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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated, experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner, looking for a new challenge?

Due to the development of a new young people's gender service, there is an exciting opportunity for an advance clinical practitioner (ACP) (Band 8a) to join The Nottingham Young people's Gender Service (NYGS) at the forefront of delivering care and support to young patients. You will receive in-depth training and clinical supervision whilst working with our experienced nurses and MDT within a forward thinking and supportive NHS Trust.

NYGS are recruiting to a new team comprising Consultant Psychiatrist, Paediatrics, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Psychologists and Research assistants. You will have the opportunity to work with a progressive team leading the way nationally and international in children and young people's Transgender Health.

NYGS is a multi-disciplinary service offering psychological support to young people on the gender affirming medical pathway and looked after by the adolescent endocrinologist service, some of them will be awaiting to or prescribed hormone blockers or hormones by the NHS following an assessment by the Gender Identity Development Service.

Main duties of the job

The new service will provide multi-disciplinary care and support to young people aged from 11 to (and including) 17 years old who are about to receive or currently receiving gender affirming medical treatment from the Specialist Paediatric Endocrinology services (SPES) which is the endocrinology arm of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDs) which will be closing on the 31st of March 2024.

This new service (NYGS) service will work to NHS England's published interim service specification for specialist gender incongruence services for children and young people (Interim Service Specification).

NYGS will sit within the established NCTH Network which provides the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Adult Service, the East of England Gender Service, the Linked Clinic activity with Indigo Gender Service and the Linked Clinic activity with the Sussex Gender Service.

The post is part of a potential career pathway for nurses within Transgender Health, working to nationally agreed competencies with the opportunity to be trained and develop professionally in an interesting and high demand service.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is an experienced Nurse/Allied Health Professional/Paramedic, qualified to ACP Masters level who will act as a clinical leader. They will:
  • Demonstrate safe , senior clinical decision-making by autonomously assessing patients presenting at the new service.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process and work collaboratively with the MDT to meet the needs of patients.
  • Be instrumental in guiding junior medical staff and nursing staff in relation to relevant protocols, procedures and clinical pathways.
  • Be fundamental in the development of this new role.
  • Initiate, manage and drive innovative change in practice for the benefit of patient care in line with Trust and local procedures.

The role will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work within a defined scope of practice and to agreed clinical standards applied within the service.

The role will be multi factorial including clinical assessment, formulation, non-medical prescribing (where appropriate) and developing holistic non-pharmacological treatments.

The ACP may provide mentorship to trainee ACP's within the directorate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised NMC or HCPC Degree/diploma
  • NMC Registered or HCPC Registered
  • Recognised ACP Masters (or equivalent) qualification


Training

Essential

  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD including highly specialist clinical knowledge
  • Evidence of management/leadership training and development


Experience

Essential

  • CAMHS experience and expertise in of assessing and managing complex caseloads
  • Experience of leading service development
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of MDT teams
  • Experience in using research evaluation / audit tools and demonstrating need
  • Experience of managing and clinically supervising others


Desirable

  • Experience of working in transgender health
  • Experience of working with neurodiverse young people
  • Experience of working with young people who have experienced trauma


Knowledge

Essential

  • Expertise in knowledge of working area
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance
  • Applied leadership knowledge


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Standards of Care and appropriate policies and guidance


Skills

Essential

  • Physical healthcare assessment and monitoring skills in line with ACP competency Framework
  • Team builder and team member Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Reflective practitioner


Desirable

  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative
  • Experience of leading service development
  • Highly specialist skill in working with people


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Network (NCTHnet)

3 Oxford Street

Nottingham

NG1 5BH



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