Senior Acute Care Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
18 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has become available for a Senior Healthcare Practitioner to join our Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre, our existing Psychiatric Clinical Decisions Unit, Health Based Place of Safety and Bed Management team. The post holder will achieve this by providing professional nursing management, leadership and guidance, fostering effective relationships, expert clinical advice and support in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality.

The purpose of the Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre will be to offer a timely, high quality clinical assessments for those suffering from a mental health crisis. The service will aim to reduce A&E attendance for those who have no medical need to attend and provide patients with the right intervention at the right time to help prevent hospital admission and help keep people well in the community.

The Clinical Decisions Unit provides an environment and atmosphere that is conducive to enabling service users to access high quality thorough assessments leading to well developed, service user centered treatment plans. This will enable the service user to both manage their immediate crisis and support them into a (usually community based) pathway, leading to more robust recovery.

The Health Based Place of Safety Suite (136 Suite) provides a safe & therapeutic environment for service users detained under section 136 & 135 of the mental health

Main duties of the job

To assess the care needs, develop & implement plans of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health deterioration or who are in a state of mental health crisis.To be clinical leader of the team when on shift.To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols, and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible, and responsive assessment service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.Patterns of working will include days, evenings, weekends, nights & bank holidays.Provides management supervision to Band 5's and 3's.To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the team coordinator.

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

Practice Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of treatment and care to clients. Be accountable for the clinical caseload using resources as appropriate. Select appropriate assessment tools for assessing specific client needs and risks. Demonstrate sound clinical decision-making skills that are in the interests of the client. Provide skilled clinical supervision to others. Apply health enhancing skills in a wider group/community setting. Apply self awareness to reflections on their practice

Leadership Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team. Identify areas of practice requiring development and improvement. Use available resources efficiently and effectively to maximise client care. Take a lead role in the implementation of change to develop practice. Distinguish between different leadership and management styles. Choose an effective style in leadership to suit care environment. Evaluate the effectiveness of chosen leadership style. Supervise the leadership development of junior staff and learners. Act in a an advisory capacity in relation to clinical and professional issues for the team. Understand the political dimensions of service development.

Practice Development and Research Demonstrate how local service delivery is provided. Actively contribute to the improvement of service delivery and practice development. Enable team members to inform service developments. Create a supportive structure to aid the implementation of practice development plans. Facilitate others to consider, reflect upon and enhance their own practice. Actively contribute to the ongoing development of professional practice within the team. Facilitate the use of local networks to inform the monitoring practice of service delivery. Demonstrate service user and/or carer involvement in all aspects of service provision. Contribute to the formulation of policies, procedures and clinical guidelines. Monitor adherence to locally agreed policies, procedures and clinical guidelines. Facilitate and lead local practice development projects i.e. PDU. Contribute to the implementation of change in professional practice relevant to new evidence. Implement service changes and evaluate the impact upon service uses and/or carers. Demonstrate an ability to lead staff in service evaluation.

Education, Training and Personal Development Identify the educational needs of junior staff and learners. Examine different techniques towards solving problems in a critical and systematic way. Integrate reflective practice into team working. Disseminate evidence-base practice through educational programmes. Construct, deliver and evaluate a programme of training with clear desired educational outcomes. Demonstrate the ability to empower others in the identification of their strengths and weaknesses. Enable others to devise personal and professional objectives that support personal development and career progression. Mentor learners in accordance with the standards described by their relevant professional body.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with relevant professional body (for nurses specifically: RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent)
  • Mentorship training
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Certificate in clinical supervision
  • Management Training
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Experience of working within mental health care
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of information.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patient care, where appropriate.
  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively

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