Advanced Nurse Practitioner - SCAMHS

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Part Time
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This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 31/03/2023.

If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line manager's approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

Are you curious about how far you can develop yourself within your nursing career?Are you ready to embrace the diverse and stimulating aspects of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner ( ANP ) role within a dynamic and innovative SCAMHS service ?

Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB) are delighted to invite applicants to be part of an exciting new development within Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health (S-CAMHS) at ANP level. This role requires working across the four pillars of the ANP role - Clinical Practice; Facilitating Learning; Leadership and Evidence/Research & Development. The role will cover the delivery of person centred care across the range of community services in a dynamic and expanding S-CAMHS Service. Whatever you are looking for in your next career move you'll find it in HDUHB.

This is a fantastic career move that brings with it a lifestyle changing opportunity to work in beautiful West Wales and experience the benefits of rural life and beautiful sweeping coastline.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic innovator to the role of ANP within S-CAMHS. As we progress our service improvement program we see this important post as central to transform the way we provide support and treatment for children / young people and families. Furthermore, the role of facilitating learning for others will be pivotal within the role and the post holder will be part of the developing ANP workforce within HDUHB.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and experienced nurses with practical and theoretical knowledge of mental health assessment who have completed the Advanced Clinical Practitioner qualification/registration and who are able to demonstrate both competency in diagnosis and treatment with S-CAMHS presentations. You will have established advanced knowledge of common and undifferentiated mental health presentations in S-CAMHS and provide autonomous and expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment.The role is 15 hours per week, the successful applicants will be required to undertake on - call duties with some flexibility of hours and occasional weekends. Advanced Nurse Practitioner within the service will work across all of the functions of S-CAMHS. All ANPs in Hywel Dda UHB will be supported to develop and maintain all four pillars of practice. We have strong links to local universities and honorary contracts with the universities are encouraged.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh isdesirablefor this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 31/08/22.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Nursing Degree or equivalent qualification and NMC Registration
  • Relevant Masters Degree/180 credits at level 7 (Masters) in relevant area.
  • Non-Medical Prescriber, or willingness to commit to undertake in line with future service development.
  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area
Experience Essential
  • Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area.
  • Demonstrable experience of complex decision making
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Significant experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required
  • Experience of multi- professional working
  • Teaching and education assessment experience
  • People management experience
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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