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Trainee/Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Community)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to apply for this role as Trainee Advanced Practitioner.

The successful candidate will play a central role in supporting the clinical and operational team to ensure high quality, recovery focussed care is delivered to our service users.

On completion of the training the post holder will be recognised as an expert practitioner in an identified field of practice, and will advise the MDT on expert, safe and effective models of care and treatment, (including non-medical prescribing) within the Perinatal setting leading to improved patient outcomes. They will be an integral part of the MDT supporting clinical decision making and supporting the service pathways, developing nurse led clinics and providing assessment, formulation, and brief interventions of care, including discharge planning within agreed protocols and procedures.

Trainee Advanced Practitioners will take up components of the role as competences are developed and are demonstrated in practice.

The post holder will effectively be required to work across the range of services as determined by service user need.

The Perinatal Service is commissioned to support women and birthing people throughout Greater Manchester, who experience moderate to severe mental health problems during and after pregnancy, and for their infant up to the age of one year.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate must demonstrate their interest and willingness to undertake and successfully complete the MSc in Advanced Practice

Once qualified, the Advanced Practitioner will be recognised as an expert practitioner within mental health with a special interest within perinatal mental health. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking advanced clinical assessments and formulating evidenced based, collaborative treatment plans for those under the specialist perinatal community team. This will include the use of non-medical prescribing with a focus on physical health.

The Advanced Practitioner will be recognised as a clinical leader within the service and will have an active involvement in service delivery.

The post holder will be part of the multidisciplinary team and will provide expert clinical advice to support the delivery of effective evidenced based care whilst improving the knowledge of the workforce.

The post holder will effectively be required to work across the range of services as determined by service user need.

BOC/BOS rota

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Mental Health Professional - RMN, AHCP oEducated to degree level at least 2:2 at honours degree oGCSE or Level 2 Maths and English Language with original certificates required to enter apprenticeship programme o3 years postgraduate experience oClinical supervision training and experience oWillingness to work towards and complete the MSc in Advanced Practice


  • Further professional development in perinatal and/or infant mental health Non-Medical Prescribing qualification



  • oExperience of working with clients with complex needs oCompiling protocols and clinical guidance oAudit oResearch oExperience of working at a senior clinical level


  • ResearchoExperience of working with women's mental health. oNon Medical Prescribing qualification o(this training must be completed over the duration of the programme and will therefore move to an essential requirement upon completion of training)



  • Advanced Clinical Practice skills Management of service users with complex needs


  • Knowledge of issues affecting the client group

Skills and Abilities


  • oCommunication skills, both written and verbal oCommunication of difficult messages to service users and families oNegotiation and conflict management skills oChange management oKeyboard/PC skills

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Perinatal Service, Hexagon Tower


M9 8GQ

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