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Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7573

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
The Vales, Discovery House
Location:
Lincoln
Salary:
£25,655 to £31,534 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.


The Vales are seeking to recruit a dynamic Registered Mental Health Nurse to join their developing team in their 15 bedded female high dependency locked rehabilitation inpatient unit at Discovery House. Applicants must possess attitudes and values that reflect the excellent standards we are expecting within the Vales team.

The Vales provides assessment and intervention for women with severe and enduring mental ill-health in a locked environment to support their ongoing recovery and social integration. The whole service is focused on working towards independence and recovery to enable service users to regain health and mental wellness before moving on to live as independently as possible in an open environment or their local communities.

In return we will offer the opportunity to be part an excellent and developing team that holds the highest possible values and work ethic within a purpose built environment. You will have a planned induction and work within a robust framework of regular professional supervision and you will have opportunities for development as your experience increases.

If you want to be part of our team and take advantage of this exciting opportunity then we will be happy to hear from you. Applicants must be a Registered Nurse in Mental Health or Learning Disability and be able to work a range of flexible hours to include nights and weekends.

Although this post is currently on the Vales the successful candidate may be required to work in other areas of the Rehab and Forensic services when required.

For further information please contact Ward Manager Emma Duncan on 01522 597961 or email Emmaduncan@nhs.net

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.

 




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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