Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Forensic Community Team are seeking a highly motivated Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team. The successful applicant will be joining the team during an exciting period of change, developing the Forensic Community Service. This is the ideal opportunity to drive change and develop your leadership and change management skills. 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. We are looking to appoint someone who is dynamic and enthusiastic about working with this patient group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a welcoming multi-disciplinary team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development. The Forensic Community Team is based at Roseberry Park hospital; however, we do support people within a wide geographical area. The post holder will be expected to travel.

Main duties of the job

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 ward or 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 provide nurse led diagnosis and treatment planning.

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

To promote at all times a positive image of the specialist service area and the wider Trust.

About us
A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH/RNLD, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Qualification in non-medical prescribing or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or willingness to work towards. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Clinical leadership qualification.
  • Masters qualification in a subject relevant to the area of practice
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field.
  • Significant experience working with patients who display high risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experience
  • Developing practice standards.
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Delivering training and education to multi-professional groups.
  • Experience of working within a range of services, including inpatient and community settings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Extensive knowledge of patients who display high risk behaviours
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment (depending on specialist area)
  • Specialist knowledge of working within a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency community team setting.
  • Principles of change management.
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate clinical history taking and assessment skills in order to provide nurse led diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and motivational skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication, organisational and administrative skills.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Write reports.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • Demonstrate recovery-focussed practice.
  • Standard keyboard skills
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently and with integrity
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and resilient in challenging situations.
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
Other requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

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