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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7479

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Integrated Placed Based Team
Location:
Louth County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum

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.


If you are a registered healthcare professional, passionate about providing excellent care and want to influence new ways of working, we would love to hear from you.

Following successful implementation of developing new integrated care pathways for individuals with severe mental illness through neighbourhood working within four localities, Grantham, Gainsborough, Boston and Lincoln City South, we are now implementing this approach across the county.

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.




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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