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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Advanced Practitioner

Job Type



North West



£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

6 June 2024


Closing Date

20 June 2024

We are a blended team of lived and occupational experts, with a focus on enabling progressive and trauma-informed journeys through secure care. Our aim is to help improve the experience and outcomes for individuals who experience the world as profoundly unsafe (often associated with the diagnostic label of a ‘personality disorder’)

We work alongside inpatient and community teams for adults and young people (16 +) on a secure care pathway across the region. Changes following the introduction of Integrated Care Services (ICSs) mean that this is an exciting time to be joining the team. We operate across the region covered by the three Provider Collaboratives (PCs) that serve the population of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and Humber & North Yorkshire ICS.

Main duties of the job

As an innovative service we can offer real opportunities to be involved in improving the experience of service users across these pathways. This is a great opportunity for an experienced mental health practitioner with a keen interest in personality disorder who would be interested in developing best practice and contributing to the development of local and regional pathways.

Working for our organisation

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, 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 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.

Applicants should be aware that for any individual who requires a visa to work in the UK, the Trust provides sponsorship for registered healthcare practitioner roles only. This is an essential requirement of the role, and the Trust is unable to offer you a role if you are unable to meet Trust requirements for sponsorship and Home Office requirements for a visa.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As an Advanced Practitioner PDS you will have a leadership role within the team and directly involved in working alongside teams to learn about what has happened within a system to obstruct pathways for their service users. This may involve:

• completing complex assessments, formulations, providing clinical opinions and recommendations re care pathways.
• collaborating with clinical teams to create ‘thinking spaces’ which aim to foster conditions for something different to happen in their service user’s care pathway.
• supporting systems and teams striving to deliver trauma – informed, integrated care to service users who are either at risk of entering secure hospital or presently receiving treatment within secure care.
• delivery of training and consultation.

The Pathway Development Service actively promotes and maintains a reflective, safe, and supportive culture. You will be provided with a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities, and access to both regular clinical and managerial supervision.

You will need to be qualified in nursing, social work or occupational therapy, with post qualification experience, or be able to demonstrate significant experience of working with this service user group.

Prior experience of working within secure services or a specialised inpatient pathway or team would be desirable and beneficial to the role. This role will provide opportunity to build expertise and knowledge in the field of personality disorder / trauma informed care, gain a range of valuable skills in the area of complex care reviews, supporting specialist care systems, best practice, and inpatient care pathways.

The office base is situated in Leeds although as the organisation moves towards increased agile working you will be required to work remotely for a proportion of the week. This is a regional service, and the post requires regular travel across Yorkshire and Humberside.

Please contact Joanne Ramsden (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), Hayley Brown (Clinical Team Manager) or Heather Johnston (Practice Development Lead) for further information on 0113 8557950.

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