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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2021.

Advanced/Trainee Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 378-CK1099

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 CAL Memory Services - OPS - Calderdale - 228375
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Calderdale Memory Assessment Service

We have a vacancy for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner within the Calderdale Memory Assessment Service in the Calderdale & Kirklees BDU.Applications are invited from nurses who are either; currently working at Advanced Nurse Practitioner level with people experiencing dementia, or for the Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner post, are looking for an opportunity to be supported to achieve this.


  1. If you are currently practicing as a Non-Medical Prescriber with clinical experience related to working with people with Dementia and you are looking to progress to an Advanced Nurse Practitioner role. As the skills and knowledge acquired through the PG Cert in Dementia for Practitioners with a Special Interest are essential to the person specification of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role, if you are currently a Band 6 Nurse and a Non-Medical Prescriber you will be employed as a Band 6 Nurse Prescriber within the Memory Assessment Service for the duration of study. On successful completion of the course the post will automatically transfer into the Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner role. There will be a mandatory requirement to study for and successfully complete the training within the first 12 months of employment.
  2. If you are a Band 6 nurse who is not currently a non-medical prescriber you will be supported to complete the Non-Medical Prescribing course and after a period of consolidation you can then complete the PG Cert in Dementia for Practitioners with a Special Interest and on successful completion of the course the post will automatically transfer into the Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner role. There will be a mandatory requirement to study for and successfully complete the NMP training within the first 12 months of employment and a mandatory requirement to study for and successfully complete the PG Cert in Dementia in the 2nd year of employment.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative practitioner and the successful candidate will work within an established Memory Assessment Service, based at Laura Mitchell Health & Wellbeing Centre in Halifax, and will provide advanced levels of autonomous nursing practices to assess, investigate, diagnose and prescribe within the guidelines of the memory pathway.

In this role you will provide full cycle patient care by:

Assessing, stabilising, treating and managing patients.

Independently and autonomously assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients with attention to physical, emotional, social, cultural, and mental health issues.

Be responsible for the administration and supply of medication to patients to set criteria.

Providing support such as advice, guidance, and training on professional nursing issues, and taking part in clinical governance activities.

Work in a collaborative manner with others to ensure seamless service delivery.

Participate in the use of reflective practice, nursing research, audit, and clinical supervision.

Engage with the clinical supervision provided by an identified Consultant Psychiatrist.


The qualities we are looking for in potential candidates are:

Independent Non-Medical prescriber qualification (desirable).

Experience of working autonomously.

Experience of leadership responsibilities.

Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

Established clinical background in working with service users presenting with a cognitive deficit.

Evidence of continuing professional development.

A commitment and the attitude to complete the required period of study.


You will be working with a well-established multidisciplinary team that supports staff to develop both personally and professionally. We have a mix of Memory Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrists and a Clinical Psychologist.

There are regular Advanced Nurse Practitioners network meetings and professional supervision available. A full comprehensive induction will be provided and access to further training options. The service places staff clinical and management supervision, appraisal, support and professional development as a high priority.

Full UK driving license and use of own car is essential.

For further information, or if you wish to arrange an informal visit, please contact Jen Goodwin (Team Manager) on 07769 643495.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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