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Clinical Nurse Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be a senior member of staff working in the City and Hackney Home Treatment and Crisis Team.

The successful candidate will also be an active practitioner within the service acting as a role model to other members of staff and eventually providing supporting advice to the team.

You will need to demonstrate creativity, tenacity and a 'can do' approach to service user care.

As well as working within the realm of your own profession you will also be expected to take on a generic role. The role will also encompass research, evidence of service development, audit and supervision of junior staff.

Weekly contracted hours will be 08:00 - 21:00hrs

You will be working in conjunction with the crisis pathway services (Psychiatric Liaison Service, Crisis Assessment Team, and crisis line)

Your role will involve you undertaking face to face comprehensive assessments, including risk assessment, effectively and efficiently.

Formulate and agree crisis safety care plans and to support and advise relatives and care givers.

Whilst your base will be within the Home treatment team there might be need to cover assessments within the Crisis pathway.

The post involves shift work combination of early shifts, late shifts and long days - the applicant is applying is required to have flexibility to work across three different shift patterns.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to work alongside and within the Mental Health Liaison Team and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team in working towards developing a cohesive crisis service pathway and supporting staffs professional development, experience, skills and knowledge. You will also be supported to develop skills through training provided by the trust to build assessment and formulation skills, risk management of psychotic, depressive, self-harm and suicidal presentation. In house training and development understanding Perinatal mental health, Children and Adolescence and working with individuals with Autism and ADHD.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Social Worker or Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Current Professional Registration
  • Mentorship Preparation or equivalent
  • Recognized post registration training
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • CBT and/or brief intervention /solution focused therapy and /or motivational interviewing or willingness to undertake



  • Substantial post qualification experience in the field of mental health crisis
  • Previous experience at working autonomously
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs of care
  • Essential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate well developed and confident professional assessment skills
  • Demonstrate skills in providing effective nursing leadership
  • Demonstrate skills in working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to make balanced clinical judgments and decisions

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health, Raybould Centre, Homerton Hospital

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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