Advanced Nurse Practitioner- Early Intervention Outreach and Wellbeing

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year gross per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Our Children, Families & Young People service based in Suffolk is seeking a dedicated Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

It is an exciting time to join us as we introduce and develop our new outreach and wellbeing mental health service area - an area where it'll be your role to lead on the clinical development.

This is a new and evolving service which acts as the 'front door' for children and young people up to the age of 25. The focus of this area of service is a locality-based model in Suffolk developing teams to intervene early as part of our whole system mental health approach as we embed the iThrive framework.

There has been significant investment in Children's and Young People's services across Suffolk and this post will provide you with the opportunity to work across the Integrate Care System - working alongside partners within social care, schools etc. to promote early intervention, emotional wellbeing and ultimately improving outcomes for recovery.

We're looking for a clinical leader who wants an opportunity to be involved in transformation projects, opening up boundaries and championing cross organisational working.

Main duties of the job

The services will consist of teams working in education, primary care and family hubs providing consultation, advice guidance and help. The teams are a reconfiguration of our existing teams which include the CYP IAPY/Wellbeing Team, Psychology in Schools Team and primary Care network funded clinicians working alongside the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools. The role will work closely with colleagues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Young Adult Mental Health Services and Community Eating Disorder Service.

This is a diverse role so we are looking for someone who will be able to provide clinical leadership and who will play a key part in the comprehensive CFYP transformation in Suffolk. The transformation is part of our whole system change and managers will be supported by programme managers and a project support officer. The Service model will be shaped by working with our people participation lead and in collaboration with children, young people, their parents and carers and with the VCSE, to ensure the development of an accessible, responsive and high quality service.

We're a flexible, supportive team and you will be encouraged to continue to train, develop and progress in your career. This is the ideal opportunity to drive change and develop your leadership and change management skills.

About us

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

This is an exciting time of Transformation of mental health services in Suffolk, creating opportunities for services to recognise and consolidate what they are doing well and also to drive creativity to radically change service delivery. The changes are locally driven, with the aim of embedding mental health services within the community.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to join us!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To fully support the service with the strategic and operational planning and delivery for their designated specialist service area(s) within the locality.

The post holder is an experienced nurse who acting within their own professional boundaries will provide care for presenting service users from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for service users cared for in a mental health setting.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process. They will work with the medical team to meet the needs of the service users and provide clinical professional nurse leadership to the nursing team.

Provides the highest standard of professional and expert clinical leadership that influences advanced level of nursing practice in mental health and demonstrates positive role modelling of this role within the nursing profession

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Person Specification
  • RN (Mental Health or General Nurse)
  • Recognised leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Post registration qualification in specialty

  • Masters level education or demonstrable equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current issues in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

  • Non-medical prescribe

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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