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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**Previous applicants need not apply**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Advance Nurse Practitioner to join our Adult Locality Mental Health Team in Peterborough.

This post will suit an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible individual with a relevant NMP qualification, or be willing to achieve this within a year of commencing the role. Arrangement for Consultant support and prescribing supervision are already in place.

Our service is a multidisciplinary team, which works as part of a wider Northern Hub within Peterborough, Fenland and Huntingdon Adult Locality Teams. The ideal post holder will be happy to work alongside our colleagues in the wider hub and have the ability to travel across a specified geographical area, preferably with experience of working as a CPN in a clinical setting previously.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times, and with a desire for innovation. We are able to support agile working for staff, using all appropriate I.T equipment and support.

We value previous experience working with patients in crisis on the wards, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, First Response Service or community because the job also requires you to provide effective management of clients in the Adult Locality Team who are presenting in crisis, working closely alongside the key workers and the wider team.

Main duties of the job

  • Holding a weekly prescribing clinic
  • Support development of the service by working collaboratively with the wider MDT, promoting innovative approach to health care delivery.
  • To provide effective management of clients who are presenting in crisis in the absence of the key worker or with the agreement of the key worker, including updating crisis plans, attending meetings with other professionals and family members who are supporting the patient during their crisis and leading on any safeguarding issues.
  • To work from the team base, alongside other staff working in the duty team, to provide immediate support to admin, team managers and other team members who are engaged with developing or ongoing crises or unplanned work in the team. This post is predominately Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, some flexibility is expected in line with role and responsibility.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot usepublic transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

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.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to needs of service area.
  • To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in clinical area.
  • To receive management supervision from the Service Manager or equivalent.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • To establish professional links with other care groups and professionals.
  • To administer medication within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.
  • 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, CPA/Trust Policy and recognised systems within the Locality Team.
  • 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 team 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 nursing practice.
  • To provide professional leadership within the team, working with relevant Team Manager and Service Managers for the planning and delivering of nursing practice within the mental health teams and wider service delivery.
  • To participate in recruitment and selection process of staff when appropriate.
  • To have good awareness of the protocols and Trust policies and protocols within nursing and the Nursing Strategy.
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team members.
  • To be part of a senior nurses group for on-going support and development.
  • Working with the Team Managers, to ensure nursing staff within the team are compliant with NMC regulations.
  • To take a lead on audits within the team and support the development of non medical prescribing.
  • To use knowledge of practice development principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resource.
  • Promotes and uses evidence based approached to improve practice.
  • 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 multidisciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patients/clients and their relatives/carers.
  • To coordinate the duty Team and support clinicians with managing and assessing high risk clinical situations and formulating a risk management plan. This may include episodic periods of supporting clinical staff within the Adult Locality Team and risk assessment and risk management for service users operating within Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures, including work with service users deemed as vulnerable adults.
  • To develop close working relationships with the acute service pathways to improve transitions of care for patients moving between the adult locality teams and the crisis services

  • Person Specification



    • Degree or equivalent
    • Professional qualifications in Mental Health Nursing
    • Completion of Mentorship/ Coaching Course or intention to complete
    • Evidence of Continuous professional development
    • Must complete Non- Medical Prescribing qualification within one year of starting this post.


    • Leadership Qualification
    • Non-medical prescribing Qualification
    • Psychological Therapy qualification training with individuals and/or families.



    • 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
    • Extensive understanding of clinical governance


    • Experience of leading nursing staff or teams in practice improvement.
    • Lived experience of mental health.
    • Experience of working within a Crisis service
    • Experience of working with a wider stakeholder groups- care pathways, independent sector agencies.

    Skills and abilities


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Able to establish and maintain communication with individuals, families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters.
    • Strong ability to innovate and implement change
    • Skills in influencing, empowering, developing and shaping the behaviours of others. oAdvanced skills in problem solving oExcellent organisational and time management skills oExcellent IT skills and a willingness to embrace and use new technology. oThe ability to multi-task and mental adaption to different and unpredictable situations
    • Advanced skills in problem solving
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills
    • Excellent IT skills and a willingness to embrace and use new technology.
    • The ability to multi-task and mental adaption to different and unpredictable situations


    • Experience in audits
    • Experience in physical health monitoring, and clinics

    Knowledge and Understanding


    • Knowledge of NICE guidance and other national guidance relevant to delivery of safe nursing practice.
    • Knowledge of the Mental Health and Care Act.
    • Excellent understanding of the NMC Code and its application in practice.
    • Knowledge of acute and chronic risk.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.


    • Ability to develop and lead new initiatives within the clinical care environment
    • IT qualification

    Physical requirement


    • Ability to travel across a number of geographical locations within the Trust.
    • Able to demonstrate ability to work with clients who are presenting in crisis.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


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