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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2021.

Senior Acute Care Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7503

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Lincoln Crisis Team
Location:
Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Greetwell Road, Lincoln
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.


Looking for a fresh career within Psychiatric Nursing?

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting an exceptional Band 6 Practitioner for our Lincoln based Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. This service provides 24hr care with staff working long day shift patterns.

The team provide a swift response to people who are in acute phase of mental illness which involves both assessment and treatment. The team currently run the Crisis Vehicular Response Service, which provides an urgent response to referrals. We also work in partnership with Lincolnshire Police to have a Mental Health Professional based in the Police Force Control Room.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high quality standard of care, excellent communication, interpersonal and assessment skills and a positive attitude towards change with an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our service. You will receive regular supervision as well as being expected to provide leadership and supervision. You will be expected to work shifts including nights.

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Practitioners who really want to ‘make a difference’, with the Trust values at the core of patient care and who have previous experience of working with acute mental illness, or are seeking to develop a career within acute care.

This is an exciting time for LPFT, as we continue on our journey of service improvement, undergoing a range of service transformations and delivering high standards of care for our patients.

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Practitioners who really want to ‘make a difference’, with the Trust values at the core of patient care and who have previous experience of working with acute mental illness, or are seeking to develop a career within acute care.

You will be joining a forward thinking Trust, where, at our most recent CQC inspection we were rated overall as ‘Good’ and given ‘outstanding’ for well led.

Lincolnshire is a large county which can offer you whatever you are looking for, in both your personal or your professional life. The county has vibrant towns and the City of Lincoln at its core, as well as idyllic rural villages, offering a high quality of life with affordable living, excellent education and social life facilities – sound interesting? All this with easy access via the A1 and A46 to Newark, Nottingham, Sheffield, Grantham, Grimsby & Hull – all within an hour.

LPFT offers an excellent benefits package, continued professional development and support, career opportunities and relocation assistance where required.
Successful applicants would be required to undertake a full police vetting application in order to work in the police force control room.




We offer an excellent range of staff benefits that go over and above the standard NHS provision. These include early access to psychological therapies, eye care vouchers, cycle to work schemes, car lease schemes, childcare schemes and flexible working.

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.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic DBS check, please refer to the additional documentation above. Induction dates will be confirmed by the recruiting manager.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact our recruitment team on jobs.lpft@nhs.net.

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”) apply to health and social care workers who are deployed in respect of a CQC regulated activity, who have direct, face-to-face contact with service users/patients. If the role you are applying for has been deemed to fall within the scope of the regulations, it is a requirement of your employment that you provide evidence that you have been vaccinated with a complete course of an authorised vaccine against COVID-19 or provide evidence of exemption (guidance on providing exemption status can be found on GOV UK website) from 1st April 2022. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the withdrawal of your offer of employment.


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