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

Mental Health Practitioner - RN, OT or SW

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7615

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Boston CMHT
Beech House, Toot Lane, Fishtoft, Boston
£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.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker within the Boston Adult Mental Health Team (CMHT) based at Beech House in Boston.

This role will be working with service users with severe and enduring mental health within the community. The successful candidate will be an experienced and resilient registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and accustomed to working both autonomously and collaboratively and ideally be confident working within the community. However, we also welcome applications from those seeking a move from inpatient settings to the community and will support the right applicant in transitioning to a community setting.

The role is for a care coordinator who will manage a caseload of service users presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, many of whom will have chronic and complex needs relating to physical health, substance use, social issues and possibly forensic issues. There will be a requirement to work alongside other teams and services who may also be involved in the care of our service users and therefore the ability to communicate effectively and identify and maintain professional networks across various health settings is essential.

The Team provides provision of assessment, support and treatment to service users who have a severe and enduring mental illness, who can be subject to Supervised Community Treatment Orders (CTO’s).

The Successful candidate will work effectively in the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health assessments, treatment plans and manage risk. This work will involve working with service users and their carers in the delivery of evidence-based interventions/treatments, recovery focused work. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well as possessing good therapeutic and interpersonal skills. The post holder will be required to work autonomously as well as within the MDT and with other LPFT teams, private healthcare providers and external / voluntary agencies.

You will have a strong sense of initiative, excellent team working ability and communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of nursing interventions and community assessment skills. A willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

Experience of working with this service user group is desirable. The applicant will require an up to date working knowledge of current mental health legislation and issues around the care and treatment of community patients with complex needs.

The successful candidate must hold relevant qualification with an appropriate level of post qualification experience. You will need to be able to travel independently within the county.

For further details please contact Mary O'Sullivan on 01205 318075 or

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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