Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist mental health care in the well established Integrated Placed Based Team. The post is based in the Boston locality covering the geographical footprint of the Boston Primary Care Network in the heart of Mental Health Transformation.

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.

This opportunity offers the successful candidate a chance to work in a truly integrated and multidisciplinary way with other local organisations and Primary Care to connect healthcare and community. Together we will improve mental health and wellbeing through thriving, connected communities with Right care, right place, right time. Integrated Place Based Teams help to ensure that people who need support in Lincolnshire don't slip through the gaps. Individuals are understood holistically and supported in their own communities through a multitude of connected assets including primary and secondary care, local authority, voluntary and social enterprise sectors.

Main duties of the job

You will provide specialist clinical care using assessment to make a diagnosis, treatments, refer appropriately and co-ordinate the patient's journey across the health, social care and voluntary sector system, regardless of care setting.

You will maintain comprehensive clinical communication and education with general practices and neighbourhood colleagues, providing timely feedback to the service manager.

You are an experienced practitioner with commitment and desire to make our service the best we can through innovation and collaboration.

You are a registered healthcare professional with evidence of specialist training at diploma level or equivalent experience. You have experience of working with adults and/or older adults within mental health needs.

For more information on the transformation programme, benefits of working for our Trust and details of our generous relocation package, please see the Candidate Information Pack.

These roles offer an array of benefits including a high level of support and clinical supervision, and excellent development opportunities. If you want to be part of our new teams, are passionate about co production driving changes in the way services are delivered and want to work as part of a cohesive high performing team, please consider joining us!

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.

Providing a timely response to referrals and be responsible for advanced clinical care using comprehensive, evidence based, holistic assessment.

To work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner working alongside specified stakeholders and GP practices ensuring delivery of a person centred approach, What matters to me to all patients. This enables individuals to achieve their optimum physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Act as an autonomous practitioner, working with a caseload of people referred to them in a manner which demonstrates an enhanced knowledge base and advanced clinical skills and competencies.

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 further information or meet to discuss this opportunity please contact: James Smith (SMHP -

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
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of leading training sessions
  • Experience of neighbourhood working

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