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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/11/2020.

Advanced Trainee Clinical Practitioners

Job Reference: 457-20-097-QN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 pa deondent on experience

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

New and excellent Career opportunity have arisen for highly motivated and suitably experienced nurses, to develop their skills and knowledge and work alongside multi-disciplinary staff to enhance the patient experience across our mental health services.  Benefit’s are improved mental and physical health provision for service users, offering a more consistent approach to service provision. The further development of these posts will also offer a structured career progression for nursing staff. 

The post holder will be accountable to  the Head of Nursing and work alongside a range of MDT staff to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for assessing and planning care, prescribing ordering diagnostics and skills development.

You will have leadership responsibilities, working closely with the leadership team where they are based. Key performance indicators will be aligned to each post, ensuring quality of care is delivered in a safe, supportive manner. 

Applicants must be able to work across the care network’s, with initial focus being in either an inpatient setting or a community team. You may be expected to work out of hours and at weekends when required. 

The post holder will be expected to develop both academically to Masters level and clinically, through continuous assessment and competencies. The post holders will enrol on the Advance Clinical Practice Course at Sheffield Hallam University. The post holder will train as a Non Medical Prescriber and qualify in Advanced Physical Assessment and Consultation Skills. This will be fully funded, including release time. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate and utilise a range of teaching and assessing skills in partnership with MDT staff through regular assessments and development of personal plans. 

The post holder will also be expected to take part in clinical audit. 

Applicant smust have extensive post registration experience of at least 3 years, of which 18 months should be in a leadership position. They must have evidence of degree level study, and hold a teaching and assessing qualification. 

The post is open to any registered nurses (Mental Health / Learning Disability) 

It is anticipated that this post may attract applications from existing 'Band 7' Nurses.In this instance, a successful applicant who is already a 'Band 7' Nurse will continue to be paid at that level throughout the training.

Please note you will be applying for the position of Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Location:  Post 1; Endcliffe Ward, The Longley Centre,Sheffield. S5 7JT

                  Post 2; Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopment Service –                            based with the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Pathway

The salary is ‘Band: 6’ progressing to Band 7’ on qualification.


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If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

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Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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