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Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£61,341 to £70,439 a year Per Annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Practice is an evolving area within acute medicine and across the integrated and urgent care specialties. Drawn generally, but not exclusively, from a background of nurses, AHP's and other relevant professional backgrounds. In Barnet we are developing this level of expertise to be based within our Primary Care Networks, working within GP surgeries offering the first point of contact with people identifying with mental health issues or with a diagnosed mental health condition.

Main duties of the job

The post holder with have a demonstrable clinical portfolio that evidences clinical skills equivalent to that of a senior clinical member of staff. Their clinical role will involve the independent and autonomous practice of history taking, clinical examination, clinical investigations, and interpretation and subsequently the diagnosis and management planning of the differentiated and diagnosed patient as well as the undifferentiated and undiagnosed patient seen in settings such as Primary Care Networks. This will be in line with Agenda for Change.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant with be an established leader able to demonstrate success in service design and delivery in relevant services within but not exclusive to Mental Health settings. They will already be at consultant practitioner level in an established service.

The successful applicant must have completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (or equivalent) and have consolidated fully academically and clinically.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic development of the Mental Health Offer (with ACPs or MHPs) within Primary Care Networks within Barnet and within the Barnet Mental Health services Directorate. This will be overseeing all enhanced (ECP) and advanced (ACP) practice staff, both trainees and qualified, as well as supporting educational supervisors and engaging directly with Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) for the delivery of academic modules. In addition, this will include Mental Health Practitioners based in the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the borough of Barnet.

The successful applicant must have an in-depth understanding of the advanced practice apprenticeship. They must also engage fully with Health Education England and support any future relevant curriculums and credentials that are released

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • MSc or PGdip in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalency criteria as per national standards
  • Current registration with NMC, HCPC and or other statutory body
  • Specialist Practitioner
  • Relevant Professional health degree. If PGdip must have previously completed an MSc
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Teaching qualification
  • Additional Leadership training
  • Appropriate Therapy Training/ qualification
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience within specialty
  • Leadership experience at Band 7 or above
  • Proven experience of working as an independent practitioner
  • In-depth knowledge of recent NHS legislation, relevant to community and the Long Term Plan.
  • Experience of leading, planning and completing audit / research.
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff across the multi-disciplinary team
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Involvement in advanced practice development
  • Able to demonstrate care which reflects evidence-based practice.
  • Can demonstrate experience of acute disease management and crisis care
  • Excellent Communication skills including presentation skills
  • Leadership skills with ability to engage and deliver change through negotiation and partnership working
  • Management skills with team building abilities
  • Ability to manage complexity and develop and sustain partnership working with both individuals and across organisations
  • Ability to manage high pressured situations
  • Able to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • Evidence of recognised knowledge/skills in service improvement.
  • Infection control issues and procedures
  • To able to take on the role of Designated Prescribing Practitioner. (if prescribing is in the scope of practice)
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Sound practical skills
  • Assessment skills
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Delegation skills
  • Ability to work alone as well as be part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Teaching skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise a changing workload
  • Ability to implement policy and guidelines
  • Analytical skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • IT skills
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Assertive and Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Empathetic and Supportive
  • Able to deal with challenging working conditions
  • Ability to manage and diffuse stressful situations
Other Requirements Essential
  • Access to a car for business use on a daily basis with full driving license
  • Able to be flexible in relation to hours worked

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