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Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers - this is not your usual community mental health team!

Do you want to work in a team to provide support in a different way?

We are looking for people full of compassion, enthusiasm and energy to work alongside people in the community to provide high quality care and strong clinical leadership within a countywide community team.

We are an evolving service and our aim to create a co-designed service, where we can work in partnerships with housing, CMHT's & third sector organisations to meet the rehabilitation and recovery needs of individuals accessing our service. We will provide intensive support to people in their own homes with a view to working towards independence.

The service will adopt a psychological approach, to aid understanding of the individual's distress and, have dedicated space for regular case formulation and reflective practice sessions

The service runs over 7 days 8-8.

Based both in the South and the East of the County.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will will support the Team Manager in providing effective frontline management of the multi-disciplinary Community Rehabilitation Mental Health team. In working in partnership with those people accessing the service, they will ensure access to the full range of specialist assessment and interventions.The post holder will work with the CMHT and lead on assessing, planning, and the implementation of evidence based care to those people accessing the Communtiy Rehabilitation Team (CRT). The post holder will work intensively and, at times, creatively, with those accessing the service. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team and work closely with partnering organisations in supporting people to integrate into and live well their community. In agreement with the Team Manager, the post holder will provide leadership and supervision to junior members of the 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 delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility, where appropriate, for patients care..

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Rehabilitation 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 undertake the Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter - a facilitated self-assessment that uses the HOPE framework to assess and measure personal recovery.To produce and inform care plans, risk assessments and I.ROC reviews.

To formulate care plans collaboratively, informed by the IROC and based on the recovery goal, of the person accessing the service.

Work with individuals to assess their mental wellbeing, recognise and make sense of their experiences, to 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 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, within the Community Rehabilitation Team and both with internal teams and external agencies.

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

To adhere to codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to contemporary evidence base and guidelines

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Community Rehabilitation Team and seek opportunities in the 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 Rehabilitation Team Manager.

To act as lead professional within the Community Rehabilitation Team.

Supervise health and social care staff in the support and monitoring of peoples programmes of care managed within the 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 Community RehabilitationTeam.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy or other relevant qualification e.g.IAPT qualification and Counselling
  • Management/Leadership training
  • Mentorship or similar qualification in supporting students in practice
  • Post registration training in supervision
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post-registration experience of working with people with mental health needs, including those with severe and enduring mental ill health.
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including providing management and/or clinical supervision.
  • Experience of using evidence based practice.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post registration experience of working within adult mental health

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