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

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8145

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults Community Mental Health Team Grantham
Manthorpe Centre, Grantham Hospital, Manthorpe Road, Grantham
£32,306 to £39,027 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.

We have a vacancy for a qualified practitioner in our Older Adult CMHT in Grantham.  This would suit an experienced registered mental health nurse/social worker/OT; however we would be happy to receive and consider applications from a variety of qualified healthcare practitioners including registered general nurses, paramedics etc.  We would also encourage a Band 5 practitioner to consider applying for the post and we will provide the structure and training to enable the successful candidate to grow professionally to meet the competencies of a Band 6 role.  So, if you are looking to broaden your clinical experience and develop your career, we would love to receive your application.

The Team provide a service across Monday to Friday 9-5, offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with memory difficulties and for older adults experiencing mental health difficulties within the Grantham and Sleaford area.  Training and support for this will be provided if this has not previously been part of your job role.

The Team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Specialist Doctor, Senior Mental Health Practitioners, Associate Practitioners, and the Dementia Support Service.  The Older Adult Division encompasses CMHT’s, inpatient wards and Home Treatment Teams as an alternative to hospital admission.  As a division we work closely together on a joined-up patient pathway to ensure transitions between services are smooth and aid patient recovery.

The successful applicant will be providing high quality person-centred care to patients, families, and carers.  You will act as care co-ordinator/Lead HCP, undertaking comprehensive evidence-based assessments, supporting patients to work towards recovery goals, build self-resilience and promote independent living.  You will be caring for and coordinating a caseload of patients who are on both the mental health and the memory assessment pathway.  You will also be working alongside Neighbourhood Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers. 

Grantham Adult and Older Adult CMHT’s are actively involved in the Community Transformation roll out.  Local Integrated Place Based Teams are being developed to support those patients with serious mental illness who do not need to be in receipt of secondary services. The Transformation Pathway is developing a step up, step down approach to ensure a smooth passage for patients through services at differing times of need, with a “no wrong door” philosophy. 

The post holder will also have the ability to travel independently in the community to deliver services.

What We Offer

As a Trust we employ over 2200 staff and in recent years we are proud to have been voted by those staff as one of the best Mental Health Trusts in England.

We firmly believe the key to high patient quality care is a contended workforce. And this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us “Outstanding” for well led and “Good” overall.

We believe in having a diverse workforce to reflect and support the diverse patient groups in our community.

The Trust has a clear focus on professional development to support individuals to provide excellent patient care and we also have a strong coaching network.

We have 3 active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT+), and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE)

Our Staff Wellbeing Team provides an excellent and diverse array of groups and support, ranging from sleep hygiene, cancer support groups, CBT work and general advice and support. 

Want to talk about the role?

If you feel you are the right candidate for this post and would like to arrange an informal visit or to discuss the role further please do not hesitate to contact Rachel Stiff, Team Coordinator on 07935 706 605 or email

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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