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Matron/Clinical Specialist Therapist Older People and Frailty

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8296

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham
£47,126 to £53,219 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.

Do you have the skills and passion to improve service for Older People? Are you a nurse or AHP?
The Older People and Frailty Division has an exciting new role for a Matron/Clinical Therapist Lead to join our team. In this role you will play an active role in supporting staff and the provision of specialist treatment/intervention for patients who are older adults with complex mental health, dementia combined with frailty and physical health care needs.
You will work closely with the quality lead and service managers to develop services, core competencies and quality initiatives based on evidence-based practice. This role will involve taking lead in the work force development, enhancing patient and carer experiences, supporting clinical standards and quality frameworks and leading on complex case reviews within the Division.

Skills & Experience
•Professional qualification in Nursing, Physiotherapy (Chartered) or Occupational, Dietetic Therapy
•RN or AHP Registration
•Suitable experience in the field of Older Adults (Extensive experience preferred but all excellent candidates will be considered, especially those with leadership experience)
•An understanding of older people aged related needs for frailty and complexity
•Experience of working within inpatient and community settings
About The Division
The Older People and Frailty Division provides assessment and support for older people who have memory impairment or mental health issues. We provide support across a range of services, including memory assessment and support, mental health, intensive home treatment, community and inpatient services. We have proven expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment and support.
We are currently reviewing our services and pathways and this is an exciting time to join our team to provide leadership, clinical expertise and support.
We welcome a range of professions into the Division to support the services development including social workers, OTs, Lead Nurses, Medics and Physiotherapists. We value the diversity of opinions that supports our service development initiatives.
As a Division, we are committed in supporting you to achieve your potential and this is an outstanding opportunity for you to make a significant impact on how services are delivered and how our staff are developed to ensure excellent care for service users experiencing Mental Health issues.
About The Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is a mental health and learning disability organisation, responsible for community and inpatient care, throughout Lincolnshire. It is a high performing and financially sound organisation which is rated highest for staff morale in the national staff survey, and overall 2nd highest for mental health (for organisations who use Picker); and has a ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ rating for well-led (CQC).
LPFT’s ambition is to be a Great Employer and Outstanding organisation for the people it serves and wants local people, service users and carers to have much more engagement, involvement and influence over how services are designed and delivered as we move into a system approach that takes into consideration the holistic needs of a person living in their local community.
I would welcome any contact from prospective candidates or those who want to know more For further details / informal visits please contact Dawn Parker on 07768131767 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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