Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022
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The Perinatal Community Mental Health Team here at NSFT are seeking a motivated and dedicated Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our expanding team.

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within our highly specialist team, you will be providing care for new and expectant mums in their recovery. You will carry out clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care, working closely with and being supported by the wider MDT.

You will also clinically lead the Perinatal Nurses in driving forward service developments and will be part of the Senior Leadership Team.

It is an exciting time to join our service, during a period of rapid growth and expansion.

As a team we value creativity, innovation, and a passion for achieving a high-quality service for our service users, their babies, and families.

In keeping with our trust values of Positively, Respectfully and Together, we are looking for candidates who have exceptional people skills and demonstrate critical thinking.

Main duties of the job

The Perinatal Community mental health team provides prevention, detection and management of mental health problems that complicate pregnancy and the postpartum year. These include new-onset or recurrences of previous problems in women who have been well for some time and in women with existing mental health conditions who become pregnant. We work closely with other mental health services, jointly supporting women by offering advice and guidance.

The Perinatal Service is currently made up of two Consultant Psychiatrists, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (who is the Clinical Lead for our service), a therapies team, case managers from a range of disciplines, two Social Workers, Peer Support Workers, Nursery Nurses, and an OT. The service is supported by 3 Community Team Managers and a Service Manager.

We're looking for a hands-on, energetic clinician who can help to continue to drive our service forward.

About us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly, and supportive team. We are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations, pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. Our aim is to improve all aspects of people's lives in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? It's a beautiful place to live - you are never far from the coastline or the Norfolk Broads. Our villages, towns and cities are full of history, independent cafes, shops, and theatres. We have top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too!

Our service philosophy

We believe that staff, who feel valued by their employers and are truly engaged, can provide better outcomes for our service users.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information please view the Job Description for further details / informal visits please contact:

Melinda Bird

Perinatal CMHT Service Manager


Telephone: 01603 786781

Person Specification
  • RN (Mental Health or General Nurse)
  • Post registration qualification in specialty
  • Educated to Master's degree level in relevant subject area
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Independent Prescribing qualification

  • Approved clinician

  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Comprehensive experience at local leadership level within speciality
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current issues in speciality
  • Experience and knowledge of quality standard setting and audit
  • Experience in managing complaints and quality assurance
  • Non-medical prescriber

  • Strong commitment to improving patient services with a clear focus on achieving performance goals
  • Organisational and people management skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage change
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to think and work strategically
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Mental state examination skills
  • Interpretation of bloods and ECG results

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“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. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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