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Advanced Practitioner

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rota
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership of the Cambridge locality teams.

You will be joining a service supporting working-age adults who have moderate to severe affective and psychotic disorders. The team offers care-coordination, a daily duty service, psychiatric assessments, medication reviews, ongoing risk management, care planning, support around benefits and housing, family work & a wide variety of therapeutic interventions.

We actively develop our staff in their ability to deliver specific interventions. We are continually developing the service, considering what interventions may be helpful for our service users and evaluating the support we already provide. Recovery principles are embedded at the core of the locality teams & we aim to support people to reach their potential by facilitating hope, empowering autonomy and developing meaning and purpose in life.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully involved in ensuring the service delivers coordinated care to a specified caseload , delivery of a daily duty service, supporting effective clinical risk management, and care planning, providing support to clinicians, managing complex cases, guidance on discharge and supporting clinical throughput in the team , promoting positive interfaces with other teams , and ensuring team delivery of a wide variety of therapeutic interventions.

You will be instrumental in delivering supervision and fostering a supportive work environment for all staff with a particular focus on staff new into role.

You will also be involved in ensuring that the service is a positive learning environment for students from various disciplines

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to the needs of service area.
  • To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in clinical area.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person-centred outcome for the individual.
  • To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and individual client.
  • To ensure appropriate records of assessment and treatment are regularly maintained which adhere to professional guidelines, Trust Policy and recognised systems within the Locality Team.
  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake case management/lead professional/as needed.
  • To participate in all clinical, business and service meetings as appropriate, to contribute to effective team functioning, service delivery and development.
  • To provide professional leadership within the service, working with Team Managers and Service Manager for the planning and delivering of team practice within the mental health teams and wider service delivery.
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team members.
  • To use knowledge of practice development principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resource.
  • Promote and use evidence-based approaches to improve practice.Critically evaluates and applies research findings pertinent to patient care, team management and outcomes.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification



  • oProfessional qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, psychology, OT or Social Work
  • o Degree or extensive clinical experience.


  • oLeadership Qualification
  • oPsychological Therapy qualification training with individuals and/or families.



  • oExtensive experience of providing a range of interventions to people
  • oExperience of working in the community.


  • oExperience of leading staff or teams in practice improvement
  • oLived experience of mental health.

skills and abilities


  • oAdvanced skills in: assessment, planning and therapeutic intervention
  • oAdvanced skills in problem solving and clinical risk management


  • oExperience in audits

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Union House

Union Lane



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