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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/11/2020.

Behaviour Support Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6575

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disability Team
Beech House, Toot Lane, Boston
£24,907 to £37,890 pa


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.


Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) provides specialist Mental health and Learning disability services for more than 730,000 people in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust is well on the road to fully embracing the Transforming Care Agenda of preventing people with a Learning disability from experiencing unwarranted or extended stays in hospital.

To ensure that Lincolnshire people with learning disabilities are in receipt of services in the right place at the right time we are excited to have the opportunity to extend and develop learning disability community health services across Lincolnshire. The new and extended services have been implemented to deliver community focused and person centred services for adults with intellectual learning disabilities.

The community hub team offers a range of specialist health interventions to people with a learning disability within their place of normal residence, respite and day care placements. The interventions offered are conducted within the agreed pathways offered by the Learning Disability Service:
•Physical Health Liaison
•Mental Health
•Behaviours of Concern
•Mental Health Liaison

We are looking for a motivated RNLD/RMN Nurse with experience or an interest of working with adults whom have a diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and are presenting with challenging behaviours or Mental health illness and have complex needs.

You will work as part of a well established multi-disciplinary team and you must be a compassionate, organised, team player with excellent communication skills and effective time management skills. You will ideally have experience in clinical assessment, care planning and appropriate clinical decision making skills around risk and behaviour management. You will also be required to be accountable for your own caseload management and will identify Positive Behavioural Support interventions which you will joint work with staff within the team to deliver, or you will provide supervision for other team members to implement this. Your enthusiasm and motivation are just as important as your experience as full training can be provided for a successful applicant with the relevant qualifications.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is well established, forward thinking organisation with a real vision for making a positive difference to people in our care and support for our staff. In our recent CQC inspection we were rated overall as ‘Good’ and given ‘outstanding’ for well led. The successful post holder will receive regular supervision both management and clinical and there are future training opportunities available such as access to Non-Medical Prescriber training for the right candidate.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and the Position is with the East team which covers Boston, Louth and Skegness areas so the applicant will be required to be able to travel independently to these areas.

LPFT offers an excellent benefits package, continued professional development and support, career opportunities and relocation assistance where required.

Job advert may close sooner if sufficient applications received.

In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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