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

Principal Clinical Psychologist - Dementia Home Treatment Team

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7721

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dementia Home Treatment Team
Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln
£54,764 to £63,862 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and enthusiastic Principal Clinical Psychologist to join our Older People Mental Health and Dementia Services in Lincolnshire. The Older Adult Mental Health and Dementia Services sits within our trust’S Older People & Frailty Division (OPFD) and is a multi-disciplinary service with health care practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds. The Division provides a range of community and inpatient services and contributes to all key care pathways for people experiencing dementia of all ages and older adultswith complexmental health need. Services comprise Memory Assessment and Management Services (MAMS), which incorporates our Dementia Support Services (DSS), Older People’s Community Mental Health Teams, Home Treatment Teams (Dementia and Complex Mental Health Needs), and Specialist Acute Inpatient Services (Dementia and Complex Mental Health needs). In addition, there are specialist services that are aligned to the Division that provide for needs across a broader age-range and specialist settings, i.e. Mental Health Liaison Service, Neuropsychology Services, and Physical Health Care Psychology.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in older adult mental health services and hold a particular interest in working with adults with dementia, with the post offering the opportunity to extend specialist skills in working with people presenting primarily with complex behaviours that challenge. You will be highly motivated to collaborate on shaping and developing the psychology offer and pathways of care and management within our newly established countywide multi-disciplinary Dementia Home Treatment Team (D-HTT; hubs in Lincoln and Boston) designed for service users and their families, relatives, and carers who present with need for enhanced support. The role will also involve you leading psychological care at key transition points to ensure continuity of pathways and psychologically based formulation and practice within the extended clinical pathway should service users need to access acute inpatient services for dementia (Langworth ward, based in Lincoln). The pathways will also extend to our developing step-up/ down facility (based at The Manthorpe Centre in Grantham) due to open mid 2022. The post will also lead on the recruitment and supervision of B7 psychology post(s) to support our in-patient care and extended HTT-in-patient clinical pathways. The D-HTT provides its services seven days a week, with a team capacity of 18 cases, offering intense intervention for up to six weeks.

The older adult mental health service is open and valuing of the need to extend its psychology provision for those who present with dementia and older people with complex mental health needs so you will be joining us at an exciting time of proposed expansion. You will therefore play a key role in developing relevant psychological care pathways by leading or contributing to training, supervision and governance aspects of evidence-based psychosocial and psychological models, alongside service development projects relevant to this area. The post may also include opportunities for diagnostic assessment of dementia where appropriate. There is also scope for the post holder to offer clinical placements from

the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Trent (Lincoln & Nottingham University) programme. CPD and engagement with wider professional networks is supported.

We are a flexible employer and there will be opportunities for blended site-based and home working options.

For further information please contact Steven Roberts (Associate Director of Operations) on 01522 500690 or Dr Sharon Agar (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 01522 500690.


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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