • oKnowledge and/or experience of working with adults with mental health needs or experience of working with adults with complex needs or adults with mental health needs and skills that are transferable
  • Management training
  • Experience of working with people with acute mental health needs
Experience Essential
  • 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-patients.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working with adults with mental health needs or experience of working with adults with complex needs or adults with mental health needs and skills that are transferable
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health needs.
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Some knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Demonstrates a reflective and self-critical approach to clinical work
  • Some knowledge of national agenda for mental health.

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