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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2022.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8115

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
IPBT - Spalding and South Lincs Rural
Location:
TBC
Salary:
£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.


JOB TITLE: Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner

DEPARTMENT: Integrated Place Based Team (IPBT)

LOCATION/BASE ADDRESS:
1 x Post Spalding PCN covering Munroe medical practice, Beechfield medical centre and Johnson GP practice
1 x Post South Lincs Rural covering Galletly Surgery (Bourne), The Deepings (Market Deeping) and Abbeyview Surgery (Crowland), Long Sutton, Holbeach, Littlebury, Moulton, Gosberton and Sutterton surgeries

 

BAND AND SALARY: Band 7 £40,057- £45,839

NUMBER OF HOURS: 1.0 wte (37.5 hours per week)

TEMP/PERM (END DATE IF FIXED TERM): Permanent contract


In LPFT we are forging ahead in our community transformation plans that aim to offer a dynamic, localised approach that is responsive, evaluated & tailored to local need, targeting health inequalities. We are focused on helping people towards recovery, enabling them to live well in their community as much as possible. We work closely with the local community to design and improve services, ensuring what we provide is best suited to the patient, their carers and their other family members. This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.

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 to improve the lives of adults who access healthcare services. If you are interested we would strongly urge you read the candidate pack and contact Jodie Lindley on jodielindley@nhs.net to discuss the post, IPBT and community transformation further.

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):
• Providing specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support service users with highly complex mental health needs/serious mental illness.
• Developing and implementing clinical processes that contributes towards the continuous improvement of mental health provision across the primary care network (GP practices)
• Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT
• Managing a caseload of highly complex service users, working closely with the locality secondary mental health service, to maintain care plans and avoid escalation.

The Successful Candidate will:
• Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person Specification.
• Be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of highly complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.
• Preferably have some experience of working closely with or within primary care.
• Demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation.
• Be able to demonstrate appreciation of service users needs and a track record of improving care

We are committed to a recovery and person centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their own mental health and well-being. The successful applicant will implement 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.

Why work with us:
The trust is 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.

Our aim is to employ a diverse workforce, we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups and those who have had lived experience. We also seek applications from people with protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 (Age, Disability, Gender, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sexual Orientation).

LPFT employ over 2500 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users. As an employee of the Trust, you can access a number of benefits at any time:
- Lease car scheme
- Home electronics scheme
- Staff wellbeing support
- Early access to physiotherapy
- Free eyesight tests
- NHS pension scheme
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Relocation packages up to £8000 *subject to relocation produce and eligibility criteria*

*Subject to Job Evaluation*




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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