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Acute Care Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
BAND 5 Acute Care Worker. An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist to join the Lincoln Crisis and Home Treatment Team.

The team provide a swift response to people who are in acute phase of mental illness which involves both assessment and treatment. The team currently run the Crisis Vehicular Response Service, which provides an urgent response to referrals. We also work in partnership with Lincolnshire Police to have a Mental Health Professional based in the Police Force Control Room

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high-quality standard of care, excellent communication, interpersonal and assessment skills and a positive attitude towards change with an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our service. You will receive regular supervision as well as being expected to provide leadership and supervision. You will be expected to work shifts including nights.

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Practitioners who really want to 'make a difference', with the Trust values at the core of patient care and who have previous experience of working with acute mental illness or are seeking to develop a career within acute care.

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 Qulifications Essential
  • RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent. / Allied Health Professional
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Management training
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills they are transferable to both community/in-patient.
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

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