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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/01/2022.

B7 Place Based Senior Practitioner – Mental Health

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7646

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Grantham Integrated Place Based Teams
£40,057 to £45,839 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.

Exciting new opportunity to be part of community mental health transformation – Band 7 Place Based Senior Practitioner – Mental Health - Seeking motivated, committed, and innovative RMN, OT or Social Worker

We are looking for committed and dynamic registered professional to provide specialist mental health care within the Integrated Place Based Team (IPBT) based in Grantham. If you work well within a team and are highly motivated to provide excellent care, then we would encourage you to apply. This is an opportunity for you to work across primary and secondary care boundaries to improve the lives of people who access healthcare services.

If you are interested, we would urge you contact Rachel Bradley, Service Manager via to discuss the post.

The IPBT is located within the Adult Community Mental Health Division and our mission is to provide high quality care and treatment to adults including older adults who live in Lincolnshire. As the SMHP within the IPBT you will be responsible for maintaining comprehensive clinical communication and education with general practices and neighbourhood colleagues, providing timely feedback to the service manager.

The successful applicant will be working across boundaries with the locality neighbourhood teams/Primary Care Networks, providing mental health services for individuals, implementing evidence-based interventions for clients with a range of mental health difficulties. This will include assessment and liaison with other LPFT services and external agencies. As the post will involve liaison communication and team-working skills are essential. You will work in the context of local and national drivers providing advanced clinical care for identification of individual needs which essentially supports diagnosis and treatment options. You will forward or signpost individuals to the most suitable service dependant on your assessment and crucially co-ordinate the patient’s journey across the health, social care system, including voluntary and third sector partners, regardless of care setting.

The post holder will be encouraged to contribute to service development, and there will be opportunities for CPD and clinical supervision as professional development is actively encouraged.

Whilst the post is based in Grantham the trust is also open to remote and flexible working possibilities as part of this role and dependant on business/service needs. The post holder will be expected to travel to other sites in the county as required and the trust also makes use of digital technology that allows for remote working when appropriate.

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.

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.

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