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Specialist Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a team that is influencing change and transforming the delivery of mental health services for people with personality difficulties?

Personality and Complex Trauma Team (PACT) are continuing to grow and expand across the county of Lincolnshire. We are looking for enthusiastic qualified practitioners (suitable for Nurses, Social Workers, AHP) to join our team.

Our current team describe why they are committed to remaining within PACT: Feeling safe, having time and space to deliver high quality care, truly small caseloads and high levels of clinical supervision and reflective practice. PACT practice with compassion and kindness to instil hope and empowerment of the people we support to feel in control of their treatment and inspired to live a meaningful life.

We offer Psychologically Trauma Informed models of care to people with personality difficulties. 80% of people with personality difficulties would no longer meet the diagnostic criteria following evidence-based interventions.

PACT provides a real opportunity to have a highly rewarding role where you can professionally develop and use your passion for working with this client group within a likeminded team whilst supporting the development of staff across all LPFT services and others Lincolnshire services.

Should you want any further information please telephone: 01522 421694 or email:

Clinical Team Coordinator Eleanor Cheal would welcome talking with you.

Main duties of the job

Manage caseload and service delivery in accordance with Service/Trust requirements, ensuring continuity of care.

Successfully complete training and deliver all aspects of Structured Clinical Management that is adherent to the model & SCM competency framework.

Provide high standard of clinical care that ensures safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

Undertake risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients, along with providing advice to other professionals on this subject.

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.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

Work collaboratively with a wider range of professionals and agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision making.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

Maintain up to date, accurate and holistic clinical records to the highest standards.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Support development of self and others and work within co-production environment to develop service delivery.

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

The Post holder will work as a member of the Personality and Complex Trauma Team and will be responsible for triaging, assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of collaborative care plans and safety plans whilst using your own professional knowledge, skills, and your understanding of psychologically informed interventions.

The Post holder will contribute to the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) of people who's needs would best be described as personality difficulties. SCM provides a coherent systemic approach to working with people with personality difficulties. It is based on a supportive approach with case management and advocacy support, with 1:1 sessions and weekly groups. There is an emphasis on problem-solving, effective safety planning, assertive follow-up if appointments are missed. SCM is an active treatment that sees the practitioner working alongside the client to empower and embed learning. The post holder will also contribute to the delivery of specialist psychological therapies which form a part of the personality difficulties pathway.

Hours will notionally be 37.5hours per week to be divided between 5 sessions; Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Successful candidate will be expected to undergo necessary training to participate in SCM, design of service-user information materials, routine clinical audits and training, clinical and managerial supervision and reflective practice. This will liaise with a wide range of professionals.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications as Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist to Degree level
  • Registered with NMC/Social Work England/HCPC
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (Degree level) in clinical practice
  • Evidence of additional training in working with service users diagnosed with personality disorder eg. EFA training, KUF
  • Practice Education Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of managing and care coordinating a caseload of community based clients with a range of mental health problems or evidence of transferable experience from inpatient environments
  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence-based practice
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment
  • Experience of working with service users with personality disorder/complex clinical needs, self-harming behaviour, complex and challenging presentations
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation, specifically for Personality Disorders
  • Experience of supervising the clinical work of others
  • Experience of designing and delivering training

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