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Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Eating Disorders Service

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our expanding Eating Disorders Service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly skilled practitioner to undertake assessments, interventions, diagnosis and medical reviews. As a senior practitioner they will also provide clinical leadership and support for team colleagues on managing mental health needs and risks.

Work will be across the 4 pillars of practice - Leadership & Management, Clinical, Education, and Research and Development as outlined in the Framework for Advanced Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Practice in Wales 2010 (FANMAHPPW) with a view to improving service experience and outcomes for patients.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience of working with clients with complex needs. Previous experience of working with patients with eating disorders would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Main duties of the job

To undertake assessment, treatment, planning and review of the mental health needs and risk of patients referred to, and accepted by, the HDUHB Eating Disorder Service within community (patients' homes and health clinics) and hospital (physical health and psychiatric inpatient) settings. To provide clinical leadership and support to the team in team/professional meetings in relation to ongoing mental health needs and risk.

To formulate, initiate and review treatment plans including the prescription of medication in line with specific scope of practice. To establishing and deliver physical health clinics for patients known to the Eating Disorders Team as appropriate. To provide appropriate therapy as part of a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment plan. To undertake the role of CTP co-ordinator for a small number of patients, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans and risk assessments.

To provide clinical advice relating to complex presentations to nurses and other health care professionals within Hywel Dda University Health Board

To provide mental health training regarding Eating Disorders and related mental health issues, risk and medication management, to both internal and external agencies as required. To participate in on-call for the directorate as required in accordance with the On-Call rota.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 03/04/23

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Relevant Masters Degree/180 credits at level 7 (Masters) in relevant area
  • Non-Medical Prescriber, or willingness to commit to undertake in line with future service development.
  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area
Experience Essential
  • Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area.
  • Demonstrable experience of complex decision making
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Significant experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • People management experience
  • Teaching and education assessment experience
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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