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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Eating disorders nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Connect are the lead provider of specialist adult eating disorder services across West Yorkshire and one of the leading National eating disorder Provider Collaboratives.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurse Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our community-based team.

This is your opportunity to join an award-winning team, help shape the service and make a difference to how we treat and care for adults with eating disorders. We are looking for candidates that strive to deliver high quality care, and enjoy innovation and continuous improvement, because at Connect we are continually working to improve the service we provide.

The post holder must hold the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescriber qualifications.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) for Eating Disorders will provide direct clinical care to service users within the Adult Eating Disorder services, both in the community and in-patient setting, as a senior clinician within the service.

The ANP role and function will demonstrate the 4 pillars of Advance Clinical Practice:
  • Clinical practice
  • Facilitation of learning
  • Leadership
  • Evidence, research and development

The role will provide clinical leadership for the Nursing workforce within the service, working closely with fellow clinical, professional and operational leads, and will support the development of an effective MDT within their area of practice. The ANP will support the design and development of clinical pathways across the inpatient and community services, at an ICS level.

The ANP will take a lead on nursing assessment and treatment, ensuring that patients with highly complex needs are provided with high quality, evidenced based care and treatment. The role will improve the quality of and access to primary healthcare provision and strengthen professional leadership, supporting the development and practice of junior clinicians. The ANP will work closely together with the operational and clinical team managers to ensure the delivery of high quality, professional nursing practice across the service.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

Alongside the clinical components of the role including referral triage, assessments, discharges and physical health management, the ANP will be an essential position within the leadership team, contributing to service development with strategic vision. The ANP will promote partnership working, extending beyond healthcare providers and across the ICS footprint as part of the CONNECT community model. The ANP will work with other leaders to support the development and implementation of New Care Models.

The ANP will undertake research and lead on clinical audits relevant to nursing and to their field of Eating Disorders practice.

In addition:
  • Will assess and hold a caseload of complex service users identified as requiring the clinical input of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and will lead on the delivery of some aspects of clinical care for all service users within the community setting
  • Demonstrates the skills for assessing care needs in response to highly complex presentations and responding to these, developing and leading highly specialised programmes / packages of care within both the in-patient and community setting.
  • Take a lead role on community based physical health monitoring and physical health risk management.
  • Able to build collaborative approaches with service users and carers, ensuring their involvement in formulation, care planning and care delivery
  • To facilitate and review approved Quality Improvement initiatives within the care setting.
  • Provide an excellent standard of communication and relationship building with service users, carers, partners / stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Work in alliance with the Head of Operations, the Clinical Lead and other senior clinical staff, provide collaborative leadership to the nursing workforce and other colleagues across the wider ED services.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines, service users and their carers to formulate and agree a holistic person centred plan of care

Person Specification
  • RMN
  • ANP and NMP qualification

  • 3 years post reg
  • Eating disorders

  • Good communication skills across services

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