Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You will have continuing responsibility for proactive assessment, monitoring and management of patients and ensuring care is current, evidence based and in line with practice standards. You will provide clinical leadership to the team in evaluation and monitoring of the service, provide specialist assessment as per the service users, and carer's requirement.

You will lead with other senior colleagues the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice and care pathways / packages and NICE guidance and DH guidance leading on service development and policy in conjunction with the other Advanced Practitioners, senior clinicians, Clinical Manager and Operational Services Manager.

You will work with the Clinical Manager to ensure that the nursing service is contemporary, evidence based and in line with practice standards, providing day-to-day nursing, clinical leadership, evaluation and monitoring of the service.

Main duties of the job

You will also have responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of lower banded staff within your team as required by your manager, this may include the management of these staff in line with agreed Trust HR processes.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts where appropriate and operationally required.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and as required in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer
  • The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Core Clinical Function

  • Manage and oversee management and care of service users with highly complex needs.
  • Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage the maintenance of accurate and timely documentation / records on all service users in line with your Professional Code of Conduct and Trust policy
  • Conduct and supervise assessment and observation to ensure appropriate and timely feedback to the team
  • Conduct, supervise and oversee risk assessments of the individual highly complex cases and the potential hazards in the service users environment
  • Provide professional clinical leadership at multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business, professional or safeguarding meetings
  • Report and document incidents as required and act upon findings as appropriate
  • Act as a care coordinator in highly complex cases
  • Assess and review care and support and supervise lower banded staff in this process
  • Responsible for teams administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy including:
    • Safe transportation and storage of medicines, checking receipt, storage of medicines in medicine cupboard
    • Providing education around the medication prescribed, side effects, actions and aids to compliance
  • Provide education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness and training packages for staff
  • Provide psycho-social intervention, education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness with aim to prevent relapse and admission
  • Provide practical support, guidance and education for services users, carers and other professionals as required
  • Undertake, supervise and sign off nursing needs assessments
  • Undertake carers assessment in line with Trust key performance indicators
  • Provide specialist assessment and intervention commensurate with skills and training with colleagues where required
  • Be competent in use of relevant screening and assessment tools, supervise and train lower banded staff in their use
  • Lead and actively take part in comprehensive assessment, care planning, treatment and review of care in line with the requirements of the Mental Health care clusters
  • Lead and participate in formulation, delivery and review of individualised evidence based care / care packages according to NICE guidance including non-medication strategies
  • Lead in the continuing development of a high quality service and contribute to local emergency plan, team risk assessment etc. that is underpinned by evidence based practice, care pathways / packages and NICE and DH Guidance
  • Identify, assess and manage clinical and non-clinical risks / hazards in your area through the completion of the relevant risk assessments and the implementation of risk treatment plans for inclusion in the local and Trusts risk registers through the Risk Management department
  • Undertake physical health checks of service users and ensure team act on the findings appropriately
  • Understand the eligibility criteria and assessment process for Self-Directed Support (SDS) to meet service user needs
  • Review SDS services in a robust and efficient manner, pro-actively promoting the approach of SDS
  • Understand and utilise Health and Social Care commissioned services, demonstrating an empathetic approach of Fairer Access to Care Services

For Non-Medical Prescribers
  • Trained Advance Nurse Practitioners (Independent Non-medical prescribers) who have diagnostic skills will provide consultation diagnosis and prescribe for a specific group of service users
  • Core Non-Clinical Function

    • Manage and coordinate multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business / handover
    • In conjunction with the Clinical Manager, take a lead role in clinical service development and review
    • Identify aspects of the service which need to be improved and implement appropriate changes in conjunction with the Clinical Manager
    • Participate with the Clinical Manager for the recruitment of employees in accordance with Trust Recruitment Policy and NHS Safer Recruitment Guidelines. Ensure that appropriate corporate and departmental Induction is undertaken immediately following appointment and that staff records that are retained are accurate and up-to-date
    • In conjunction with the Clinical Manager, work within the available budget of the service and attend regular Performance Management meetings
    • Provide clinical leadership and professional expertise to the team
    • Work closely with and assist the Clinical Manager with development and implementation of operational / clinical policies contributing to the formulation and review of appropriate policies
    • Deliver training where appropriate for other professionals
    • Lead the Team in the evaluation and monitoring of service in conjunction with the Clinical and Operational Service Manager
    • Deputise in the absence of the Clinical Manager
    • Sign-off highly complex nursing needs assessments
    • Provide clinical expertise and support to the Commissioning Panels (Health & Social Care)
    • Participate in SI investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures plus any relevant investigations in line with Trust policies
    • Manage the nursing capability process as necessary
    • Ensure that the service through the implementation of performance management, all key performance indicators and targets identified by the Trust are met, and adhere to local and government initiatives
    • Responsible for the coordination and management of the team in providing a safe, effective and therapeutic clinical service, ensuring the delivery of high quality community mental health care packages
    • Work in conjunction with the Clinical Manager to promote the Trusts Nursing Strategy
    • Management Responsibility

      You will be expected to support the work of the Clinical Manager in managing the performance of the service. This will include financial and resource management, operational planning, clinical governance, scheduling the delivery of the service and workforce planning.

      You will be expected to support and plan new service delivery initiatives taking a lead management role in these initiatives as requested by clinical manager or operational service manager,

Person Specification



  • Registration Mental Health Nurse RMN Part 3
  • Post graduate qualification degree or extensive experience of community mental health nursing Mentorship Preparation
  • Highly specialist knowledge developed and supported by theory and experience


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions including CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches



  • Proven experience of working in a health / social care or community setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with, supervising lower banded staff of various disciplines.
  • Managing the care of service users with highly complex needs
  • Conduct specialist (including risk) assessments for service users / in the service user environment
  • Ability to work with the Clinical Manager in the development and implementation of operational / Trust policies


  • Provide clinical expertise and support to the Commissioning Panels (Health & Social Care)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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