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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2021.

Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7352

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults Home Treatment Team
Department of Psychiatry, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, PE21 9QS / Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8UZ
£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.

Do you want to make a difference’ to the lives of people with mental health needs in Lincolnshire?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in an innovative service within the Older People and Frailty Division (OPFD) for 2 Band 6 Senior Acute Care Nurses (dependant on experience), this can be a developmental B6 post if required.

The Mental Health Home Treatment Team (MH-HTT) is a county wide community service providing intensive support to patients in their own homes or in nursing /residential homes. This service enables people to remain at home or close to home, reducing the need for hospital admission.

The service can be challenging, fast paced and offers excellent opportunities for professional development while enhancing skills, and the excitement of working in a more dynamic way by supporting people in their own homes.

MH-HTT provides a rapid health response across seven days a week/52 weeks a year to those whose presentation indicates that they are at risk of immediate deterioration or relapse and that could escalate to an in-patient admission; or have been recently discharged from the Specialist Mental Health Inpatient Pathway.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals at Band 5/6 (registered nurses, AHP’s etc.) to join our dynamic team to support this community-based service. The MH-HTT is an integral part of the Mental Health Care Pathway across the County.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of the intricacies and challenges that can present for patients with complex mental health needs and for their carers. You will have patience, excellent communication skills, creativity, empathy and positivity to ensure that therapeutic engagement and recovery can take place. You will need to demonstrate an ability to adapt to change, be part of innovative practice and have a true desire to rise to a challenge.

The clinician would be expected to work closely with the team in the assessment, delivery, evaluation and development of the care programme approach and be forward thinking and innovative in the on-going development of service provision. The candidate must be genuinely person and carer focussed in their approach in all they do.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across 7 days a week/52 weeks a year, including weekends and bank holidays 8am-8pm/8am-4pm shifts in order to meet the needs of the service, patients and carers. The service is county wide with bases located at Lincoln and Boston and due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants can travel effectively and independently daily around the County.

This is a great development opportunity for the right candidate. Full time positions are preferred, but part time would be considered. A full induction package will be offered, access to training, regular supervision, annual appraisal and a commitment to developing staff to their full potential.

For further information please contact Pam Palmer, Clinical Lead on 01522 508314/07583 114807 or e-mail

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.

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