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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2022.

Senior Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7647

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Gainsborough Community Mental Health Team
£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.

Gainsborough CMHT is looking at appointing a Senior Nurse or a learning disability nurse to join our expanding team. Are you an experienced professional with a passion for making a difference to the lives of those living with serious and enduring illness and supporting recovery? If so, we want to hear from you today! We want to hear from leaders who really want to ‘make a difference’, with the Trust values at the core of patient care, who have previous experience of working in challenging environments, or are seeking to develop a career within community services. The post holder should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills with the ability to be able to assess and prioritise clinical situations. The management of effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written is a key element of this role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the day to day management of the service, and will be expected to manage a caseload and act as CPA care coordinator for a number of patients to support them in their recovery. In addition to this the candidate will be able to develop and create a culture that aspires to delivering best practice for individuals using our services. In addition to this they will be able to demonstrates effective communication and promotes a culture of transparency and equity.

This role will involve working with service users with severe and enduring mental health within the community setting. Our aim is to ensure that we deliver the right care, at the right time, enabling patients to reach their optimum level of functioning in their own homes. The candidate will be an experienced, resilient and professional working both autonomously and collaboratively and ideally will be confident working within the community setting. The team has excellent working relationships with other services and we pride ourselves delivering the trust vision, to support people to live well in their communities.

If you would like to discuss this further please contact James Smith Team manager Tel: 01522 309260 or email

In return we can offer a wide range of enhanced benefits including:

  • Staff Wellbeing Service – supporting staff to improve and maintain their psychological and physical wellbeing.
  • A wide variety of exercise classes
  • Fast access to physiotherapy
  • Generous Relocation Package of up to £8K (where eligible )
  • Home Electronics salary sacrifice scheme
  • Transave – Saving and Loans Scheme
  • Car lease scheme open to all employees
  • Free staff parking across all 52 LPFT sites

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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