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Senior Nurse Practitioner

West London NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
The role of Senior Nurse practitioner to work in partnership with service users and their carers in the Older People Community Mental Health Service with complex health presentations including dementia, to lead the team, to manage the day to day running of the service, to ensure that patients have personalised care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. The Senior Nurse practitioner will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to Older People and people with dementia and their carers to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this.

The post holder must be a NMC registered Nurse (Mental Health) with experience of managing teams at band 7 level or seeking an opportunity and believe they have the required skills and ability for the post.

Main duties of the job

  • To Support the Team Manager and take clinical leadership of the team.
  • Complete case Allocations for Initial assessments and caseload review for the CPN's as part of caseload management.
  • Provide Leadership on the MDT team Meeting in conjunction with the Team manager and Consultants.
  • Participate in delivering in-house training with the team by working in partnership with the Leads.
  • Support with HR processes and the Health Roster system for the management of staff well-being and monthly payroll system.
  • To provide some comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to Older People with mental ill health including dementia.
  • To manage a small caseload of clients with complex mental health needs/dementia and undertake case management/lead professional/ CPA as needed.
  • To lead on a shared duty service.
  • To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and the individual client.
  • To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in clinical area.
  • To have a knowledge of both organic and functional illnesses.
  • To receive management supervision from team manager or equivalent.
  • To provide supervision to junior staff on a monthly basis.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Practitioner (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to master level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of student supervisor Course/equivalent/Practice Educators/Practice Placement Educator
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students.
  • Able to manage a caseload of people with complex mental health needs/dementia
  • Able to effectively manage risk.


  • Lived experience of mental health issues/caring for Older person with mental Health difficulties/dementia



  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
  • Able to establish links with other services and professionals



  • To have a good knowledge of service objectives


  • To understand performance reports and how they relate to team

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Lakeside MHU (West Mid)




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