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Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
The Willows
£40,057 - £53,219 pro rata, per annum
Salary period
03/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team within our Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service (SAEDS) based at The Willows, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, working full time, 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday. As a part of your role working within the team you will utilise your specialist skills and knowledge to assist with the assessment and treatment of clients referred to SAEDS. The role will include providing leadership and clinical expertise into our eating disorders physical health monitoring clinics.  

Our SAEDS seeks to provide a high quality service to ensure that clients receive their care by the right person in the right place at the right time, supported by NICE guidance. Enhancing education, prevention, early intervention and strengthened pathways.

We are looking for a self-motivated, organised individual who is committed to the their role promoting the principles and practice of recovery and is able to provide specialist support into managing the physical and mental health of those with complex eating disorders and act as care co-ordinator where necessary. If you have experience in leading, working in community settings and working collaboratively across teams you may be the person we are looking for.

The Trust offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is tailored to meet the professional development needs of individual practitioners.

Main duties of the job

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Programme takes 3-5 years to complete. On successful completion of this programme, you will be a recognised Advanced Clinical Practitioner with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for an expanded autonomous scope of practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which you practice.

The role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner requires the delivery of advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in the delivery of clinical care. Initially, you will be employed as a Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Band 7) and upon completion of your training you will take on the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Band 8a). A competitive selection process will therefore be required.

There are a number of funding routes available, which include an apprenticeship route.

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Evidence of professional updating
  • Ability and willingness to undertake MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we’d like you to be part of it.

Our vision is ‘To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.’ Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s Values.  These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it’s about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Work towards health promotion and prevention and comprehensively assess patients for risk factors and early signs of illness
  • Provide clinical leadership and service support to the Directorate (eating disorders service).
  • Draw on a diverse range of knowledge in their decision-making to determine evidence-based therapeutic interventions, which will include prescribing medication where legally allowed and actively monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
  • Plan and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegating and referring as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resource use, and provide direct support to patients and clients
  • Work in partnership with patients and carers promoting a recovery focussed model of care

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level nurse registration


Essential criteria
  • Substantial experience at senior nurse level


Essential criteria
  • Clear understanding of nursing policy issues

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Delysia McKnight
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Team Leader
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