Advanced Nurse Practitioner- Early Intervention Outreach and Wellbeing

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year gross per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our Children, Families and Young People Service in Suffolk to meet the needs of children and young people with mental health problems. The post holder will lead the clinical development of our new outreach and wellbeing mental health service area. The focus of this area of service is a locality-based model in Suffolk developing teams to intervene early as part of our whole system mental health approach as we embed the iThrive framework.

The services will consist of teams working in education, primary care and family hubs providing consultation, advice guidance and help. The teams are a reconfiguration of our existing teams which include the CYP IAPY/Wellbeing Team, Psychology in Schools Team and primary Care network funded clinicians working alongside the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools. The role will work closely with colleagues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Young Adult Mental Health Services and Community Eating Disorder Service.

We are looking for someone with senior clinical experience who will be responsible for the clinical strategic planning and development for their designated service area. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the safe and effective care and support clinical issues arising within their service area working in partnership with a Psychological therapy lead and Service Manager.

Main duties of the job

This is a diverse role bringing an exciting opportunity to work alongside partners and stakeholders to promote early intervention in Suffolk Children and Young People's emotional wellbeing and improve outcomes for recovery. We are looking for someone who will be able to provide clinical leadership a and will play a key part in the comprehensive CFYP transformation in Suffolk. The transformation is part of our whole system change and managers will be supported by programme managers and a project support officer. The Service model will be shaped by working with our people participation lead and in collaboration with children, young people, their parents and carers and with the VCSE, to ensure the development of a accessible, responsive and high quality service. This is an exciting opportunity to drive change and develop your leadership and change management skills.

About us

This is an exciting time of Transformation of Mental Health Services in Suffolk, which has created opportunity, not only for services to recognise and consolidate what they are doing well, but also to drive creativity to radically change service delivery. These changes are driven by the needs of local communities, with the aim of embedding Mental Health Services within the community and truly bringing the expertise to where it is needed. NSFT in collaboration with the Suffolk Alliance Partners are striving to deliver a truly biopsychosocial approach within the Thrive framework. This is going to require significant system changes across Suffolk to realise the goal of a whole system approach.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To fully support the service with the strategic and operational planning and delivery for their designated specialist service area(s) within the locality.

The post holder is an experienced nurse who acting within their own professional boundaries will provide care for presenting service users from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for service users cared for in a mental health setting.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process. They will work with the medical team to meet the needs of the service users and provide clinical professional nurse leadership to the nursing team.

Provides the highest standard of professional and expert clinical leadership that influences advanced level of nursing practice in mental health and demonstrates positive role modelling of this role within the nursing profession

Person Specification
  • RN (Mental Health or General Nurse)
  • Recognised leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Post registration qualification in specialty

  • Masters level education or demonstrable equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current issues in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

  • Non-medical prescribe

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

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