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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/08/2022.

B7 Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8223

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Eating Disorders Service
to be confirmed
£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.

Would you like to be at the forefront of exciting new developments within eating disorders. Do you have a passion to work in an eating disorders specialism?

The Eating Disorders Service provides specialist treatments for adults with a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and/or Atypical Eating Disorders in the community on an outpatient basis across the county. We have an intensive day treatment programme for low weight individuals and for those who may be at higher risk of admission due to their eating difficulties. As part of the transformation model, we are also developing an Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) to provide meal support in the community.

We are seeking CBT Practitioner to join our dedicated Eating Disorders Service in Lincolnshire. Banding of this post will be dependent on experience. This is an opportunity for you to work as part of an enthusiastic and motivated multi-professional team and be innovative in your approach to supporting this patient group.

The team consists of a Team Manager/Nurse Specialist; Consultant Psychiatrist; Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist; Freed Co-ordinator, Nurse Specialist; Dietitians, Assistant Practitioners, Community Support Workers; Medical Secretary and Team Secretaries. We have strong links with the CAMHS Eating Disorders Service and Trust Dietetic Service. We are actively involved with Nottingham and Lincoln Universities, supporting their clinical training and research.

The service provides the latest in evidence based NICE psychological interventions to adults with an eating disorder. The team’s multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of individuals is a real strength.

The postholder will work within a well-established team however you will be required to deliver an autonomous service as part of your role, operating within professional guidelines and the overall framework of Trust’s policies and procedures.

The postholder will be expected to provide a high standard of specialist clinical care, within a Community Eating Disorders Service, using effective assessments, evidence-based treatments via clinical pathways and comprehensive discharge planning. You will deliver NICE recommended evidence based psychological interventions for eating disorders, provide robust risk assessment and management plans, taking appropriate therapeutic risk. You will manage a caseload and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of, the Service/Trust productivity requirements, including waiting times. We work closely with CAMHS Eating Disorders Service and you will be required to provide joint working and transitions from CAMHS eating disorder services as appropriate.
We are committed to staff development and the post holder will receive regular management and clinical supervision along with relevant training to meet recommended NICE guidelines.
The postholder’s main base will be dependent on your location. The service is countywide and therefore the post holder is expected to be able to work in other locations providing face to face clinical interventions and attending meetings dependent on service need and demand. The Trust is also open to remote and flexible working possibilities as part of this role and dependant on business/service needs. The trust also makes use of digital technology that allows for remote working when appropriate.
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*

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact Heather Killick, Team Co-ordinator on 01522 421632.

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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