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Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity is available for an experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist mental health care in the newly developed Integrated Placed Based Team. The post is based in the Spalding area covering the Munro Medical Centre and Beechfield Medical Centre PCNS.

Lincolnshire is one of only 12 areas in England to be chosen to lead on transforming mental health services. These privileged roles provide great opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated, and committed team members to lead the changes locally, working with partners across health, care, and community. We are forging ahead in our community transformation plans to offer a dynamic, localised approach that is responsive, evaluated & tailored to local need, targeting health inequalities. We are focused on helping people towards prevention and recovery, enabling them to live well in their community as much as possible. We work closely with the local community to design and improve services, ensuring we use the existing assets and work to continually improve and develop these.

Main duties of the job

Within this role, you would work as a valued member across primary and secondary care and with the neighbourhood teams to locally support the mental health transformation and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services. This role is unique and gives excellent opportunity for joined up working across services. This not only ensures appropriate and needs led outcomes for the patients, but also offers the practitioner opportunities for creative approaches to working and ensuring the patient remains central in the care and intervention planning.

The role benefits from being seamless, enabling the Practitioner to work with the individual from the assessment stage to discharge back to their community to encourage a better quality of life and opportunities. Interventions and identified work will be agreed in partnership with the individual, so effective outcomes can be achieved.

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 successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative. They will demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments, you will take on a caseload of highly complex service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care.

A comprehensive trust induction will be offered and opportunities for CPD. Management and Clinical supervision are provided regularly.

If you would like any further information or meet to discuss this opportunity please contact Emma Barrass, service manager: or Lisa Jones, PCN manager:

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent:
  • 1st Level Registration (NMC,HCPC)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.
  • Evidence of specialist training at diploma level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Experience Essential
  • Post- Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/ risk assessment and understanding of confidentiality.
  • Sound knowledge of community care issues, local health and social structures, functions and boundaries
  • Experience of leading training sessions
  • Experience of neighbourhood working
Skills Essential
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Prioritisation and resource allocation, planning and organisational skills.
  • Able to communicate complex and at times highly sensitive information to a variety of stake holders.

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