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Nurse Practitioner - Surgical Assessment Unit

Band 7

Main area
317 Ward 45 General Surgery Day Ward - RVI
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-23-013
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
19/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to extend their knowledge and clinical practice in our Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU), based on Ward 45 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The post holder will be pivotal in providing high levels of care to surgical patients referred via emergency pathways, including via the Emergency Department and G.P referrals.

Working independently and autonomously within a multi professional team, the post holder will provide a comprehensive service for the assessment and management of the patients’ care, ensuring a smooth and effective emergency pathway. This will include assessment, examination, investigation, diagnosis as well as  treatment or referral, and/or discharge  of patients presenting to SAU, utilising a full range of nurse practitioner skills. 

The postholder will work with other professionals, e.g. surgeons, radiology, nursing staff and community services, to ensure that all patients are managed on an appropriate clinical pathway. It is essential that the postholder demonstrates excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills.

Competencies in Non-medical prescribing and IRMER  are desirable or a willingness to undertaken training.

Support and specialist training will be provided by the surgical team.

  • Interview Date 19/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

 

Main duties of the job

  1. Work on the SAU, supporting the surgical on call team and Ward 45 nursing team ,to review and manage the care of patients referred on the emergency pathway.
  2. Ensure timely and accurate record keeping
  3. Communicate with the patients and their families regarding their treatment plans, as appropriate.

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group e.g. H@N, pre assessment.
  • To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:
    • To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.
    • Working as a nurse practitioner, provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.
    • Manage own caseload to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined parameters and training.
    • Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.
    • Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.
    • Liaising with Patient Services Coordinator where necessary.
    • Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.
    • Provide specialist education and training to departmental nursing staff, nursing and medical students.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

 

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • • Current NMC registration
  • • Degree/Masters level study, or equivalent specialist study / experience e.g. o Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent o Clinical Skills Course
Desirable criteria
  • • Master’s degree
  • • Management experience / qualification
  • • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • • Recent experience of extended clinical practice in a senior role underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • • Audit / research experience

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Good IT skills
  • • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids
Desirable criteria
  • • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Hayley Robinson
Job title
Matron
Email address
Hayley.robinson14@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2829362