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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Nurse (part time - 30 hours), to join our two existing highly regarded Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the Harrogate Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults.

You will be an active member of the Leadership Team, whilst clinically leading the team and supporting with service improvement and operational duties when required. This will include delivering caseload management, clinical supervision, staff development / training and advanced Nursing approaches. You will be expected to work effectively with other leadership colleagues and external stakeholders, guided by the TEWV Journey for Change whilst being supervised and supported by our Community Modern Matron.

There is an expectation that you will be a Non Medical Prescriber (or be willing to work towards within the first 6 months) and be actively involved in the assessment, formulation, and planning processes for service users with complex needs both on our functional and organic mental health pathways.

Please note, there will be a presentation as part of the interview process.

Main duties of the job

The key duties of this role include:
  • Leading, supporting and developing clinical staff
  • Being a role model and mentor to staff
  • Embedding evidence based practice within the service, including participation in the development of the local training portfolio
  • Ensuring high professional standards of nursing practice across the team
  • Providing high quality patient care for individuals living with complex mental ill health and their carers in their place or residence and clinic settings
  • Navigating the service as we adapt to the changes linked to the Community Mental Health Framework
  • Offering regular clinical, peer and caseload supervision

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

At Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) we provide a range of inpatient and community mental health and learning disability services for approximately two million people of all ages living in County Durham and Darlington, the Tees Valley, Vale of York and most of North Yorkshire.

Our services include:
  • Adult mental health services
  • Mental health services for older people
  • Children and young people's services
  • Adult learning disability services.

We employ around 7,500 staff and we cover a large geographical area which includes:
  • County Durham and Darlington
  • the four Teesside boroughs of Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland
  • the North Yorkshire areas of Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Hambleton and Richmondshire, Selby and Harrogate and Ripon
  • the City of York
  • the Pocklington area of East Yorkshire
  • the Wetherby area of West Yorkshire.

Some of our specialist services also support people living elsewhere in the country, particularly other parts of the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

As a foundation trust we are accountable to local people through our Council of Governors and are regulated by NHS Improvement, the health sector regulator and by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

To be the professional lead for nurses in the designated specialty, leading on professional development and ensuring the delivery of robust evidence based practice.

To lead the establishment of systems that support the development of clinical practice, to ensure that the developments are embedded within the team and are sustainable.

To ensure high professional standards of nursing practice in accordance with the NMC code of Conduct, with professional accountability to the Nursing and Governance Directorate.

To lead the planning, implementation and participation in training and educational activities relevant to Practice Development for nurses in the designated specialty.

To support the team manager and other senior clinical staff in establishing and maintaining high standards and continual improvement within the established governance framework.

To undertake ongoing audit of care and service delivery, underpinned by research and evidence-based practice. Undertakes research as part of the role.

To coordinate and deliver clinical supervision to support all nursing staff within the area of responsibility.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities.

Additional contact details: Aliyah Akhtar - Community Modern Matron

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH
  • Leadership Skills
  • Student Supervision and Assessment (SSA)
  • Qualification in non-medical prescribing or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale
  • Clinical Leadership qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrate clinical history taking and assessment skills in order to provide nurse led diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Specialist knowledge of working within a multi-disciplinary/multi agency community team setting
Experience Essential
  • Provide good quality supervision
  • Work collaboratively and effectively as part of the Leadership Team
  • Ability to engage and develop good working relationships with all partner agencies
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Quality Improvement activities
  • Experience of working within a range of services, including inpatient and community settings.

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