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INTERNAL MPFT ONLY - Nurse Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Our Early Intervention in Psychosis service is looking for a Band 7 Nurse Practitioner to add to its lively and caring team. We offer support to individuals aged 14-65 experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis, using a wide range of biopsychosocial interventions.

The post is part-time, offering an excellent opportunity for a non-medical prescriber to develop their skills and positively promote nursing practice within the team and beyond. Training, good support and professional supervision is offered. Close relationships also exist with multi-agency partners and other specialist services.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a variety of specialist assessments and evidence based mental health interventions associated to the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. The overall purpose of the role is to ensure that individuals who are referred into the service have their needs and the needs of their families and carers assessed, and interventions/recommendations are identified to meet these needs.

We are a county-wide based team and our operational working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with some flexibility when required to engage with our service users. We are commitment to Agile working in accordance with MPUFT trust policy and guidance.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within the service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate. You will provide indirect care through the functions of educator and advice giver to relatives, carers and other organisations where appropriate.
  • You will be responsible for engaging in the collective leadership of the pathway to ensure quality standards and performance indicators are met and maintained.
  • You will be responsible for assuming delegative responsibility, if required, in the absence of the pathway lead.
  • You will be responsible for completing assessments, medication reviews and routine reviews including prescribing for service users
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of a range of high level specialist assessments, identifying risks and management plans in the process where required.
  • You will be responsible for promoting nursing practice within the service.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Before applying for this exciting and challenging role, we encourage applicants to view and read the job and person specification.

Person Specification



  • A qualified/registered mental health nurse plus diploma level equivalent qualification in sphere of professional practice
  • Additional specialist training, i.e. non-medical prescribing.
  • Evidence of professional updating and development within mental health services
  • Mentorship Course


  • Evidence of further professional training/development in a relevant field, e.g. advanced clinical practice.



  • Significant demonstrable experience of delivering therapeutic interventions to service users and families within a mental health setting
  • Experience of having worked within an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service or similar setting.
  • Experience of practicing as a non-medical prescriber


  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience of completing specialist assessments - PANSS/CAARMS



  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment
  • Knowledge/awareness of relevant legislation and guidance including The Mental Health Act (1983), Community Care Act (1990), Human Rights Act (1998), National Service Framework and Clinical Governance, Capacity Act, Safeguarding policies
  • Knowledge of the EIPN and NICE guidance and standards around Early Intervention in Psychosis Services
  • Ability to challenge and change clinical practice


  • Understanding of psychosocial interventions associated to first episode of psychosis and those assessed as At Risk Mental State



  • Ability to promote positive change and work in a flexible manner
  • A problem solving approach to professional practice

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Severn Fields Health Village

Sundorne Road



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