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Advanced Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Practitioner, to join the Central Manchester Community Mental Health Services).

The Central CMHT's offer a comprehensive range of mental health specialties within one multi-disciplinary team to meet the mental health and social care needs of the population of Central Manchester who require the input of secondary care mental health services.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and ever-developing service to drive forward recovery led care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join the service as a member of the Central Manchester Community Mental Health Servies.

The Advanced Practitioner will have a personal case load and will be responsible for the assessment, formulation and prescribing of care planning including discharge planning within agreed protocols, for service users presenting with complex mental and physical health needs. The post holder will be recognised as an expert practitioner in an identified field of practice and will advise the multidisciplinary team on expert, safe and effective models of care and treatment.

The post holder will effectively be required to cover all functions of the community division determined by the service need including, but not limited to, work in the CMHTS in the Central footprint.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Act as a role model to nursing staff by demonstrating leadership and expertise within the service and Trust.

Provide leadership in relation to the service and Trust's nursing strategy.

Provide interface between the clinical team, GMMH teams and other key stakeholders, such as Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Routinely attend and contribute towards clinical team meetings and strategy meetings.

Assess service users' mental health, including psychopathology, medical history and physical health.

Assess service users' problems, needs and strengths in order to inform their care and treatment.

Undertake physical examinations supported by the agreed level of competency.

Complete service users mental and physical health needs on a regular basis.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • BSc degree at 2:2 +
  • Non-medical Prescribing qualification
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • oHold a MSc in Advanced Practice
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical supervision training and experience
Experience Essential
  • Proven experience of working at a senior clinical nurse level
  • Experience of working in a secondary care community setting
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients with complex mental and physical health needs
Experience Essential
  • Compiling protocols, audit and clinical guidance
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of leading in areas of service development

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