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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2022.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner – Older Adults

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8143

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
IPBT
Location:
Gainsborough
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 – Older Adults (Based within the Trent Primary Care Network)

DEPARTMENT: Primary Care
LOCATION/BASE ADDRESS: Gainsborough
BAND AND SALARY: Band 7
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. This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.
We are looking to recruit a senior mental health practitioner to work in the Trent Primary Care Network. If you are interested, we would strongly urge you to read the candidate pack and contact Clare Credland, Neighbourhood Lead via clare.credland@nhs.net or Christine Coupar, Service Manager via Christine.Coupar@nhs.net

The Role:
Whilst based within the locality PCN you will provide mental health leadership and implement clinical processes. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments, you will take on a caseload of highly complex older adult service users to provide therapeutic interventions and coordinate their care.

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 (multiple 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.
• To perform the duties of a non-medical 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.
• 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

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.




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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