Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will:
  • Be competent and proficient in delivering the requirements of the role; working as part of the multi-disciplinary team with children & young people and Families in the Children and Young People's Autism Service.
  • Demonstrate at all times the Partnership Trust's Values and Behaviour Framework.
  • Be a Specialist Nurse Practitioner and have detailed professional and clinical skills and experience in the assessment and management of children and young people within NICE guidance and best practice.
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users.
  • Have training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and have utilisation of leadership experience and knowledge both clinically and managerially to ensure service performance and development improvement.
  • Demonstrate initiative in finding solutions to clinical and managerial challenges.
  • Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.
  • Ensuring the development and delivery of clinical efficiency.

The post holder will be part of the children and families care group working in the Children and Young People's Autism Service and may work in a variety of settings across localities within South Staffordshire.

This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with the multi-disciplinary/agency teams in addressing a range of issues with children and young people who may/have ASC.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered professional qualification in Nursing
  • Evidence of professional background e.g Mental Health Nursing
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in a field relevant to CYP.
  • Post graduate clinical courses within area of CYP with Autism.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people within the community and within clinic settings.
  • Experience in the clinical specialism including assessment and management of children with ASC.
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively.
  • Experience of working with people who may present with behaviours that challenge parents/carers in environments where they receive care.
  • Experience in supervision and revalidation requirement of others.
  • Experience of co-ordinating care as part of the care programme approach where appropriate and relevant.
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations.
  • Robust experience of managing the nursing needs of CYP with complex needs as part of their autism presentation and management and medication optimisation (as appropriate).

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