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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/08/2022.

Senior Clinician RMN or SW

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8286

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service
Lincoln and Grantham Police Stations
£32,306 to £39,027 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.

Senior Clinician RMN or SW B6 Based in Lincoln and Grantham

Full time ( 37.5 hours/shift work)

Are you an ambitious and flexible RMN or SW? Would you like to join our exciting service assessing and supporting vulnerable adults and children coming into contact with the criminal justice system?

The Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJL&D) service launched on 1 April 2020. Commissioned by NHS England, and in partnership with the charity Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT), it provides mental health professional cover for four custody suites and two magistrates courts, and the crown court across Lincolnshire. Your role will involve:

  • Assessing and referring on people of all ages and all vulnerabilities, and contributing to diverting them from the criminal justice system where appropriate.
  • Working closely with the police, courts and wider CJL&D team (including LAT Practitioner staff) and writing structured reports for use in the magistrates court

This post will be suitable for a RMN or SW with SIGNIFICANT experience of working in mental health with vulnerable adults or children. The post involves assessing people in both the custody suites and the courts , so experience working with people coming into contact with the CJS is desirable. Willingness to work closely with partner agencies in a collaborative way is essential, and the post will include advising and supporting LAT staff. This post involves high levels of autonomous clinical practice around risk assessment and defensible decision making.

You need to be willing to work flexibly a seven day a week 9am - 9pm shift system, for which unsocial hours enhancements will be paid as appropriate. Job share will be considered. Travel across Lincolnshire will be necessary, for which mileage will be paid. Police (Level 2) vetting will be necessary for these posts.
If you require further information about the posts or vetting processes, please contact Sarah Spicer on 07920 230 363.

Job description and specification are appended. In the application please describe how you meet the essential and desirable role competencies in the person specification.

Closing date: 22/08/22
Interview date: To be arranged

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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