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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Full Time
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We are expecting! An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the North Yorkshire and York Perinatal Team for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for one year to cover maternity leave. We are a specialist service that strives to deliver excellent standards of care to expectant and new mothers of all ages with severe and complex mental health problems. We are one team with two cells; one covering the Northallerton and Harrogate area and the other covering the York and Scarborough area. This post is to cover the York and Scarborough cell so can be based in either place.

We are looking for a highly motivated mental health nurse with some experience in perinatal mental health and further specialist training will be provided to the successful candidates. The post holder must be able to work flexibly and independently within a challenging environment.

The post holder will have experience of assessment and managing risk of service users within the community. They will also have knowledge of psychological interventions and models such as CBT, DBT etc. The post holder must have excellent communication skills with a detailed knowledge of safeguarding procedures.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an active member of the clinical leadership team as well as supporting with service improvement and operational duties when required.

The successful candidate will provide daily leadership to other members of the multi-disciplinary team and will be involved in the ongoing review and development of the service. This will involve working effectively with other leadership colleagues and external stakeholders.

There will be an expectation that you will be involved in the assessment, formulation, and delivery of interventions to women, and will act as care coordinator/lead professional when required.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and we would encourage any prospective applicants to speak to the manager to find out more.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH/RNLD, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Recognised sign-off mentor
  • Key skills in literacy
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field
  • Significant experience working with patients who display high risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experience
  • Developing practice standards
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Inter-agency working
  • Experience of working within a range of services including inpatient and community settings
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Extensive knowledge of patients who display high risk behaviours
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment (depending on specialist area)
  • Specialist knowledge of working within a multi-disciplinary/multi- agency community team setting.
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate clinical history taking and assessment skills in order to provide nurse led diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and motivational skills
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and resilient in challenging situations.

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