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B7 Primary Care Senior Practitioner – Mental Health

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8134

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Primary Care
£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.

Exciting New Opportunities – Band 7 Primary Care Senior Practitioner – Mental Health

Posts available covering the following localities:

2 Posts covering Galletly Surgery (Bourne), The Deepings (Market Deeping) and Abbeyview Surgery (Crowland)
1 Post covering Long Sutton, Holbeach, Littlebury, Moulton, Gosberton and Sutterton surgeries
1 Post covering Munroe Medical Centre, Beechfield Medical Centre,

Please indicate in your supporting information should you have a preference regarding localities.

If you wish to discuss the posts further contact Jodie Lindley LPFT Service manager on

The Role:
You will be assigned to the Primary Care Network (PCN) to support the community mental health transformation programme and will work autonomously providing mental health leadership and implementing clinical processes. You will undertake mental health assessments and arrange follow up in Primary Care as appropriate and necessary to provide therapeutic interventions. 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.

Ideal candidates will also be qualified to prescribe and support with medication decisions. Opportunities to develop these skills and qualifications can be provided to the successful candidate.
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 PCN to support people 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 PCN (multiple GP practices)
• Providing best practice training, mentorship and guidance to mental health practitioners and other roles within the primary care/ neighbourhood MDT
• Managing presentations of highly complex/SMI presentations working closely with the secondary mental health services, to maintain personalised care plans which focus on what matters to the person and avoid escalation to urgent care pathways
• To perform the duties of an independent prescriber, ensuring that appropriate medication is prescribed, monitored and administered in line with current best practice and the Trust Medicines Management Policy.

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.
• Have some experience of working closely with or within primary care.
• Demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation.

The post holder will be encouraged to contribute to service development, and there will be opportunities for CPD and clinical supervision both via psychiatry department and PCN.

Please ensure that you are able to demonstrate in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. Only applications that meet the essential criteria will be considered.

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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