Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
North Hykeham
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a creative and enthusiastic mental health nurse or registered professional with transferable skills, who wants to make a difference to the lives of older people and their families who experience mental health issues in the community?

Do you want to be part of a Team that actively delivers innovative ways to supporting people to improve their mental health, wellbeing and support recovery?

If the answer is Yes, then please read on;

We are seeking to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner / Community Psychiatric Nurse, to join the Older Adults CMHT in Lincoln. The team provide support for older adults experiencing mental health difficulties and the assessment and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with memory difficulties- which is where this vacancy has arisen- within the Lincoln and Gainsborough area. If you are looking to broaden your clinical experience and develop your career, we would love to receive your application

What We Offer:

We are committed to supporting you becoming the best you can be. We offer a comprehensive induction programme, excellent training and further development opportunities. You will also receive regular clinical and managerial supervision.

The team supports flexible working and rotational home working to support social distancing in the office and can provide full training on different ways to work with patients and carers.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To manage caseload and service delivery to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

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 people's identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers' and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.

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 adhere to codes of professional conduct and ethics, associated legislation.

Develop and 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.

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 ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of team 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 toThe successful applicant will be providing high quality person-centred care to patients, families and carers. You will act as care co-ordinator, undertaking comprehensive evidence-based assessments and have a sound knowledge of CPA, supporting service users to work towards recovery goals, build self-resilience and promote independent living.

You will be working within a friendly Multi-Disciplinary Team which includes Community Mental Health Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Associates, Associate Practitioners, Community Support Workers, Psychiatrists, Admin staff and Dementia Support Staff. You will also be working alongside Neighbourhood Teams, Integrated Based Placement Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers.

The post holder will also need to have the ability to travel independently in the community to deliver services, with a hybrid approach to working, with a move to digital offerings for assessment and reviews.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.
  • 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 community/in-patients.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Goverance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.
  • Ability to travel independently across the county

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