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Clinical Nurse Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year High secure allowance £7,000
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to work as a Clinical Nurse Practitioner (CNP) within the Mental Health Service. The CNP role involves the delivery of advanced nursing care to patients, including the delivery of therapies and activities that contribute to the Trauma Informed Care Pathway of the service. The post holder will offer clinical supervision and support to nursing and multidisciplinary team through excellent clinical leadership and management skills. There is an expectation that the role will be split between 60% clinical activity and 40% practice and service development.

Main duties of the job

This role involves providing advanced healthcare assessment and intervention for patients within the Mental Health Service, who present with complex risks and needs. This role requires the individual to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams and provide advanced clinical advice on the provision of treatments across their specialist area. They will be required to demonstrate active leadership skills within the team, providing education, supervision and support to staff in accordance with service needs. The role also involves contributing to service evaluation, improvement and development, in accordance with the service's clinical strategy.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Work Practice
  • To act as the clinical expert for issues associated with their specialist area of practice across the service area through high quality consultation and supervision
  • To develop and deliver appropriate core/advanced training, development and education packages to identified groups of staff (i.e within the job holder specialty)
  • To contribute to the delivery, development and evaluation of therapy programmes
  • Ensuring specialist interventions are evidence based, follow national guidelines and are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of systems of work utilising audit to ensure quality assurance
  • To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records
  • To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records
  • To analyse and interpret relevant clinical observations/ records and support the clinical team around highly complex cases in regards to the individuals specialty.
  • Act as a senior clinician and demonstrate excellent practice in the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation and national directives (including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty etc) within an area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provide professional leadership, guidance and development to individual nurses and nursing teams to improve the overall patient experience of high quality, compassionate and safe nursing care.
  • To be responsible for individual application of safeguarding responsibilities for children and vulnerable adults in line with policy, procedure and guidance, including making timely child and adult safeguarding referrals as required.
  • Responsible for the safe monitoring, management, conveyance and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.
  • To undertake any other duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role
  • To make use of regular clinical supervision
  • To contribute to the facilitation of supervision and reflective practice for staff teams

Person Specification



  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional / Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Post qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant area of practice.


  • Additional relevant specialist training through degree/ diploma or supplemented through short courses to masters level or equivalent
  • Specialist clinical qualifications / training
  • Management / Leadership Development courses
  • Supervision Training



  • Experience of working with 'mentally disordered offenders'
  • Experience of working in secure settings
  • Proven track record of working effectively in MDTs
  • Leadership / team building experience and the ability to develop others
  • Demonstrate comprehensive risk assessment skills
  • Experience delivering and receiving supervision


  • Experience of conference presentations and/or publications
  • Experience of delivering training to groups of staff
  • Experience of delivering both individual and group therapy programmes
  • Experience of developing and reviewing specialist treatment programmes
  • Experience of facilitating reflective practice group sessions



  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of trauma and trauma-informed care
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Code of Practice
  • Knowledge of current legislation and contemporaneous issues in forensic care
  • Demonstrate understanding of National and Local issues in relation to secure inpatient care
  • Cultural awareness / competence in relation to an aspect of diversity



  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills and ability to effectively manage groups
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate skills of conflict resolution
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries


  • Research and audit skills
  • Extensive IT skills

Physical Requirements


  • Able to physically participate in the management of violence and aggression training and its implementation in practice

Contractual Requirements


  • Working 37.5 hour week, Monday to Friday 7.5 hours

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Rampton Hospital



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