Advanced Practitioner EIP

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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To be the professional lead for practitioners 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 Governing Bodies 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 Practitioners 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 staff within the area of responsibility.

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

Main duties of the job

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced practitioner to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis Community Mental Health Team based in Middlesbrough.

The successful candidate will be an active member for the Senior Leadership team whilst clinically leading the team and supporting with service improvement and operational duties when required.

The successful candidate will provide daily leadership to other members of the multi-disciplinary team and will be involved in the ongoing review and development of the service. This will involve working effectively with other leadership colleagues and external stakeholders.

There will be an expectation that you will be involved in the assessment, formulation, and treatment of those accessing the service.

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 refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Undertake some new patient assessments per service.

Within professional framework prescribe and review medication if appropriate to registration of the post holder.

Provide highly specialised advice about a patients mental health needs,

Provide specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other staff contributing directly to clients assessment, formulation and intervention plan.

Additional contact details: Paula Cox -

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Hold a professional qualification and registration with the appropriate regulatory body as an Registered Social Worker, Registered Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register or Occupational Therapist with the HCPC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate Leadership experience
  • Non Medical Prescribing Qualification or a willingness to work towards if applicable to registration
  • Qualification in specific therapeutic treatment modality e.g. ACT. CBT or wiliness to achieve
Knowledge Essential
  • Can demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge relating to older people with mental health needs.
  • Can demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge relating to co-morbidity with both acute and chronic conditions.
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health problems and their relation to physical health problems
  • Evidence of teaching and skills development with staff from a variety of professions and seniority.
Skills Essential
  • Clearly demonstrates advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Can demonstrate the application of mental health skills and knowledge of a care home setting.
  • Advanced clinical assessment, examination and diagnostic skills
  • Can demonstrate excellent clinical decision making when referring patients for second mental health opinion or referring for ongoing mental health involvement
  • Appropriate range of technical skills (e.g. ACE 111, HADS, GDS and interpretation of these
Experience Essential
  • Able to demonstrate having worked in an autonomous clinical role using clinical assessment skills in complex situations. Significant clinical experience in nursing older people with mental health problems within a MHSOP setting
  • Can demonstrate sound management/ supervision and organisational experience
  • Can demonstrate ability to undertake research and audits
  • Experience of working across a range of mental health settings

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