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Advanced Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
You will have a keen interest and experience of working with older adults with mental health needs (both memory loss and functional needs) and will participate in the development of the service. You will be supervising and line managing the mental health staff in the Neighbourhood Teams. You will manage a small caseload and participate in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment process and will support service users and carers. You will work closely with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team and offer individual appointments to service users in the clinic setting and their own homes. You will lead clinical meetings and will participate in triaging referrals, allocation of work and support the wider team in meeting relevant targets.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, strong team work ethics and a strong sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

This post is open to qualified mental health practitioners with the right attributes to enhance and lead the developing service. In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. These services actively participate in research.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Integrated Neighbourhood Team.
  • To ensure that mental health pathways are delivered within the neighbourhood teams to work closely with both neighbourhood team staff and the integrated mental health team to ensure smooth communication and transitions within local services.
  • Undertake assessments to determine patient need and collaborate with key partners and stakeholders including local authorities and independent/private sector providers to meet the individual needs of patients and their families/carers whilst working always to reduce risk.
  • To ensure patients experience a timely, effective and person centred approach to the delivery of integrated care.
  • To manage and provide clinical supervision and leadership.
  • To undertake a range of management responsibilities, including but not limited to recruitment and selection processes, performance management, appraisal and sickness absence management and staff development.
  • To ensure that the voice of patients and their families/carers is listened to and suggestions for changes to practice are respected and where necessary, escalated to senior decision makers within the organisation.

About us

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

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • Work within the model of the NT (Neighbourhood teams), providing clinical leadership on the matters relating to mental health interventions and line manage the mental health staff based in the respective NTs.
  • Clinically supervise mental health practitioners within the NT to ensure that there is excellent communication and planning for mental health interventions across the teams.
  • Ensure systems are in place to receive and prioritise mental health referrals to the team and delegation to staff members with the level of skill and competence required to meet patient need.
  • Prioritise and manage own workload to ensure responsive care/interventions by staff with the level of skill and competence to meet patient need and provide advice and support to team members regarding the care/ management plan.
  • Ensure own leadership style facilitates effective communication, collaboration and motivation of staff and partners to achieve effective transfer of care.
  • Lead in the development of annual audit plans for the Integrated team
  • To be responsible for the management of and reporting on individual and team performance indicators and the development of remedial action plans as required
  • Support the Area Mental Health Manager in the development and provision of a responsive and proactive neighbourhood locality based approach to the prevention of avoidable hospital admissions through the support and mentoring of the NT to identify and mobilise interventions to reduce risk and maintain patients in their own home environment where this is possible.

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 use public 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 of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Level 1/and or equivalent AHP qualification.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development


  • Relevant qualifications in mental health e.g. Non-medical Prescribing
  • Management qualification



  • Demonstrate effective liaison with care providers, voluntary and statutory partners.
  • Proven record of experience and achievement in mental health assessment, care of adults and older people
  • Evidence of effective leadership management in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of common mental health conditions affecting adults and older people.


  • Budget management
  • Managing across sites

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision.
  • Experience of clinical supervision and leadership
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Understands and adheres to the principles of confidentiality.
  • Accepts responsibility and professional accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional supervision and support appropriately.
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity.



  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems.
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress.
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and space for development
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check and takes constructive action and calms others down.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Nye Bevan Brookfields Hospital

Mill road



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