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Senior Night Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Plus Unsocial Hours Enhancements
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We have an excellent exciting opportunity for a Night Nurse Practitioner based in Exeterto join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

Night Nurse Practitioners (NNP) play a key role for people who use our services, clinicians and carers within a defined local delivery service. You will act as a resource for all members of the multi-disciplinary team, providing expert nursing advice concerning all aspects of patient management.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.

Effective communication with all colleagues and patients is an integral part of the role. You will act as gate keepers for access to mental health beds to ensure that the admission criteria/ bed management policy is adhered to.

You will also provide advice and support as a senior leadership role at night for the adult acute inpatient services (psychiatric).

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose

  • Night Nurse Practitioners (NNP) play a key role for people who use our services, clinicians and carers within a defined local delivery service.
  • To act as a resource for all members of the multi-disciplinary team, providing expert nursing advice concerning all aspects of patient management.
  • Effective communication with all colleagues and patients is an integral part of the role.
  • To act as gate keepers for access to mental health beds to ensure that the admission criteria/ bed management policy is adhered to.
  • To provide professional leadership, role model, mentor and practice educator in response to patient and service demand.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision.
  • Provide leadership role model, demonstrating expert knowledge and skill in clinical practice.
  • Participate fully in quality assurance initiates.
  • Be responsible for specific clinical and managerial projects and undertake all necessary work to complete these, including facilitating meetings, liaising and/or negotiating with other staff.
  • To initiate and participate in audit/ research projects.
  • Provide site management responsibility.


About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification RMN.
Desirable
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Management qualification
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Providing clinical supervision and managing staff.
Desirable
  • Budget management.
  • Setting up or working within a new service.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • An excellent understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with large groups who may be antagonistic.
  • Able to produce well written reports.
  • Able to own problems and get involved in the solutions.
  • Ability to manage risk.
  • Supervisory skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage own time and that of the teams
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work night duty
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills
  • Ability to manage change in a positive manner
Desirable
  • Awareness of community structures and social care options and processes
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health


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369-C9369-23-1546
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