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Advanced Practitioner - Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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**This post offers the £3,000 New Hire Bonus incentive. See attached Terms & Conditions for full details. Please note this applies to External applicants only.**

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, & 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 care-coordination to a specified caseload operating under the CPA framework (and subsequent framework) , efficient 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 ad 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 receive management supervision from the Service Manager or equivalent.

To demonstrate excellent communication skills.

To establish professional links with other care groups and professionals.

To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person-centered 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, CPA/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 take a lead on operational , practice matters and policy development relating to team practice.

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 participate in recruitment and selection process of staff when appropriate.

To have good awareness of the protocols and Trust policies and protocols relevant to the post-holders professional group.

To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team members.

To be part of a senior staff group for on-going support and development.

Working with the Team Managers, to ensure staff within the team are compliant with professional codes of conduct and regulations.

To take a lead on audits within the team.

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.

Participates in promoting quality through development of collaborative and innovative approaches to health care delivery.

The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multidisciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patients/clients and their relatives/carers.

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • Degree or extensive experience working in the clinical area
  • Professional qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, OT or Social Work
  • Completion of Mentorship/ Coaching Course or intention to complete
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing Qualification
  • Psychological Therapy qualification training with individuals and/or families
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working alongside people with complex mental health problems
  • Experience of supervising staff clinically
  • Extensive experience of providing a range of interventions to people
  • Extensive experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of leading staff or teams in practice improvement
  • Lived experience of mental health
Skills and Abilites Essential
  • Advanced skills in: assessment, planning and therapeutic intervention
  • Provision of specialist practice advice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others (individuals and groups)
  • Excellent ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Advanced skills in problem solving and clinical risk management
  • Monitor and maintain the health and safety of self and others in the working area
  • Experience in audits
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Advanced specialist knowledge of assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of relevant practice legislation to include the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Act
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel across a number of geographical locations within the Trust
  • Able to use IT equipment

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