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Advanced Practitioner - Early Intervention Psychosis

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner (Band 7) in the Early Intervention Psychosis team in Cambridge - CAMEO.

CAMEO is the specialist Early Intervention Psychosis service in Cambridgeshire. This post will be located in the dynamic and multi-cultural city of Cambridge.

We cover Cambridge City, Ely and surrounding areas, as well as south Cambridgeshire towards the Hertfordshire border. We have adopted a hybrid model of working and would welcome applicants from neighbouring counties.

We are:

A multi-disciplinary team including nurses, social workers, OTs, doctors, support workers, psychologists, and CBTp therapists.

Supportive, and evidence based, working in a holistic and whole team approach.

Following the EI ethos, promoting hope and recovery, and working collaboratively with our clients their families, and networks.

We offer a central location with good amenities, a supportive team with regular supervision, and a positive working environment with opportunities for training and development.

As an experienced Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist you must be compassionate, committed and keen to learn and develop knowledge about the EI model.

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Main duties of the job

As the post holder you will provide inspirational specialist clinical leadership within the service whilst also maintaining a level of clinical input to include specialist EI assessments and delivery of interventions.

You will promote an effective ethos across the service, working closely with the Team and Service Manager participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the service and support and implement changes to practice.

You can participate in the strategic direction of the service liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in the team. You will have an understanding and take leadership of appropriate interventions in CAMEO.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to the needs of the service
  • To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions and EI quality standards in order to be able to lead in clinical area.
  • To receive appropriate management supervision
  • To demonstrate excellent communication
  • To establish professional links with other care groups and
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person-centred outcome for the individual.
  • To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and individual client.
  • To ensure appropriate records of assessment and treatment are regularly maintained which adhere to professional guidelines.
  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake case management/lead professional/CPA as needed.
  • To participate in all clinical, business and service meetings as appropriate, to contribute to effective team functioning, service delivery and development.
  • To take a lead on clinical matters and policy development relating to EI
  • To provide professional leadership within the service, working with Team Managers and Service Manager for the planning and delivering of team practice within Cameo and the wider service delivery.
  • To participate in recruitment and selection process of staff when
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team
  • To lead on learning and development across the service, from the student experience onwards.
  • To be part of a senior professional group for on-going support and development as
  • To take a lead on audits within the team
  • To use knowledge of practice development principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resource.
  • Promote and use evidence-based approaches to improve
  • Critically evaluates and applies research findings pertinent to patient care, team management and outcomes.
  • Participates in promoting quality through development of collaborative and innovative approaches to health care delivery.
  • The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multi- disciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patients/clients and their relatives/carers.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, OT, Social work or psychology
  • Degree or extensive clinical experience.
  • Completion of Mentorship/ Coaching Course or intention to complete
  • Evidence of Continuous professional development


  • Able to deliver a key skilled clinical intervention such as non medical prescribing, family intervention, CBT



  • Extensive experience of working alongside people with complex mental health problems
  • Experience of supervising staff clinically
  • Extensive experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people
  • Extensive experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments.
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies.
  • Extensive experience of working within the CPA process
  • Extensive understanding of clinical governance


  • Experience of leading teams in practice improvement.

Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced clinical skills in: assessment, planning and therapeutic intervention.
  • Provision of specialist clinical advice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others (individuals and groups)
  • Excellent ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and impart information to others to facilitate their development.
  • Skills in influencing, empowering, developing and shaping the behaviours of others.


  • Experience in audits

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Advanced specialist knowledge of EI assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group.
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance and other national guidance relevant to delivery of safe practice
  • Knowledge of relevant practice legislation to include the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Act.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterton Medical Centre

35 Union Lane



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