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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stamford and Bourne
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has become available for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist mental health care as a valued member of the Primary Care Network (PCN) in Four Counties. The successful candidate will be based in Lakeside Healthcare and Hereward Group Practice surgeries. It will include working with primary and secondary care and the neighbourhood teams to locally support the mental health transformation and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services.

The Adult Community Mental Health Division are forging ahead in our community transformation plans to offer a dynamic, localised approach that is responsive, evaluated and tailored to local need, tackling equalities. These roles provide great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, and committed practitioner to work integrated within the Lincolnshire health, social and voluntary care system. We are focused on supporting individuals towards recovery, enabling them to live their best independent, fulfilled lives, connected to their local communities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an experienced registered practitioner 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

Key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):

To work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner working within specified GP practices to provide specialist mental health within this primary care setting.

Plan, implement, monitor and review therapeutic interventions with individuals / carers who have serious mental illness through holistic patient centred assessments. Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support people with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.

Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT

Managing a caseload of highly complex/SMI presentations working closely with the locality secondary mental health service, to maintain personalised care plans which focus on what matters to the person.

Attend core neighbourhood working meetings as part of an integrated team and works in a collaborative manner with the Neighbourhood Lead.

Facilitate, participate and optimises case conferences / multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings.

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 role gives excellent opportunity for co-production with Lincolnshire health, social and voluntary care system, patients, and carers. 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. This enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and improve the lives of people who access healthcare services.

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

For detailed information relating to this role, please see the Job Description and Person Specific information.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss, please contact Emma Barrass, service manager:

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent
  • 1st level registration RMN
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Non-medical prescriber (or ability to complete within first 12 months in post)
  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice at post graduate level to masters or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Management or leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Post-Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of working autonomously within a senior position
  • Experience of managing staff and good leadership skills
  • Experience of working across organisations
  • 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
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of leading service change/development/transformation
  • Experience of leading training sessions
  • Experience of neighbourhood working

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