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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/02/2022.

Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7719

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Dementia Home Treatment Team
Location:
Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln
Salary:
£25,655 to £31,534 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.


There are 2x postsavailable- 1xpermanentrole / 1x fixed term 12 months role.

This is a community based post within the Older Adult Division providing crisis assessment and home treatment to referred service users based on their individually assessed needs, ensuring that an agreed package of care is implemented which reflects the Trust’s policy to engage services users and their carers in all aspects of their care and treatment.

 

  • The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and risk assessment, planning and implementation of evidence based care to service users with diagnosed or suspected dementia. This will include co-ordination of care needs, and the assessment, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users within the service catchment area under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • The primary purpose of the service is to provide a timely intensive home treatment service to Older Adults with dementia who are presenting with behavioural and emotional disturbance to a degree where the risk they pose indicates that an inpatient admission may otherwise be required.
  • The post holder will assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute episodes within agreed limitations.
  • Patterns of working across 0800-2000, 7 days a week on a shift pattern.Shifts are usually 11:15 hours with a 45 minute break working for 3 days one week and 4 days the following wth everyother weekend off.

 




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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